Martin’s practice covers the breadth of chambers’ civil work. He has extensive trial experience across the spectrum of the law which has been both varied and complicated. His practice includes Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Inquests, Employment, Commercial, Insolvency, Civil Fraud, Property, Judicial Review, Health & Safety, and Regulatory.
Martin is a friendly and approachable advocate who fearlessly and effectively represents his clients. He utilises his varied experience which he has obtained in challenging and detailed cases. He has previously gained valuable experience in criminal defence where he developed his courtroom advocacy regularly defending in a variety of trials. He has experience cross examining experts and does not shy away from the challenge. Coupled with his non-criminal experience, Martin is a balanced and well-developed advocate and with a keen attention to detail and ability to grasp the nuances of his cases. His cross examination has been described by a Judge as ‘tactful and effective’.
Martin has appeared and gained experience in the Court of Appeal and accepts such instructions.
Martin speaks Farsi/Persian to a fluent standard which has proven very useful representing Iranian clients.
Martin is also a Direct Access barrister.
Outside of law, Martin is a keen football and basketball player and a self-taught pianist playing classical as well as modern, contemporary and Iranian music.
Martin has experience of claims relating to breach of contract and misrepresentation, insolvency proceedings, and credit hire claims arising from road traffic accidents. Martin has extensive experience in white collar cases representing defendants charged with fraud offences, and he draws on this experience when representing and advising claimants and defendants, thereby being in the position to provide full and complete advice covering a range of options available to the client.
Martin accepts instructions in respect of Inquests. He draws on his previous Criminal Defence and jury trials experience which prove invaluable to clients.
Advising and representing parties in respect of Health & Safety and Regulatory offences. He has experience representing those subject to TFL proceedings, and has previously represented the ACCA at their regulatory hearings. Martin has also obtained experience in Council prosecutions in respect of planning permission breaches.