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Burges Salmon LLP

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Bristol, Edinburgh, London

Adrian Martin

Work 0117 939 2279
Burges Salmon LLP

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Partner specialising in employment law and head of the employment law team. Advises on all areas of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, including executive severance, restructuring, trade union and collective issues, TUPE, complex discrimination cases and Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation (including conducting tribunal advocacy). Has particular experience of advising on the employment and TUPE aspects of major procurements and outsourcing projects in both the public and private sector.


Trained Simmons & Simmons; qualified 1999; joined Burges Salmon 2002; partner 2007.




Employment Lawyers Association.


Attended Downing College, Cambridge; College of Law, London (1996 CPE/LPC).


Rugby and cricket.

South West: Human resources

Employment: Bristol

Within: Leading individuals

Adrian Martin - Burges Salmon LLP

Within: Employment: Bristol

Burges Salmon LLP advises FTSE100 and global businesses, central and local government organisations and major brands. On the contentious side, it represents clients in employment tribunal and appellate court proceedings; cases involve complex whistle-blowing and discrimination issues, among others. Non-contentious advisory work covers GDPR and management issues, senior executive severance and large-scale TUPE transfers. The team works closely with overseas-based lawyers from its preferred firms network on cross-border employment matters. Team leader Adrian Martin has particular experience of the TUPE and employment aspects of corporate transactions, outsourcing arrangements, and public and private sector projects. Luke Bowery is another name to note.

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Within: Immigration

Burges Salmon LLP advises clients on all aspects of business immigration, including recruitment of overseas nationals, immigration strategy, sponsor licenses, immigration audits, UKVI breaches, corporate transactions and outsourcing arrangements. Clients include domestic businesses and international corporations, as well as high net worth individuals and their dependents. Adrian Martin heads up the wider employment group, which encompasses the immigration practice.

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  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of €50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over €1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over €500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (€150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly €2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than €6.5m. 

    - Burges Salmon LLP

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