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Martin specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence work. He appears in all courts. Martin started his career at the criminal bar and has made use of skills learnt there in his civil practice.

Personal injury

Martin acts in complex personal injury claims on behalf of claimants and insurers.

Recent work includes a number of claims, fatal and otherwise, on behalf of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

He acts on behalf of custody providers in claims arising out of death in custody.

He is able to advise on all human rights aspects of personal injury, fatal accident, and related claims (for example wrongful detention).

Martin also acts on behalf of insurers in claims arising out of road traffic and other accidents where dishonesty is alleged.

Clinical negligence

Martin acts in clinical negligence claims on behalf of claimants and NHS Resolution.

He has a particular interest in medical causation questions.


Martin frequently acts in inquests, often involving Article 2 aspects.

He has acted for families, custody providers, NHS Trusts, housing associations, and local authorities.

Examples include acting on behalf of custody providers where death has occurred in prison or an immigration centre:

  • Prince Kwabena Fosu, died from dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia at an immigration centre. Martin represented the detention centre. BBC News coverage.
  • Mr Gwozdzinski hanged himself at an immigration detention centre. The inquest addressed inadequate training and poor ACDT assessments as well as missed warning signs. Martin represented the detention centre. Inquest.org.uk coverage

Acting for families and NHS Trusts where death has occurred in a health care setting:

  • A second inquest. Issues addressed were organisation and staffing at hospital (Article 2) as well as nursing care and missed sepsis. Martin represented the family. Barking and Dagenham Post coverage
  • Death by misadventure of detained patient following use of ligature in secure unit. Martin represented the family. Derby Telegraph coverage

He has also advised coroners in statutory and judicial review proceedings.

Areas of Expertise

Awards & Recognition

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