Martin is a Partner in the Entertainment, Media and IP team.
Martin has wide experience of contentious IP and commercial litigation, particularly in the media and entertainment fields where he focuses on contentious music and copyright litigation.
He is regularly instructed in High Court litigation for leading UK collecting societies, Phonographic Performance Limited and PRS For Music.
Martin also acts for other rights holders and leading brands to assist with protection of trade marks, copyright and design rights. He is also an Associate Member and acts for the music merchandising body Trade Mark and Rights Holders Against Piracy (TRAP Worldwide).
Martin progressed quickly to Partner having gained first rate experience acting in several high-profile IP cases, including FAPL v QC Leisure, UEFA & BskyB v Euroview Sportbefore joining the firm and assisting in ITV v TV Catchup in the Court of Appeal and subsequent references to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Martin also advises several other clients ranging from SMEs to large international business in various contentious matters in High Court litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Long-standing clients include a major hotel brand, a large high street retail chain and an international holiday business.
Martin is recognised by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for music and as a Recommended Lawyer for commercial litigation and intellectual property. He is also a ranked lawyer by Chambers & Partners.