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" Above all else, look around to employ the best talent you possibly can. "
" The law is the law whether you're dealing with a multi-million-pound fraud or a car deal where someone feels diddled because their exhaust falls off on the way home. "
" If you are a politician who styles yourself as a model of family virtue but are having a secret affair, you have no right to expect it to remain secret. "
" London and its people are famed for their incredible indifference to one another, but it's actually a charade that requires some effort to maintain. "
" 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. "
" Discounting the ineffably repetitive homophobic barbs that I receive most days, Twitter trolls' most common gripe against me appears to be that I am 'posh.' Contrary to their unshakeable view, I was not born into the upstairs world. "
" 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. "
" I know a bit about taxation and the remarkable effort that goes in to avoiding it. "
" My musical taste is somewhat dated - I mean, freeze frame, go back 60 years, and you're in my comfort zone. "
" I think I'm incredibly stoic. If I have a bad headache, it takes a while before I reach for a tablet. "
" 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's a lot of judges on TV in America. Apart from Judge Judy, the vast majority of them are terrible. "
" We need journalists to be fearless and hold power to account. "
" 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. "
" On TV, the nitty-gritty of trials takes place between commercial breaks, whereas, of course, reality is infinitely more complex. True crime also makes us more empathetic. "
" 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. "
" Youthful beauty is a poor indicator of long-term appeal in a man. "
" In our 'Strictly' group, we really did bond. It's seemingly disappointing to some that we had no diva meltdowns. I made true friends during the experience, which is surprising because I'm not a new-pals sort of person. "
" My sexuality, in terms of 'Strictly' or whatever else I do in my life, ought to be as irrelevant as the length of my big toe. "
" One of the things about being a law student is that the academic discipline of law is very often removed from the practical reality of law. How to complain, who to complain to, and whether or not you even need to invoke the law is very different in the real world from how it's examined in the lecture theatre. "
" When I first heard Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way,' I looked out the window for the car alarm going off. "
" Fitness is really important for my mental and emotional equilibrium as well as my physical wellbeing. "
" People form strong attachments to their properties. "
" 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. "
" My grandfather wanted to remind us that freedom of expression is the fundamental ingredient for democracy, and all the rest is detail. It is the scaffolding around which every other freedom is based. "
" By the time I finished doing regular practice, most of my work was in international regulatory law, so I was advising foreign governments about their responsibility and roles in things like public inquiries. "
" The state of some of our roads is a matter of national embarrassment. "
" 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. "
" There's certainly more chance of me winning 'Strictly' than having an affair with my dance partner, but you know, who knows? "
" In theory, I absolutely love to work from home, in all its warmth and comfort, but have reluctantly been forced to confess that it's a total failure. "
" One must be aesthetically long-termist in selecting a man - it's like purchasing a farmhouse in the south of France. Sure, it's beautiful to look at, but will the roof stay on? "