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'I've never believed in following what's "on trend"'

Kate Oldfield discusses embracing style over fashion and striking a balance between smartness and individuality

28 April 2015

Is your style appreciated
in the office?

I have to say that I’ve never actually asked the question or been aware of other people’s opinions. Lawyers tend to have
a reputation for being quite conservative in the way they dress, but that’s never really been me. Don’t get me wrong – I never dress inappropriately, but I think you can strike a balance between being smart and keeping your own individuality.

Who is the most fashionable lawyer in your office?

That’s an easy one: Paul Walton, who is head of our professional negligence team. I’d sum up his look as part country gent, part dandy, and part city slicker.
He’s famous firm-wide for his dapper tweed and check suits and statement ties. Only he could carry them off with such aplomb.

Who is your style inspiration?

I’m most drawn to individuals who know what works for th...

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