James Martin is recommended Counsel in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. He is an experienced practitioner who prides himself on attention to detail and a fearless approach to defending his clients’ interests. Described by his peers as “a no nonsense advocate and a tough opponent” (The Legal 500 2017)
Mr Martin acts as leading counsel in the full range of criminal offending but in particular tends to focus on serious organised crime and fraud. He is also regularly led in homicide cases. He has particular experience in dealing with complex multi-handed cases of all types and is very adept at dealing with technical evidence such as that retrieved from 'phones, computers and associated cell site evidence.
Although a large amount of his work comes from traditional sources James Martin is also able to accept instructions on a Direct Access basis and has been permitted to conduct litigation by the Bar Standards Board.
"James Martin is a genius. He's a brilliant tactician and an excellent advocate." Chambers UK 2024
"He's a man of detail and absolute precision." Chambers UK 2024
‘James is a calm and careful counsel who works incredibly hard. He has a natural and affable style of advocacy which gets juries onside. He gains the confidence of judges through his sensible approach. He doesnt take a bad point and is extremely tactically aware. He is thorough in his analysis and detailed in his approach – able to deal with the most complex fraud matters and most challenging of clients.’ Legal 500 2024
"James Martin is very experienced and has always provided a brilliant service to clients both through his advocacy and in the way he conducts conferences." Chambers UK 2023
"A very smooth operator who is highly intelligent. He applies that intelligence in a number of different ways, proving to be both a good academic lawyer and a fluent advocate. He is practical and gets to the heart of the case." Chambers UK 2021
“He’s eloquent, understated and extremely bright. He gets fantastic results and is always available on the end of the phone.” “He’s great with clients – I would recommend him without hesitation.” Chambers UK 2020
‘He is excellent at putting clients at ease.’ Legal 500 2020
‘Tenacious and fully committed to every case, he is polite but unyielding.’ Legal 500 - 2019
‘A no-nonsense advocate and a tough opponent with an attractive manner before juries.’ Legal 500 2017