Spotlight on Kunal Bhalla

So what do you know? We ask Kunal Bhalla, a trainee Insolvency Solicitor, what makes him tick.

Insolvency SolicitorWhy did you become a lawyer?

I am not qualified, YET! But I wanted a career where the demands were high and the rewards matched.

Your most embarrassing moment as a solicitor?

Absolutely nothing, but there are plenty outside of work.

Your proudest moment in your legal career?

Graduating – both for my LL.B, LPC and Masters.

What piece of wisdom would you pass onto a child?

Live life with a smile on your face, happiness in your heart and enjoy the ride.

What is your unfulfilled ambition?

Being a Test Match opener for England!

Persons who most influenced your life?

There are so many people that have influenced my life that it would be unfair to name only a few, and a long list to name them all. I’m grateful to each and every individual that has helped shape the ambitious, enthusiastic and positive individual I am.

What do people get wrong about you?

I would say nothing. I am an open, honest and transparent individual who is quintessentially himself. But the pronunciation of my name seems to be something many struggle with! I have acquired many a nickname as an attempt to counteract this. ‘KB’ and ‘Kun’ are office favourites.

Pet hates?

People who put empty wrappers back in the chocolate box. I know I am not alone with this.

Favourite book

This would have to be John Steinbeck’s ‘The Pearl’ – a true piece of literary genius.

Favourite movie?

Cool Runnings… I can sing the song if need be.

TV or radio?

I’ve given my time to a fair few TV series. From Criminal Minds to Masterchef, my TV viewing is pretty diverse. Recommendations are always welcome.

Favourite song?

Kanye West – Devil in a New Dress.

Greatest invention ever?

The pencil… not much else would have been made without it.

Biggest regret?

I live life without any; doing so would be a waste of my time and energy.

The person from history you would most like to have a pie and pint with?

Sir Bobby Robson, a true gentleman of life. Listening to stories of his time in football would be an honour. He is a real hero of mine and a legend of my beloved Newcastle United.

We’re Delighted to Welcome Kunal into Our Team of Insolvency Solicitors

Kunal is a bright and engaging character, and we hope he enjoys his training contract with us as an insolvency solicitor. He’ll be working across all of our main areas, including director disqualification, commercial litigation, regulatory issues and liquidator misfeasance claims.

Contact us or call us on 0121 200 7040 for help and advice in any of these areas