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.
Advising and representing Claimant and Defendants in fast track and multi track claims. Martin has experience in cases involving medical experts, road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, slip and trip cases, and accidents on the highway. Martin provides advice in respect of liability and quantum in a range of matters including industrial disease, occupier’s liability, and failure to diagnose claims.
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.