Martin has acted exclusively for police forces for the last 20 years. His expertise in police law is exceptional and he is respected for tackling the most challenging of cases that attract national press coverage.
He led the tender that resulted in the reappointment of Weightmans national police team to the police national legal framework again in 2016 and retained the firm’s number one ranking.
Martin acted for the Metropolitan Police in the Supreme Court in the case of R -v- The Commissioner of Police ex Roberts – a challenge to the use of stop and search powers and in the court of appeal in the case of Jones and others –v- The Commissioner of Police regarding the duty owed to witnesses.
Over the last 12 months Martin has advised a number of police forces in claims made against them in relation to information law issues – defamation, breach of confidence, misuse of private information and claims under the Data Protection Act.Martin regularly speaks at seminars and events on all aspects of police law.
The Court of Appeal allowed the claimant’s appeal and reinstated his claim under Article 5 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
Article 3 of the ECHR imposed a positive duty on police forces to investigate allegations of inhuman or degrading treatment by third parties.