The Lawyer Inquiry: Kevin Fletcher

Kevin Fletcher was born in Hull in 1947. He lives in Stockton on Tees and is a senior partner at Jacksons Solicitors.

What was your first job?

Making soft centres in a chocolate factory.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£5 per week when I started articles in 1969.

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

I wanted to be a pilot until it was discovered that I was short-sighted.

Which law could you live without?

Sod's law which always seems to apply at the most inopportune moment.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Failing formally to identify the accused and losing an "open and shut" prosecution I was conducting as a young Magistrates Court advocate.

What car do you drive?

BMW 528i.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?


Where would you go to eat?

McDonald's obviously.

What's the best thing on TV?


Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

American Graffiti.

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

My Jacksons tie!

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

Lone Star Swing by Duncan McLean and London Fields by Martin Amis.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Elvis' Don't Be Cruel.

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

Go for it but be prepared to give at least 110 per cent.

What do you like about yourself?

Ability (I hope) to communicate.

What do you hate about yourself?

Lack of patience (ask my secretary).

Where would you most like to be right now?

West Indies watching the Test Match.