Employment & Equality

In Employment and Professional Regulatory Law, many of Martin’s cases involve Ofsted and Cafcass and concern safeguarding issues (e.g. Head teachers, Psychiatrists and SWs).

Martin also has particular expertise in discrimination law, including in the provision of goods, facilities and services especially as concerns disability and sexual orientation discrimination.

Selected Cases

  • Kerslake v. North West London Hospitals NHS Trust [2012] EWHC 1999 (QB); [2012] Med LR 568, QB.
  • King v Health Professions Council [2012] UKEAT 0169_11_1307 (2012): Race Discrimination : Discrimination by other bodies.
  • Negotiated settlement of £160,000 in age discrimination case (2007).
  • Re: A (2006): reasonable adjustment in case under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 concerning the ability of a hearing impaired person to participate in Council meetings.
  • Siegler v Worthing Borough Council [2004]: successfully represented the leader of the Council and the Council defending a claim of sex discrimination by the Chief Executive which involved new law concerning:  Article 10 (Freedom of Expression), the Status of Council’s Monitoring Officers, the liability of Councillors and the Leader of the Council.
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