Tim Copplestone, Employment solicitor at the Bristol office.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be… a washed up ‘over the hill’ international athlete (my former life was a Great Britain kayaker)
My personal frustration with lawyers is… when they get bogged down in technical legal detail and/or lose sight of their client’s main objective
When I work with clients I always… work out our plan of attack and, worst case scenario, what our safety net is
When i’m not working you can find me… in Cornwall surfing, on Dartmoor kayaking, running, cycling, or on a Bristol tennis court (playing atrociously…) all with family and friends
My top 3 celebrity dinner party guests would be… Sean Fitz-Patrick, Laird Hamilton and Michael Palin
The last book I read was… Into thin air by John Krakauer – very good
My advice to business owners in a nutshell is… keep battling it out – if you are doing well at the moment you will be leaving a lot of the competition behind