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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.

Inquests

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

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