Martin acts for employers and employees in most areas of employment law. Although much of his work is for private sector clients Martin has very considerable experience of the public sector, local government, the NHS and educational establishments. He understands the particular difficulties and nuances of public sector work.
At appellate level his appearances include cases on jurisdiction of employment tribunals over overseas employments; Jackson v Ghost Inc  IRLR 824 and Financial Times v Bishop EAT . Dan Tran v Greenwich Vietnam Community  IRLR 735 CA concerned the duty of an ET to give reasons. Martin acted for the successful employer/respondent in Hepworths plc v Akers EAT  on the introduction of new terms and conditions by employers and the role of the law relating to duress in those situations.
Other appellate work includes Hinton v University of East London CA  IRLR 552 on compromise agreements; Governing Body of St Albans School v Neary CA  IRLR 124 on ET procedure and orders for costs in the Court of Appeal; BP v Elstone  IRLR 558 on the meaning of “employer” in the whistleblowing legislation; Bournemouth Borough Council v Leadbeater  UKEAT on the procedure for and principles to be applied in a review of a default judgment; Howman v The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn  EAT on costs in the ET; HCL Safety Ltd v Flaherty  UKEAT 0021_13_1107 on the proper test for unfair dismissal and Noor v Metroline Travel Ltd  UKEAT 0059_14_1707 on whether appeal to EAT should be kept open or dismissed where there is a potential further appeal.
- Contributor to the Law Society Guide to the Equality Act
- Co-author (with John Bowers QC, Jeremy Lewis and Jack Mitchell) of “Whistleblowing, Law and Practice” (now in its second, 2012, edition), cumulative updater is available by clicking here
- Contributor to Transfer of Undertakings, Lewis, Thomson Sweet and Maxwell, ongoing