An employment lawyer focused on the sports sector.
Martin advises employers, senior executives and sports personalities on all aspects of employment law. He specialises in the sports industry advising clubs, players, managers, coaches, administrators and medical professionals on a range of issues relating to the hiring and firing of sports professionals.
He has acted for The Football League, The League Managers Association, The Football Medical Association, Nottingham Forest Football Club and Salford City Reds Rugby League.
Martin assists his clients with contractual negotiations, disciplinary proceedings, handling employment disputes and settlement agreements for departing players and executives.
Martin’s many notable successes include:
- acting for Henning Berg in his high-profile claim against Blackburn Rovers which netted him (no pun intended!) a payout of £2.25 million for 29 days’ work as the club’s manager;
- representing those caught up in The Telegraph’s 2016 transfer bungs sting: and
- securing the highest ever recorded payout (at the time) for the departing chief executive of a local authority.