Jack Hobbs – Solicitor Q&A


Jack Hobbs joined Gardner Leader in 2017 and went on to complete his training with the firm, qualifying January 2020.

We asked one of our newest Solicitors Jack a series of questions to get to know him better –

Do you have any advice for future trainee solicitors?

Walk with a purpose. Carry a notebook. Say hello to people. Wear a tie.

Why did you decide to train at Gardner Leader?

Gardner Leader is a well-established Berkshire firm and has a number of very highly regarded teams. The variety of work disciplines is rather broad which allowed me to train in a number of areas I was interested in.

Why did you decide to study law?

There were many contributing factors in my decision to study law at university but I was particularly drawn to the profession in my final year at Sixth Form when I read a book called ‘Letters to a Law Student’. The book has a lot of practical guidance towards studying law but also a large emphasis on legal ethics. I would say that it was the scenario style questions which often divide opinion and provoke discussion which I enjoyed the most.

What’s your ideal holiday destination and why?

Anywhere in Eastern Europe. The area has bundles of history, great things to do, picturesque landscapes and fantastic locally brewed beer. If I had to pick one location in particular it would have to be Riga.

What’s your favourite film?

I’m a big James Bond fan. The first Bond I can remember watching is ‘Goldeneye’ so I think I would have to choose that one as my go to film from the collection.

Who would you most like to step into the shoes of for a day?

I would have to choose Bradley Wiggins and be able to cycle all around the Alps on a beautiful summer’s day without getting tired or demoralised by some of the biggest road bike climbs in the world. Alternatively, I would happily step into the shoes of anybody who was at the Cricket World Cup Final at Lords in July or at Headingley in August.

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

I’d love to be able to ski to a very high standard. Being able to bimble down a green slope is good fun but I think there is something magical about being able to slice across untouched snow in the middle of nowhere at sunrise.

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