Introduction Introduction Martin has an established practice in Property, Family and Licencing Law. Martin's career in the law began when he qualified as a solicitor in 2006. His interest in advocacy led him to obtain his Higher Rights of Audience in 2010, which gave him access to complex cases in the County and High Court. The move to be called to the Bar in 2011 was a natural extension of his commitment to advocacy as a speciality. Prior to coming to the Bar, Martin has had the advantage of working in-house as a senior lawyer for a large Local Authority taking on countless cases demanding a comprehensive knowledge of commercial property law, including disrepair (liability and quantum), housing, service charge disputes, possession, tenancy succession, trespass, anti-social behaviour orders and committals. He also advised the Local Authority in all aspects of licensing law. His interests in social housing has found further expression in the area of Family Law and the impact on the breakdown of relationships on individuals, who are often facing a range of issues such as applications for occupation orders, transfers of tenancies, and fact-findings in respect of domestic violence. Martin has acted for parents in all forms of Private and Public Law proceedings, as well as acting for Local Authorities. He is known for his sensitive handling of difficult cases - often for highly vulnerable clients. Martin has vast experience of working along side professional and lay clients to ensure that their needs are met and communicated effectively to the relevant tribunal. Martin always strives to provide clients with thorough, honest and effective representation with a view to obtaining the best results possible. Property Property Martin has advised and appeared in countless cases relating to commercial property, landlord and tenant, housing, disrepair (liability and quantum), service charge disputes, possession, succession, trespass, anti-social behaviour orders and committals Family Family Martin has a growing practice in Family Law and has acted for clients in all forms of Private and Public proceedings as well as acting for Local Authorities. Licensing Licensing Martin advises on all aspects of licensing law. He both prosecutes and defends licensing applications and has expertise in all aspects of the licencing of premises, including alcohol and entertainmeent licences, gambling licences, applications for extended hours, as well as advising on breaches. He assists with drafting initial applications for licences and provides a comprehensive service designed to enhance clients' prospects of a successful outcome or appeal. Qualifications Qualifications LLB Hons (Essex) Memberships Memberships Social Housing Law Association Family Bar Association Association of Lawyers for Children Property Bar Association Testimonials Testimonials What clients say about Martin: "Martin is a tiptop advocate who provides outstanding adocacy and advice for the Council. He has dealt with a variety of cases including anti-social behaviour, committals and possession proceedings, disrepair noise abatement and regulatory offences especially thosei nvolving housing issues. He repeatedly provides high quality advice that can be relied on. He is an excellent communicator and builds rapport with clients. He is also accomplished when dealing with all issues of licencing and enforcement." - Elsie Anakwue, Solicitor, Southend Council “Following the hearing I was contacted by one of the trustees of the woman’s aid organisation who refers clients to me, who specifically wanted to pass on feedback to me. I am pleased to say that the comments that were made about Martin were exceptional – Martin was attentive, sympathetic and explained everything through thoroughly. The client and her interpreter could not have sung his praises any more highly.” – Karen Nicholson, Levy Solicitors “Excellent result and happy client.” - Terri Allington, Solicitor, Moss & Coleman Solicitors Direct Access Direct Access Martin is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Martin on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.