I’ve been asked, “Surely you’ve got the most horrible job in the world? You deal with people who are very depressed, very unhappy, and why on earth do you do it?” To which my answer is “Well, I can help them”. And I can. And I do. And I take people who come to me and they’re right down there, and I see them walk tall. And I know that I’ve had something to do with that and that is very rewarding and it makes me happy.
I think we should all be happy in life. It’s important that you do a job that makes you happy. And my job is helping people. I have to fight for them at times.
Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s a real slog, but we get there. And we build new foundations. We create new openings; new lives and we create
happy people. And what is not to like about doing what I do?
I’ve been divorced myself. It’s not a pleasant thing. It’s not something I would wish on anyone, but if it happens you have to deal with it. I’ve dealt with it on a personal level. I think that’s made me a better lawyer because I’ve realised what an awful experience it is. I am on your side. So that’s why I do what I do.