The Lawyer Inquiry: Tim Maloney

Tim Maloney

What was your first job?

Form monitor (unpaid); barman (paid).

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

£1,000 pa.

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


Which law could you live without?

The rule against perpetuities.

What car do you drive?

My wife's.

Who inspires you?

Glenn Hoddle.

What's the best thing on TV?

The photographs of my children.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'.

What makes you seethe?

Discrimination by the Bar and bench against solicitor advocates.

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


What in your opinion is the worst piece of architecture?

The Lloyd's building.

What book are you reading at the moment?

'Miss Smilla's feeling for snow', by Peter Hoeg.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Mahler's Second Symphony.

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

Remember that it is a service industry and that clients are looking for practical and economic solutions to their problems.

Where would you most like to be right now?

On a boat in the Caribbean.

Where do you see yourself in five years' time?

Reduced to an icon on my computer screen.