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Spotlight on the team: Tim Copplestone

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