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Hempsons

THE EXCHANGE, STATION PARADE, HARROGATE, HG1 1TS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01423 522331
Fax:
Fax 01423 724047
DX:
11965 HARROGATE-1
Email:
Web:
www.hempsons.co.uk

Martin Cheyne

Tel:
Work 01423 724121
Email:
Web:
www.hempsons.co.uk/people/martin-cheyne/
Hempsons

Work Department

Employment

Position

The majority of Martin’s clients are health or social care organisations and he acts in the full range of claims before employment tribunals.

Martin is a partner who frequently defends factually complex and also legally novel claims, particularly in relation to disability, sex and sexual orientation discrimination and whistle-blowing allegations.

His advice practise includes executive and senior manager terminations, discrimination issues, TUPE, reorganisations, complex disciplinary matters and concerns with doctors (MHPS).

Martin also provides bespoke training on employment topics ranging from TUPE and related procurement preparation, equal opportunities to disciplinary investigations and appeals.

Career

Employment Tribunal advocate Peninsula Business Services Ltd to 2000; Employment Tribunal advocate Citation plc to 2001; trained Mackrell Turner Garrett (London and Woking), qualifying 2002; RHW solicitors (Guildford) to 2005; Hempsons (Manchester) to 2011.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys; University of Wales, Aberystwyth (LL.B, 1996), College of Law, Chester, 1997.

Leisure

Climbing, sailing, skiing.


London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Hempsons ’ ‘knowledge of the charities sector is second to none. Its advice is of excellent quality and it is served with a positive ‘can do’ attitude’. Ian Hempseed heads the department and has a ‘great ability to get things done’; Hempseed garners considerable praise as someone who is ‘excellent on governance with a first-class understanding of charity law and company law’. On employment matters for charities Martin Cheyne  delivers ‘exceptional value for money with quick response times and great insight’ and associate Philippa Doyle  ‘always positively assists us’. The group acts for an impressive array of clients and has been advising the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (a Royal Charter corporation) on various matters including advising the Chief Executive on diverse governance issues such as on a series of changes to its by-laws. The team provides ‘effective advice due to its outstanding sector knowledge’. Other key clients include Turning Point, Salvation Army Trust as well as National Childbirth Trust.

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North: Public sector

Health

Within: Health

Working closely with colleagues in Harrogate and Manchester, Hempsons’s Newcastle office acts for various public and private healthcare organisations, charities and social enterprises on corporate and commercial matters as well as procurement, employment and real estate issues pertaining to health and social care projects. It also handles healthcare litigation - a key area of expertise for Stephen Maratos, who made partner in July 2017; he handles a range of matters for NHS Resolution and medical defence organisations, often working in conjunction with the Manchester office. On the non-contentious, Crispin Pettifer routinely deals with contractual work; he heads the team following Janice Barber's appointment as a non-executive director of the West London Mental Health Trust. Deborah Ramshaw is the main contact for procurement mandates and Harrogate-based Martin Cheyne is best known for his employment law expertise. Associate Caroline Swift joined the team from Sintons LLP in May 2017 and advises GP practices on partnership agreements and GP practice mergers. Real estate expert Carol Bailey retired in December 2017.

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