Martin Lanchester > Chambers of Anna Vigars QC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Anna Vigars QC
Guildhall Chambers

Work Department

Personal injury.


Martin is a member of the Guildhall personal injury and clinical negligence team. Martin is able to take instructions covering a whole range of personal injury and clinical negligence matters representing both claimants and defendants. Martin is instructed to assist with the fast track trials, infant approvals, costs advocacy, and provides thorough and timely advices on liability and quantum. Martin is regularly instructed in inquest hearings acting for families of the deceased and other interested parties. Martin is a well-regarded and experienced advocate with an approachable manner. He has a broad range of experience of appearing in the Coroner’s Court with a particular interest in matters arising out of medical negligence. He is an experienced advocate having spent a number of years as a criminal practitioner and was included on the specialist panel for prosecutors undertaking serious sexual crime. Following on from this, Martin has a particular interest in abuse claims.


Called 2001, Middle Temple.




St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge (1995 MA (Hons) Natural Sciences 2(1)); City University (2000 CPE – Commendation); Inns of Court School of Law (2001 BVC – Very Competent).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Martin Lanchester - Guildhall ChambersMartin has consistently provided clear, concise legal advice in an easily understandable way to client’s of widely varying backgrounds. Clients appreciate his approachability and down-to-earth manner, as well as the accuracy of his advice. I find his advice and input to be always sensible, grounded in the reality of the case and with the client’s interests at heart.’