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. He believes strongly that the burden of litigation for all parties should be minimised as much as possible and will try hard to achieve this in conference or elsewhere. He is happy to travel to court or to accommodate clients.
Martin’s personal injury practice covers serious and complex injuries in all areas of personal injury work as well as disease. He enjoys questions of medical causation.
Recent cases include:
Martin has long experience acting for Claimants and Defendants in noise induced hearing loss and vibration claims and is up to date with the latest law and science in this area. He recently appeared for the Claimant in a test claim that considered the de minimis principle in hearing loss claims and the new guidelines for expert quantification of hearing loss.
He is regularly instructed by motor insurers where fraud is alleged and has successfully conducted a very large number of these cases over the years, making use of 10 years’ experience at the criminal bar. He is also able to advise on questions of surveillance, the costs consequences of a finding of fraud and contempt proceedings.
Martin acts for Claimants and the NHS. Recent cases include:
Martin acts for Local Authorities, NHS trusts and other healthcare providers in Article 2 Inquests.
He has also regularly acted for Next of Kin and insurers in inquests arising out of road traffic accidents.
Recent inquests include:
Martin acts for relatives and local authorities.
He is a member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association.
Martin acts for tenants and Local Authorities in claims for disrepair, particularly those where injury is alleged to have occurred or there are other safety implications, such as asbestos.