Martin is an accomplished advocate of over 15 years call. He joined Nine St John Street in 2022 having been the Head of Employment at his previous Set. He is able understand complex issues and develop practical solutions and can get to the point of a matter with minimal fuss. He speaks to his clients in a language which they can understand and works hard to to ensure a clear strategic path through any problems.
When not working Martin likes to play squash and go to the cinema.
Martin acts across Employment, Discrimination, public and regulatory law - acting before the GMC, NMC and EWC.
His practice in Employment law has a particular focus on discrimination claims, representing both Claimants and Respondents in multi-day cases.
Martin is an established Employment practitioner who is typically instructed, both in High Court and Tribunal, in cases that require robust representation.
Clients value his legal expertise and his commercial acumen. He is skilled in handling sensitive cases and obtaining favourable settlements. He is regularly instructed to act in judicial mediations.
Matters upon which Martin has advised or acted include restrictive covenants, employment status, contractual disputes, redundancy; unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and TUPE transfers.
Martin has appeared before the EAT on issues relating to company dissolution and personal liability of directors and defending appeals in relation to unfair dismissal.
Martin has acted as Clerk to Schools appeals panels and provides advice/representation to local authorities in the First Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) on disability discrimination claims and all other aspects of Education law.
His experience includes defending schools against claims of discrimination and appeals against decision of the First Tier Tribunal
Martin represented the local authority in the reported case of MW v Halton Borough Council  UKUT 34 (AAC).
Employment Lawyers Association
Martin is available through the Bar Direct public access scheme and regularly provides advice to the public through this.
Martin Mensah is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Martin can be found here.
Martin’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Martin to undertake Court and Tribunal work for either a fixed fee or brief fee plus additional refresher days. For advisory work, paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate, although fixed fees may be available depending on the circumstances. Martin will typically return paperwork within 10-14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales. Shorter timescales can be accommodated, please notify Martin’s clerk at the time of instructing if this is required.
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