Barrister

Stuart Martin

Year of call 2007

Family

Practice Summary

Stuart has a strong public law practice appearing on behalf of parents and children in the High Court and County Court.Stuart also accepts instructions in respect of private law matters and prides himself on building trusting relationships with clients.  

Areas of Expertise

Public Law Children

Private Law Children

Reported Cases

LCC v. R & W EWHA (2013) Mostyn J.  Led by Mr. Rowley QC.
On behalf of the child. The case considered a challenge to orthodoxy within ophthalmology and rotational forces required to cause bi-lateral retinal bleeds.

A & Ors (Children : care proceedings) [2014] EWHC 4859
Case concerning shaken baby syndrome before Hayden J.

Notable Cases

LCC v. M & H 2015
Represented the father in a suffocation case being led by Mr. Ekaney QC. ‘Overlay’ was the principle finding.

Oldham v. B & S 2015. Hayden J. Led by Mr. Ekaney QC.
An eight day fact finding hearing where Low height fall was considered and the issue of consanguinity was explored. The parents were from the asian community and were cousins.

LCC v. A 2012 Jackson J. Led by Mr. Ekaney QC

On a three week complex baby shaking case involving the death of a twin sibling.

MCC v. S 2014
Represented the mother in a 3 week starvation case.  

Stuart has also acted for the child in the High Court in a matter concerning whether or not a child should be given the triple MMR vaccine contrary to their birthparents wishes Re B 2013.

Personal Information

Outside chambers, Stuart enjoys rugby, running and swimming