Martin is a professional indemnity lawyer in our Manchester office. He specialises in defending claims against lawyers, insurance brokers, valuers, construction professionals and D&B Contractors. He also advises on all aspects of policy coverage.
Martin's experience includes:
Defending leading counsel in a multi-million pound claim arising from litigation on behalf of a liquidator;
Handling the defence of a significant claim against a firm of solicitors following the failure of large scale residential development in Manchester;
Defending a well known firm of brokers in connection with a claim in excess of £1m arising from the alleged failure to obtain advanced loss of profits cover;
Handling a large portfolio claim brought against a large national firm of valuers arising out of 50+ individual allegations;
Assisting a national firm of architects in connection with a claim arising from alleged negligent design co-ordination;
Conducting the defence of a significant, multi-party claim against design and build contractors following the failure of a concrete warehouse floor.
Martin is a regular contributor to external publications and has delivered seminars on topics including architect's exposures, policy coverage and brokers liability. He is a regular user of mediation as a form of ADR and has conducted a significant number of adjudications.
He qualified in 2002 and joined DAC Beachcroft in 2016 as a partner.
Martin is described in Chambers and Partners 2015 as "one to watch".