Getting to know.. Peter Speight

14th August 2015

We asked our new Corporate Recovery & Involvency solicitor, a few questions to get to know him a little better beyond the legal..

So Peter..

How did you first start working in Law?

Back when I was a spritely 20 something, after taking a few different routes, I decided I wanted something that was a bit more challenging. I applied to do the LLB part-time at Nottingham Trent University, quit my job and found employment as a caseworker at a local niche Human Rights and Immigration Firm to gain valuable day-to-day experience before undertaking a training contract. It has been a long but enjoyable journey to qualifying as a solicitor and now I look forward to the next stage of my career at JMW.

What is your favourite thing about working in Law?

It's the competitive element to law which I most enjoy. Being given a goal and achieving that goal for your client is very rewarding.

If you didn't work in Law what would you do?

Chef, I really enjoy eating and cooking provides me with the opportunity to do that. Also it's about the only thing that I actually seem to be creative in!

What's the one thing you can't live without?

It's a tie between football or food. Can't really split the two I really should have said my girlfriend shouldn't I?!

Who inspires you? (personally or professionally)

Stewie Griffin.

If you were a superhero, what superpower would you have?

I would have to stump for Wolverine I quite enjoy extreme sports and having the ability to regenerate some of the injuries I sustain would be useful. Also immortality seems pretty cool.

What nicknames do you have?

I can only really print the most obvious - Speighty

What was the last book you read?

'Snowblind' by Robert Sabbag

If you hosted a dinner party, what three people (dead or alive) would you invite?

1. Brian Clough the man's a genius

2. Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful something different

3. John Cleese the man's a comedy genius


Question from Liz Fletcher: 'If you could pick any place to live, where would it be and why?'

The Southern Italian town of Gallipoli perfect balance of food, beaches, wine and sun.

What question would you ask the next person undertaking this Q&A?

What would be your perfect meal?



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