We grill Darryl Cooke for this month’s 20 Questions who shares with us an insight into his passions and interests
What time did you wake up this morning?
What’s your favourite object in your office?
I don’t have an office but I do like my vinyl
record player in my home study
Who is your closest colleague?
Sarah Goulbourne, my co- founder. We are like
Do you have a favourite family heirloom?
Just lots of great photos
What’s your favourite song of all time?
The Greatest Love of All by George Benson
What’s your favourite play?
Uncle Vanya by Chekhov
Who’s your favourite movie star?
Do I need one?
What’s your favourite book?
I read War and Peace when I was 18 and it’s still
my favourite book
What book are you reading right now?
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif
What book do you wish you had written?
My next book!
What’s the greatest invention of all time?
The Crosby Trouser Press
Is there a sport that you wish you could play?
No but I still wish I was a professional footballer
Who inspires you in business?
People who take risks
Dress up, dress down or somewhere in between?
More and more dress down; the Crosby Press is
needed less and less
Where do you go to relax?
Either a bench by my fish pond or Villefranche
What country have you always wanted to visit?
I still haven’t been to Japan
Besides your phone, what do you always have with you?
A book (just in case I have to wait anywhere)
What’s the best part about your job?
That I get to design my life as do all gunnercooke
What’s your favourite post-work tipple?
I love a gin and tonic after golf on Friday
Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?
Please keep this to yourself... MUTV
About Darryl: Prior to co-founding gunnercooke, Darryl began his career as a barrister before spending time in industry and then at SJ Berwin, Addleshaws and DLA. He is the author of Private Equity: Law and Practice which is in its sixth edition. His new book To Innovate or Not to Innovate is a call and a manual to bring about change in the legal profession.