Will Martin is a highly regarded junior, ranked in the Legal 500 as a leader in the field of crime.
Considered to be a first-class advocate and astute tactician, Will advises and acts for individuals and companies in a diverse array of matters across the criminal spectrum, from pre-charge through to trial.
Will’s criminal practice focuses primarily on defending and prosecuting serious crime, white-collar crime and regulatory crime. He has particular experience in complex cases, including murder and high-value fraud. A number of cases in which he has appeared have attracted significant attention in the national media.
Will is often instructed in complex regulatory matters, including health and safety, trading standards, planning enforcement and environmental legislation.
Will has a busy sports law practice, with a particular expertise in football. He regularly acts for sports’ governing bodies, such as the Football Association (the FA) and the English Football League (the EFL) in high profile regulatory and disciplinary disputes.
Will is able to receive Direct Access instructions.
What Others Say:
“Will is one of the best criminal barristers of his generation and a definite star of the future. He has a very sharp intellect meaning he successfully practices across a number of areas, including crime. He is an elegant advocate who can target a good point with laser-like precision. He is one of the few juniors one could confidently entrust to conduct any aspect of a serious case including complex legal arguments before the Court of Appeal.” – Legal 500 UK 2022
“One of the best juniors at the criminal bar. He thinks deeply about his cases and puts huge effort into their preparation. An outstanding all-rounder, he is comfortable arguing points of law and addressing juries. He has the ability to work across a number of practice areas. A definite star in the making.” – Legal 500 UK 2021
“A natural advocate with a real presence in court” – Legal 500 UK 2020