Ian Evans, the new senior partner of insurance law firm Weightmans, has a passion for his firm but has had to learn that lawyers are not much fun.

What newspaper do you read?
Daily Telegraph

What career did you want to have when you were a child?
Airline pilot

What was the worst business decision you have ever made?
Having six children

What do you like the best about insurance law?
Insight into why not to mix socially with lawyers

What would you do tomorrow if you left the insurance industry?
Pursue my sporting interests

How do you relax if you do not play golf?
Watch my children play sport – golf(!) – and sailing

What is the biggest insurance claim you have ever made?

Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
To play rugby for England

Who do you most admire?
Peter Winterbottom – former England rugby international

On dress down Friday, what do you wear?
Polo shirt, camel trousers, sailing shoes

How many people have you sacked?

What is your favourite quote?
“Life's a .....”

What is your most over-used phrase?
“I have a passion for this firm.”

What keeps you awake at night?
My youngest child

What advice would you give someone starting in insurance today?
Pick your career subject carefully and buy a hard hat

What was your first job?
Where did you grow up?
Keswick in the Lake District

What was your education?
Keswick School and Liverpool University

What is your favourite film?
Kelly's Heroes

What is your favourite book?
RFU annual handbook

What is your favourite tea?
A tea? Tetleys

What is your favourite joke?
Can't remember!

How often do you use public transport?
Use the train frequently – or did

Who do you vote for?
I never vote

How did you vote in the last election?
See above

Are you in favour of the Euro? Yes/No?