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Martin Hamilton

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Capsticks LLP

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Martin is the head of the employment team. He advises on a range of issues including sex, race and disability discrimination, regularly advising health and social care bodies on sensitive Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal cases. He is an expert in the complex field of doctors’ disciplinary cases, advising trusts on the application of maintaining high professional standards. Martin leads the employment department’s work on advising private sector healthcare providers in their partnership working with the NHS, dealing with a wide range of innovative and complex staffing issues. Notable projects include: 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) and Fraser v South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust (EAT 2011).


Trained Frere Cholmley Bischoff; qualified 1996; partner Capsticks 2002 to date.


Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society.


Magdalen College, Oxford (BA (Hons) Lit Hum).

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Capsticks LLP 'consistently demonstrates a high level of expertise in its client's business, particularly in the health and social care sectors' with 'an extremely high level of client care and superb legal knowledge'. Martin Hamilton leads the group, which also fields Andrew Rowland, who is 'a key voice for doctor-related issues' and 'a great partner to work with'; and Victoria Watson, who is 'incredibly knowledgeable'. Recent work includes representing Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust in an unfair dismissal claim brought by a nurse, acting for NHS England in an unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination and failure to consult claim; and defending Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in a whistleblowing claim brought by a junior doctor. Gary Hay retired.

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Capsticks LLP  acts for public sector clients, NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers on contentious and non-contentious work such as employment issues, services reconfiguration and advising GP’s on a new code of conduct. Rachael Heenan heads the practice and advised the NHS Employers on issues surrounding GDPR regulations and on terms and conditions for consultants and clinical excellence awards. Martin Hamilton  defended the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust in a case brought on by a consultant cardiologist for dismissal and misconduct. Specialist healthcare litigator Ashley Irons  currently represents Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust on the inquest into Ian Brady’s death whilst detained under the Mental Health Act. The practice has seen several departures recently including Gemma Brannigan to Clyde & Co LLP,  Robert McGough  to Hill Dickinson LLP, Will Marshall to DWF, and Mark Jarvis  to VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards). Hugh Giles, former director of legal services from the Metropolitan Police, joined in November 2017.

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