The Lawyer Inquiry: Geoff Lord

Geoff Lord was born in Cheshire in 1947. He was the senior partner at Elliott & Co's London office which joined Kennedys in March of this year.

What was your first job?

Taking nuts off bolts and putting different nuts on, aged 12-13.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£5 per week – in articles.

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

Don't know.

What was your most satisfying professional moment?

Reading the reports of the Piper Alpha inquiry.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Can't recall.

What do you least like about being a lawyer?

The Law Society and anything to do with it.

And the best thing about being a lawyer?

Working with insurer clients and in the insurance market.

Who do you admire most, and why?

Sir Thomas More, because he was a great lawyer.

Which famous person or historical figure would be your ideal client, and why?

Edward Lloyd, another hanger-on in the insurance world.

Which web site do you visit the most?

Rather not say! No – really – I don't visit any.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Rubber Soul by The Beatles.

What is your all-time favourite book?

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

What food or drink can't you live without?


What's your favourite restaurant?

The River Room, Savoy Hotel.

And your favourite watering hole?

Savage Club at 1 Whitehall Place, London.

How do you relax?

Listen to music and make model cars, planes etc.

What is your most precious possession?

Nothing in particular.

Where would you most like to be right now?


In 10 years' time, where do you see yourself?

Here, I hope.