The Lawyer Inquiry: Sally Anne Griffiths

Sally Anne Griffiths was born in Merseyside on 24 November, 1964. She qualified as

a solicitor at Clifford Chance in 1991 and moved to Fox Williams, spending five years

in the commercial litigation department. In 1996, she rejoined Clifford Chance as an

analyst in the Business Development Department.

What was your first job?

Delivering telephone directories with the help of my Mum's brown Austin Allegro.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?

$12 per hour as a paralegal in Sydney.

What would you have done if you hadn't become a lawyer?

Something utterly artistic.

Which law could you live without?

Parkinson's Law.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Drying up completely during a presentation.

What car do you drive?

VW Golf.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Martin Bell.

Where would you go to eat?

Ban Thai, Soho.

What's the best thing on TV?

Dad's Army.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Much Ado About Nothing.

What's your most often-worn piece of clothing?

My patent shoes.

What book(s) are you reading at the moment?

All Together Now by John Harvey Jones and Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson.

What is your all-time favourite record?

September by Earth Wind & Fire.

What piece of advice would you give to anyone entering the profession now?

Add a business qualification to your LPC.

What do you like about yourself?

My laugh.

What do you hate about yourself?

My failure to give time to people less fortunate than me.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia.