27th Jul 2016 Read more
In the Chambers UK 2016, Financial Crime, Martin is described in these terms
“He continues to be recognised as a strong choice for corporate clients and individual directors. He gives very good speeches and he’s very clever”
Throughout his career he has specialised in cases involving fraud and these have formed a substantial part of his practice. He has experience of VAT and MTIC fraud, residential and commercial mortgage fraud, banking and boiler room fraud, insurance fraud, advance fee and factoring fraud, Ponzi schemes, bribery and corruption, offshore tax evasion, money laundering, and others. He also has extensive experience of POCA and related proceedings including confiscation, restraint and asset forfeiture.
Recently he has mounted defence arguments involving Hawala banking transactions and various Islamic financial institutions. He secured acquittals for the deputy news editor of the Sun and a Daily Mirror news journalist in separate high profile trials prosecuted under Operation Elveden (misconduct in a public office) concerned with payments to public officials.
He is currently advising a national government on issues of mutual legal assistance and judicial review arising out of cross border corporate fraudulent activity.
Cases of note include: