60 seconds with: Nick Vamos
From the most significant trends in his practice currently to the reasons behind his favourite holiday destination, Nick Vamos answered a series of questions on work and life for TL4 HNW Divorce Magazine – HNW Divorce Litigation Conference edition.
Imagine you no longer have to work. How would you spend your weekdays?
I would move to the Canadian Rockies and alternate between skiing, reading, hiking, moonlighting (badly) at a repair shop and making my own sausages from the local fauna.
What do you see as the most important thing about your job?
Contributing to a legal system that always strives to achieve a just result and sometimes succeeds.
What motivates you most about your work?
Trite but true, but you can’t beat working on interesting cases, with people you respect and whose values you share.
What is one work-related goal you would like to achieve in the next five years?
To hand all my time-recording over to an AI bot.
What has been the best piece of advice you have been given in your career?
Don’t try to plan it too much.
What is the most significant trend in your practice today?
Right now, the huge gap between government and law enforcement rhetoric on tackling fraud and the reality. Looking forward, the ability to recruit AI disclosure reviewers in the metaverse and pay them in crypto.
Who has been your biggest role model in the industry?
Sue Hemming, my former boss at the Crown Prosecution Service, whose judgement of legal risk in almost every situation was impeccable.
What is one important skill that you think everyone should have?
What cause are you passionate about?
I’m still looking. I try and do the best I can by everyone around me in the meantime.
Where has been your favourite holiday destination and why?
The Canadian Rockies, for the skiing, hiking and moose sausages.
Dead or alive, which famous person would you most like to have dinner with, and why?
Bob Dylan, whose songs mean a lot to me. I would try to pluck up the courage to ask him what he was really on about.