The Lawyer Inquiry: Ann Marsh

Ann Marsh was born in Sussex on 22 January 1965. She is a solicitor at Manches & Co.

What was your first job?

Making potentiometers in an electronic components factory.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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

Become Director of Education in the Sudan.

Which law could you live without?


What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Taking a call from a client who was an elderly nun and mistakenly thinking it was my sister playing a practical joke.

What car do you drive?

A green one.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Lloyd George.

Where would you go to eat?

Gravetye Manor in Sussex.

What's the best thing on TV?


Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

Dr Zhivago.

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

A black cashmere sweater.

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

The Man Who Listens to Horses by Monty Roberts and Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.

What is your all-time favourite record?

Brahms No 1 Piano Concerto and Stars by Simply Red.

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

Don't forget to have a life.

What do you like about yourself?

My down-to-earth attitude.

What do you hate about yourself?

My vanity in thinking anyone will be remotely interested in reading this.

Where would you most like to be right now?

Galloping through the sea on a beach in north Wales.