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Family: Children
2 Years Ranked

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Provided by Martin Todd

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Martin Todd is a highly respected and sought after Family Law specialist practitioner. He was called to the Bar in 1991. He practices nationwide and is acknowledged as a leading junior in his specialist field of significant child injury cases, particularly head injury, sexual abuse, factitious illness and poisoning, he is particularly in his element in complex medical cases.

He has featured in some significantly important cases shaping the family law during his career such as Re J [2012], Re W [2017] and Re A [2015] - He has also trained as a commercial Arbitrator, Mediator and was recently selected as a ‘vulnerable witness’ facilitators, training barristers in the FLBA national roll out.

He is regularly retained by Local Authorities, Parents and Guardians alike, in serious alleged inflicted Injury cases because of his reputation as a tenacious advocate who will pursue his clients case leaving ‘no stone unturned’ in seeking the best outcome for them.

He has appeared at all tiers of the Family Court system including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Martin has an extremely palatable client manner being often engaged for his skills with clients, to represent misunderstood or prejudged Parties struggling in difficult cases to have their voices heard and assisting clients with learning difficulties or mental health issues. He employs a regime of team work with the solicitor and client in his cases. He is regularly retained even before issue, in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Family: Children - North Eastern (Bar)
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Band 2

Martin Todd
Respected for his work on difficult children cases ranging from serious sexual abuse allegations to injuries. He represents children as well as parents in emotionally and medically challenging cases, often working at the intersection between family and criminal law. He is also a trained mediator and arbitrator.

Strengths

"He is a delight to work with, always energetic and enthusiastic. He treats each case and client in a fresh way. Martin is always full of ideas and options but then breaks it down to an agreed way forward." "Martin is very approachable, with good client care skills. He is also responsive and helpful, with a breadth and depth of knowledge."

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