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John Martin

John Martin

John Martin has specialised exclusively in employment law for the entirety of his career.

He has been recognised as an expert in this field in many editions of the Legal 500 and has been listed as one of the leading employment solicitors in Manchester and the North West region in the Legal 500 for over 20 years. As of 2022, the Legal 500 have included John in their “Hall of Fame”, so he is now officially one of the top four employment law solicitors in Manchester and the whole of the North West.

In 2020 the Legal 500 said “John Martin has an eye for detail and an ability to identify the key issues and assess the risk”. In 2021 the Legal 500 said “John Martin is excellent. He is also exceptional on Tribunal work”. In 2022 the Legal 500 said “John Martin leads his practice with great personal commitment and pride. The customer service is exceptional”. In 2023 the Legal 500 said “John Martin is straight talking. He uses language that doesn’t require a law degree to understand”. In 2024 the Legal 500 said “John Martin’s knowledge of employment law is of the highest standard”.

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John advises a broad range of clients, from individuals to large organisations like charities and FE Colleges and also many SME’s. Many clients say that John’s experience, determination and approachability made a massive difference in resolving their employment law issue. The 5 star reviews on Google are testament to this.

He conducts his own advocacy in the Employment Tribunal and has also appeared in the Employment Appeals Tribunal.

A member of the Employment Lawyers Association, he presents lectures and seminars to clients and prospects and is happy to provide bespoke training if requested.

Ciaran Montague

Ciaran qualified as a solicitor in 1994. He undertook his training contract with Mace and Jones (now Weightmans) and has worked for a number of firms in Liverpool and Preston. He is from Fermanagh originally but studied at Warwick University and has lived for many years in Preston. He is patient, attentive and customer focused, and well regarded by clients.

His current focus is on advising employees on settlement agreements, redundancies, tribunal claims and disciplinary matters and he also assists with advising our employer clients, particularly those in the education sector. The Legal 500 name checked him for the first time in 2022. In his spare time, Ciaran is an enthusiastic musician, playing the bass in a rock band.

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How can we help?

How can we help?

Martin & Co is your route to quality employment advice on all aspects of employment law.

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Our top quality employment law advisors will help you find a solution to your employment law issues.

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