Education: BA (Hons) Business Management - Sheffield University;
BSc Economics - Sheffield University
Area of Practice:Family Law Barrister
A family specialist who also accepts instructions in criminal and civil matters.
Martin was called to the Bar in 1997 and practiced at 3 Temple Gardens in London before joining Walnut House in the summer of 2007.
Prior to my career at the Bar he gained degrees in Business Administration and Economics and qualified as an Accountant. Martin has worked in various companies specialising in marketing, management consultancy and crisis business-rescue operations. His last role in business was as the Managing Director of a group of companies operating in diverse fields of publishing, printing and property.
Martin accepts instructions in all aspects of family law, including complex ancillary relief and TOLATA cases. He is regularly instructed in challenging Children Act matters and has undertaken extensive work with Local Authorities in both the South West and London, dealing with all aspects of care proceedings, fact-finding hearings and Adoption Act matters. He believes that his experience in both family and the criminal law assists him greatly in providing a first class service when working for Local Authorities, Guardians and family members alike.
Martin accepts instructions to act on behalf of the prosecution and defence in all aspects of criminal law. Whilst based in London he was part of a small dedicated team instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute allegations brought under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, with particular emphasis on sexual offences involving children; work which he has continued with following his move to the Western Circuit. Additionally, he has been instructed extensively in areas involving allegations of child neglect, shaken baby syndrome and people trafficking.
Martin accepts instructions in all matters relating to Employment Law as well as Landlord and Tenant cases and contract disputes.
Martin is accredited to undertake public access work.