Martin Palmer is a barrister with an acknowledged reputation for a commercial and pragmatic approach towards the law.
He was a solicitor for almost ten years before being called to the Bar in 2003. Since that time, he has built a leading practice in employment and discrimination law, sports law and commercial litigation. He is recorded in the legal directories as being a leading practitioner in employment and discrimination law (Chambers and Partners) and an expert in sports and media law (Legal 500).
During his time at the Bar, Martin considers himself to have been privileged to have acted for a variety of employees from FTSE 100 chief executives to local authority manual workers. He represents large corporate employers (particularly those based in the City of London, professional services firms and international corporations) as well as trade unions, educational institutions and other public sector organisations.
He frequently lectures and provides training on those areas in which he practises.
Martin was educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham and studied Jurisprudence at Exeter College, Oxford University. He qualified as a solicitor in 1994. He previously worked as a solicitor for Freshfields and Allen & Overy.