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Cornerstone Barristers


Martin began as a solicitor in local government responsible for planning and environmental law and advocacy before moving into private practice, becoming a partner and head of planning and environmental law with an international law firm. He was called to the Bar in 1995.

Martin has gained considerable experience in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters involving all aspects of planning and environmental law, practice and procedure. He has direct experience of taking development projects through the planning process from conception to completion including providing strategic, legal and tactical advice, preparing and submitting planning applications and appeals and before the courts at all levels. His clients include local authorities, developers, landowners, third parties and investors.

Martin is a leading author on planning and environmental law with hundreds of published articles and books to his name including the monthly Planning Notes column in the Estates Gazette and is the case commentator for the Journal of Planning and Environmental Law. Martin is also a frequent speaker on planning and environmental law at leading professional conferences and is an experienced seminar present.


Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA); Compulsory Purchase Association; Legal Associate Royal Town Planning Institute (LARTPI); Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb); Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA); Birmingham Law Society.