Jackson Lees

Martin Hood

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Practice Areas

Martin has spent more than 10 years working in clinical negligence litigation. He has dealt with a number of cases of £multi-million value, often involving brain, spine or orthopaedic injury where clients have complex and life-changing needs. He was the lead solicitor on JD v Betsi Cadwaladr Local Health Board, and was successful at trial in the High Court in SXX v Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Martin joined Jackson Lees as a trainee solicitor in 2006, spending a year of his training in clinical negligence and accepting an offer to qualify into the department upon qualification. He was promoted to partner (now Associate Director) in 2015 and in 2017 was made deputy head of department.

Professional Memberships

Martin has been a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme since 2014, and from 2015-18 was the Chief Assessor. He is believed to be the youngest lawyer to hold the post.