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It is with deep sadness that we must inform you that Martin passed away on 16 December 2020, following a period of serious illness. Martin was a much-loved, valued and respected colleague. He will be greatly missed by everyone at Buckles.
Martin was an experienced and dedicated litigator, having qualified as a Solicitor in 1993. His practice principally covered high value areas of personal injury and clinical negligence, as well as defending Health & Safety prosecutions. Martin also developed a specialism in representing families at inquest before the Coroners Court.
Martin was a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and a member of the LawNet Regional Personal Injury Committee. He also held the Higher Rights of Audience qualification which entitled him to appear before the High Court as Advocate.
Outside of work, Martin was an avid golfer and a keen runner, completing two London Marathons and numerous Half Marathons.
Chambers & Partners 2019 commended Martin as a Notable Practitioner in his field, describing him as: ‘He really rolls up his sleeves for clients and never misses a deadline; he’s like clockwork.’
The Legal 500 described Martin as ‘A credit to the firm, very professional with an extremely good client manner that is helpful and focused’.
Martin’s existing caseload has been picked up by Ashley Lacome-Shaw.
Our thoughts are very much with Martin’s family at this very sad time.
Chambers & Partners 2019
Chambers & Partners 2019 commend Martin as a Notable Practitioner in his field, describing him as "He really rolls up his sleeves for clients and never misses a deadline; he's like clockwork."
The Legal 500
The Legal 500 describes Martin as "He is a credit to the firm, very professional with an extremely good client manner that is helpful and focused."