The Lawyer Inquiry: Kem Ihenacho

Kem Ihenacho is a trainee solicitor at Morgan Bruce. He was born in Birmingham in 1972.

What was your first job?

Labourer for a building contractor.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

Comfortably above Law Society minimum.

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

My ideal alternative career would be as a diplomat in a tropical location.

Which law could you live without?

Income and Corporation Taxes Act (Schedule E).

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

The day I arrived at a court appointment with some of my documents locked in a borrowed briefcase. I introduced myself very slowly as I frantically tried to remember the combination of the lock.

What car do you drive?

Vauxhall Corsa.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Marge Simpson.

Where would you go to eat?

Mo's Tavern, Springfield, for bar snacks and Duff beer.

What's the best thing on TV?

Holding On.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Angel Heart.

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

Suit during the week, jeans at the weekend.

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

Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg and An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Album: Talking Book by Stevie Wonder.

Single: Before I Let Go by Frankie Beverly and Maze.

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

During your training contract, try to get a wide variety of work… and enjoy it.

What do you like about yourself?

My cooking.

What do you hate about yourself?

My ability to pick up sporting injuries by doing no more than putting on my trainers.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Looking out to sea at sunset, on Frasier Island, Australia, with Samantha.