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" Above all else, look around to employ the best talent you possibly can. "
" You can separate the church and state all you like, but Christmas is inescapable, and it's marvellous, and it's not going away. "
" There is a balance between mindful that you don't upset anyone, yet maintaining an authenticity that is not wrapped up in the minutiae of people's judgments of you. "
" There's certainly more chance of me winning 'Strictly' than having an affair with my dance partner, but you know, who knows? "
" I realise I'm known for doing big, very serious cases, but fundamentally, any lawyer will tell you that even the most complex trials come down to the same questions. Are people telling porky pies? Are bank accounts dodgy? Is someone trying to get one over on you? It's my job to listen and then decide. "
" I really want to emphasise this - 'Strictly' is a positive show. It's interesting that it gets cast into this, understandably, the ordinary net of reality shows, but there's no part of it which feels nihilistic or unpleasant. It's all about learning something and doing well, and you feel this overwhelming sense of people wanting you to do well. "
" I propose that matchmaking should be approached like a corporate business venture. It can be risky, but I have discovered that the potential profits from acquisitions and mergers cannot be underestimated. "
" The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the foxtrot. "
" I didn't get into fitness until my late twenties. I had put on a lot of weight; I was quite chubby and feeling really depressed. But exercise helped everything - the body and the mind. "
" I wish I had a filter; then, I'd suspect, who knows? I'd perhaps have more friends. "
" I give celebrity my undivided indifference. Now that it's here, there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. And people who complain about celebrity and any kind of privilege are, all of them, whinging morons, and they should keep their first-world problems to themselves. I feel very strongly about that. "
" I was in the National Youth Theatre, too, but there was no dancing there. I was doing plays like 'Julius Caesar' and playing the lute very badly. "
" I did a couple of plays at university, badly, where I made friends with Benedict Cumberbatch. When you see someone like him acting, it makes you think there's not much point in doing it yourself. "
" It's always nice to have new clothes made for you. "
" It is always best to settle all outstanding financial matters as soon as divorce proceedings are concluded. "
" One of the happy consequences of my brain is that I rarely sleep. "
" Acting, when it is good, can be transformative. "
" The reality is that when you're a barrister, you're trained, and you've got ethical structures. You've got to follow the evidence, and that's that. "
" I used to deal with high-profile criminal cases that were covered extensively in the media, and one of the things I quickly appreciated was there was a gulf between what really took place in the middle of a case, the impact on victims, the effect on the police and how they solved crimes, and the way it was reported. "
" I hope I'm always appropriate on 'JR' if it's a serious case. But if you have a case of a man who has a wardrobe malfunction with a lime green mankini, even I on the odd occasion find it mildly amusing. "
" My musical taste is somewhat dated - I mean, freeze frame, go back 60 years, and you're in my comfort zone. "
" Before starting a building project, it is wise to discuss your plans in full with the neighbours. "
" Anyone who's been in my court knows my maxim: 'If you make them, you pay for them!' "
" Fitness is really important for my mental and emotional equilibrium as well as my physical wellbeing. "
" There are plenty of organisations making a real difference to the lives of gay people around the country that do need our help, so why undermine the wonder of 'Strictly' by politicising it? "
" Would it be a big step forward for the LGBTQI community if there were same-sex couples on 'Strictly?' Do me a favour. Some things ain't politics, and 'Strictly' is one of them. "
" Most people assume that when you go to court and win your case that you are guaranteed to get your money. Sadly, this isn't always the case. "
" Verbal contracts are about as useful as a fart on a treadmill. "
" When somebody teaches you to love something, you never forget that! It's such a generous thing to do. "
" If a deal advertised on an unknown website looks too good to be true, it almost certainly is. "
" I was an appalling person to teach. At 14, I was pretty advanced. I would read all the books in a few minutes, and I was bored. It must have been awful for a teacher to have a bright boy who's giving them his undivided indifference. "