I became a lawyer twenty five years ago because I’ve always been interested in everything that is best about law – the importance of due process, the intricacies of interpretation and the infrastructure of governance. I’ve been amazingly lucky all my life: a wonderful marriage, four children and a role in the legal profession which took me from the City of London to the Government and most recently to running LawWorks, a national charity which supports strategic free legal advice services for those in need. And for most of this time, I have tried to find time to keep writing.
- Star sign: Pisces
- Inspirations: My friends and family; people who know where they are going.
- Favourite books: Anything on the journey from To Kill a Mockingbird to the Hobbit, taking in en route A Prayer for Owen Meaney and Pride and Prejudice.
- Favourite film: Shawshank Redemption; the bit at the end of Dead Poet’s Society when they all stand on their desks
- Favourite car: A little gold-coloured Peugeot 205 which was the first car I ever bought.
- Favourite food: Toast and marmite.
- Favourite place: A patch of grass, a stream and a dream in Llanegryn, mid Wales.
- Favourite things: Being on a boat; knowing at the end of the day that you’ve done all you set yourself to do; salt and vinegar crisps.
- Biggest challenge: Buying clothes.
- Thing I’ve learned: That the internal and external perspectives on every human being are equally valid.