Martyn Griffiths > Gatehouse Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gatehouse Chambers
1 Lady Hale Gate, Gray’s Inn
WC1X 8BS
England

Position

Martyn specialises in costs, professional liability and commercial disputes. He is already ranked in the Legal 500 as a leading junior where he is complimented for his forensic approach and outstanding advocacy.

Martyn is sought out by clients because of his robust advocacy and his adept technical submissions in complicated areas of the law. He is an experienced trial advocate who advances his client’s case eloquently and determinedly.

Martyn prides himself on providing practical and commercially astute advice. He goes the extra mile to understand not only his client’s case but the broader implications and concerns involved.

Memberships

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)
  • British Insurance Lawyers Association (BILA)
  • Inner Temple

 

Education

  • BPTC – City University
  • Inner Temple BPTC Major Scholarship
  • GDL – City University
  • Inner Temple GDL Major Scholarship
  • History MA, Cambridge University

 

Leisure

Away from chambers, Martyn is a keen cook who enjoys nothing more than spending time with family and friends. Martyn has a wide range of sporting interests; in particular he is a lifelong motorsport enthusiast and a fan of American Football.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Martyn GriffithsGatehouse ChambersMartyn has an extremely solid background and knowledge base in the area of legal costs. His preparation is extremely thorough and his skills as an advocate are exceptional.

With ‘a good selection of counsel available at all levels‘, Gatehouse Chambers has in recent years developed a small but strong costs litigation offering. Standout silk PJ Kirby KC led Robin Dunne in Belsner v CAM Legal Services, acting for the former party in what is an important test case concerning the provisions of s.74(3) of the Solicitors Act and was seen at the Court of Appeal in February 2022. Martyn Griffiths regularly appears at the Senior Courts Costs Office and the County Courts on detailed assessments as well as interim applications in costs proceedings. Alaric Watson is one to watch in the costs arena as his insolvency practice has leaned heavily into costs work recently.