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Why did you become a litigator? The intellectual exercise of piecing together what has happened, working out how that fits the legal framework and constructing a case accordingly, appealed to me. I also hugely enjoyed working with Calum Burnett, Andrew Denny, Mark Levy, Guy Henderson (now chief executive at Ascot), Sidney Myers (now at BCLP) and many others in my litigation seat as a trainee at A&O. Flying to Paris to take a note and being taken by a client to lunch at the Paris Polo Club in the Bois de Boulogne in brilliant sunshine didn’t hurt either.

What’s the closest you have come to doing something other than law? I took some time out of law some years ago to explore other careers, from academia (not in law) to arts administration to the UN. The exercise taught me to appreciate everything I did like about law and how in many ways it is a unique working environment.

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