Martin qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and joined the regulatory team at Weightmans in September 2014. Martin's specialism is advocating on behalf of individuals, organisations, insurers and NHS Trusts appearing before the Coroners Court. He has used his excellent knowledge and understanding of the coronial process to advocate and assist at inquests involving fatal road traffic collisions and major health & safety incidents, as well as on numerous healthcare inquests involving complex medical care.
He advocates at approximately 60 inquests each year, including Article 2 ECHR inquests, multi-day and jury inquests. He has managed and advocated cases of complexity as well as great sensitivity, some of which have attracted regional and national media attention.
Martin also represents individuals and organisations in the magistrates and crown court in respect of the full spectrum of road traffic, regulatory and criminal offences (from speeding to homicide-related offences). He has had notable success in securing acquittals on complex and technical points of law.
He has independent LEXCEL quality accreditation for providing advice and assistance at interviews under caution and providing advocacy assistance in the magistrates court.
On 15 May 2019 the High Court handed down judgment in judicial review proceedings that had been brought to challenge a coroner’s application of the…