The Lawyer Inquiry: Martha Rafferty

Martha Rafferty is an assistant solicitor with Anthony Mahon & Co specialising in criminal law. She was born in Glasgow in 1960

and now lives in Lenzie.

What was your first job?

Play group leader.

What was your first ever salary as a lawyer?


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

Been a wine critic.

Which law could you live without?

The Finance Act.

What was your most embarrassing professional moment?

Advising the wrong beneficiary.

What car do you drive?

Peugeot 205 Gti.

Which famous person would you like to go out with?

Paddington Bear.

Where would you go to eat?

Darkest Peru.

What's the best thing on TV?

My photograph.

Which movie do you wish you'd appeared in?

A Few Good Men.

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

My sunglasses.

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

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (nightly).

What is your all-time favourite record?

Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty (no relation).

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

Don't give up your day job.

What do you like about yourself?

My aggression.

What do you hate about yourself?

My aggression.

Where would you most like to be right now?

On Charles Bridge with Tom Cruise and a bottle of Bollinger.