The Lawyer Inquiry: Matthew Martin

Matthew Martin was born in 1966 in Hertfordshire. He works for Manches & Co as a corporate finance solicitor.

What was your first job?

Slating the roof of Kim Wilde's barn.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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

Played right back for Manchester United.

Which law could you live without?

The away goal rule.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Nothing I would admit to the Manches' partners reading this.

What car do you drive?

VW Golf 1.8cl.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Winona Ryder.

Where would you go to eat?

Take-out at a cheap motel.

What's the best thing on TV?

Match of the Day.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Point Break.

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

Leather jacket.

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

Ramses Temple of a Million Years by Christian Jacq.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

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

Re-examine your life.

What do you like about yourself?

Ability to run a football team.

What do you hate about yourself?

Inability to run a successful football team.

Where would you most like to be right now?

In the sea.