Q&A with Duncan MacDougall

Date: 10 March 2020

Below you will find an introduction into the life of Duncan MacDougall from FC Lawyers. You can see the full profile of Duncan MacDougall here.

 

What is your name?

Duncan MacDougall

 

What is your position at fc lawyers?

Lawyer with the Wills and Estates team

 

What did you do previously before working at fc lawyers?

Student at Bond University on the Gold Coast

 

What was your first job?

Worked on my family grain farm back in Canada and was a labourer for a landscaping company

 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Expedia, Flight Centre, or another travel company

 

What is your favourite music genre and top 3 artists/bands of all time?

Grew up listening to country music but will listen to anything and everything.

Top favourite artists are James Bay, Chris Stapleton and David Ramirez

 

What was the best concert you have attended?

Granger Smith

 

What is your favourite food and drink?

Favourite food and drink is a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with a glass of red wine

 

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

A travel blogger

 

Do you have a favourite charity you wish more people knew about?

Movember

 

Do you have any favourite quotes?

Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing – Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation

 

What was your favourite tv show when growing up?

That 70s Show

 

Choose a movie title for the story of your life (and explain why)

The Good the Bad and the Ugly – because we go through all three at some point.

 

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Coffee

 

Do you have any phobias?

Spiders

 

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Travelling to every continent, bungee jumping, getting my pilots license

 

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

Flying

 

What are some of your pet peeves?

When people don’t finish whatever they are drinking

 

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

The Pope, Donald Trump, Prince and Robin Williams

 

What is your favourite family tradition?

Christmas gathering and dinner with the whole family

 

Who is your least favourite superhero?

Green lantern

 

What technology innovation made the most impact on your life?

High speed internet

 

How would you spend one million dollars?

Travel and pay off student debt

 

If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?

Somewhere in South America

 

If you had a time machine, what point in the past or future would you visit?

Twenty years from now to see where and what I will be doing

 

Describe yourself in 3 words

Blonde, blue-eyed Canadian

 

If you could only take one physical item with you on a deserted island, what it would be?

A knife

 

What kind of pet do you have, and how did you choose its name?

Pet dog back in Canada called Aussie – because my family got her the day I moved to Australia

 

If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Alberta Bound by Paul Brandt

 

What’s your favourite sports team?

Calgary Flames ice hockey team

 

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Garlic mashed potatoes

 

What TV show or movie do you absolutely refuse to watch? Why?

Star Wars – never been into the sci fi genre

 

How do you wind down after work?

Watching a movie or series on Netflix with a glass of wine

 

What job would you be terrible at?

Anything medical related – faint at the sight of blood

 

Have you ever had to “unlearn” something in your professional life? What was it?

Spelling or saying of certain words that we spell or say differently in Canada like  “realised” vs “realized” and “Tomato” vs “Tomaaato”

 

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?

If someone trusts you, they will respect you.

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