Martin has specialised in employment law in the health and social care sectors, at Capsticks since 1997. He became partner in 2002, and Head of Employment in April 2010. He now leads a team of over 40 employment lawyers across our London, Birmingham, Leeds and Southampton offices.
Martin’s own areas of specialist expertise include advising on Board-level employment and engagement issues; workforce change; complex disputes such as in relation to discrimination and whistleblowing; and managing doctors under the national NHS framework, “Maintaining High Professional Standards”.
Martin also leads the Employment team's work on advising private sector healthcare providers, and acts for a number of national social care providers in the charity sector.
Martin is rated in the 2013 edition of the Legal 500 as someone who “quickly gets to the heart of a case”; and Chambers 2013 describes Martin as “singled out for praise by sources for his abilities in cases featuring a disciplinary element. His areas of expertise include discrimination, doctors' disciplinary matters and boardroom disputes.”
- Employment advice on the merger of the organisations to create Barts Health NHS Trust
- Chan v Barts and The London NHS Trust (High Court and Employment Tribunal, 2007 and 2009)
- Houshian v Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust (Employment Tribunal 2011)
- Fraser v South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust (Eat 2011)
BA (Hons), Oxford University