Martin Usher > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Work Department

Personal Injury




Martin joined Lime Solicitors as a partner in May 2021, and has over 15 years’ experience in dealing with serious injury and major trauma cases including traumatic brain injuriesspinal cord injuriescomplex musculoskeletal injuries and amputations.

Martin is a committee member for the Major Trauma Group, a not-for-profit community interest company, to assist major trauma victims. The philosophy of the group aligns with Martin’s views that the focus should be on ensuring that all required support and guidance is provided throughout the injured person’s journey.

Martin served over six years as a Trustee for Headway Southampton, including three years as Chair. Martin has recently taken up a position as a Trustee at Headway South West London and is listed on the solicitor directory for Headway UK.

Martin is a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion and was one of the founding members of his previous firm’s Women in Leadership in Law group. In this regard Martin is driven by a firm belief that there should be equality of opportunity for all.

He has extensive experience of campaigning and engaging with the media to address key issues with respect to the support of people that have sustained serious injury, including engaging with both national and local press and appearing on television and radio.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Growth and development has characterised the recent period at Lime Solicitors (part of national firm Shakespeare Martineau LLP). In May 2021, the practice acquired Hudgell Solicitors‘ personal injury team in its entirety, and welcomed Martin Usher (formerly the group lead at Moore Barlow) to lead this newly strengthened offering. The ‘highly specialist’ department is noted particularly for its ‘wide ranging knowledge of abuse work‘; Malcolm Johnson is the name to note for such cases. Kent Pattinson is a key contact for serious injury claims.