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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 15 years.


In 2016 the Legal 500 described John as “extremeley knowledgeable, with considerable legal acumen and a very calm and reasonable manner” and in 2017 the Legal 500 praised John for being “calm and reassuring” and for “giving very accurate advice”. In 2018 the Legal 500 singled out John’s ability to “explain complex issues very calmly and in a logical and patient way”. In 2019 the Legal 500 said “John Martin has an eye for detail and an ability to identify the key issues and assess the risk”. In 2020 the Legal 500 said “John Martin is excellent. He is also exceptional on Tribunal work”.


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 many 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.


An active member of the Employment Lawyers Association, he regularly presents lectures and seminars to clients and prospects.




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. In his spare time, Ciaran is an enthusiastic musician and plays the bass in a rock band.




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