The Lawyer Inquiry: Duncan Lamont

Duncan Lamont was born in London on 10 June 1961. He is a media lawyer at City firm Biddle & Co.

What was your first job?

Sheepskin coat salesman, Oxford Street, London.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£30 per week, outdoor clerk East End Solicitors (1979).

What would you have done if you hadn't become a lawyer?


Which law could you live without?

The law that Lancastrian teams beat London teams (and others).

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

The first time I had to beg for an extension of time to file a defence.

What car do you drive?

I don't.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Sally, from When Harry Met Sally.

Where would you go to eat?

Blues, Cape Town.

What's the best thing on TV?

They Think It's All Over.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?


What's your most often-worn piece of clothing?

M&S smalls.

What book(s) are you reading at the moment?

Trying to understand Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, but time's a little short to get there.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Dambusters theme (with goggles on and chocs away).

What piece of advice would you give to anyone entering the profession now?

Relax – things can only get better.

What do you like about yourself?

An ability not to answer questions.

What do you hate about yourself?

An ability not to answer questions.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Sipping a cool Paarl White on top of Table Mountain at sunset.