Simon Martin: Corporate & Commercial Solicitor / Employment Law Solicitor

+44 (0) 7446 952 209 / +44 (0) 117 325 0323 /

I am a senior specialist employment lawyer, with over 19 years’ experience, I advise across the full range of employment law and industrial relations matters.

Having been a board director and advised numerous directors and boards I am aware of the high level strategic advice that is needed at that level.

Other: I have four children (including twin three years olds) and one dog. I enjoy cycling and am keen to start surfing again, when childcare commitments allow.

I am highly regarded for my robust and tactical approach, I guide employers through reorganisations and managing change. I often advise on highly sensitive executive exits.

Having done a degree in Oxford I trained in the City of London and have worked in two South West regional firms. I moved to Bristol in 2009 and worked first for the EEF, a manufacturers’ organisation. I acted for a number of household name companies and successfully defended one such company in the biggest discrimination case that EEF has ever dealt with. Since 2012 I have worked at a specialist employment law firm acting for SMEs and household name companies.

  • I have acted for employers in Tribunals including doing my own advocacy on a number of occasions.
  • I acted in one of the lead cases on employment status that was decided in the Court of Appeal.
  • I have also acted in a number of Trade Union recognition cases in the Central Arbitration Committee.
  • Acted for a company in a leading case on employment status in the Court of Appeal, reported in the Industrial Relations Law Reports.
  • Acted for a household name company in a multi-party race and religious discrimination claim, the hearing of which lasted for 40 days.
  • Acted for a number of companies and senior directors in highly sensitive and complex exit discussions and negotiations.
  • Secured the then biggest costs award that had ever been awarded by an Employment Tribunal acting for an employer, the record stood for five years.
  • EEF
  • Battens
  • Foot Anstey
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