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Malcolm is Deputy Head of the Family Law Department at Morrisons and has MCIArb qualifications.
He began his career in unorthodox fashion: leaving school at 15 and not going back. He started work as a clerk in a central London firm, and took A levels by self-study before taking his Law Degree, going to College of Law and completing his training at Titmuss Sainer & Webb (now Dechert).
He started his career as a general litigator, and is now a specialist Family Law solicitor, dealing with the full range of family issues including divorce, financial relief and private law child matters. Malcolm also specialises in contested probate issues and Inheritance Act claims. Malcolm is a qualified Family Law Arbitrator which enables him to adjudicate in a large range of family law disputes under the scheme run by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators under the Arbitration Act 1996. Please click here to view his profile.
Malcolm believes in adapting his practice to suit the needs of the client, and works closely with them to ensure a bespoke service, delivering impartial advice sensitively and discreetly. He is keen to adopt whatever procedure is most suitable, and happy to explore dispute resolution techniques that avoid the need to involve a Court.
Malcolm acts for a wide spectrum of clients including high-net-worth individuals, with a focus on professionals such as doctors, lawyers and police officers. He has taken cases successfully to the Court of Appeal, and one of his high-profile cases required a Reporting Restriction Order. He has also acted for schools, hospitals, charities, clubs and societies.
Malcolm is Family Law accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (formerly the Law Society Family Paw Panel), and is a Training Principal accredited by the SRA. Alongside this, he is a member of Resolution, a Relate Quality partner and a Family Law Member of The Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.
He is also Life Vice President of a sporting body to which he was formerly the Honorary Solicitor.
Malcolm is a published photographer and enjoys real ale and mountain biking.
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What my clients say
- "The only thing I find disappointing about all of this is the comparison between how I work with you and how Mrs X works with her solicitor, as she seems to take a couple of weeks to turn things around compared to the couple of days (or usually couple of hours) we take."
- "Thank you for representing me this year. You treated me as a person and not a client."
- "I am delighted with the response from the court and appreciate your immediacy and expertise in securing this."
- "I am delighted with the response from the Court and appreciate your immediacy and expertise in securing this."
- “I suggested if he wanted to do his case justice he needed a solicitor who was more proactive and on the ball, when he asked for a recommendation I could do no better than suggesting you.”
- "In a long running and very difficult family case (reported) in which we were involved, Malcolm Martin (1) was firm and compassionate in his dealings with the client; (2) was efficient, reliable and conscientious in his role as a solicitor; (3) gained the respect and confidence of the client who was highly intelligent but obviously emotionally affected by the litigation and very anxious; (4) kept the balance absolutely right between showing understanding to the client and being realistic and sensible about the case and the options for the client at various stages." (QC)
- "Again, I can't thank you enough for all the work that you have done on my case. It's always appreciated that you deal with things so quickly. I am sorry to have been a nuisance to you at times as well! I am really pleased with the settlement + hopefully I'll be able to move on regarding that part of my life."
- "I am indebted to Malcolm for his professionalism and pragmatism over such a difficult period. He struck an excellent balance between advice and keeping costs down."
- "Malcolm was very supportive to my wife and I through a very difficult and emotional time. His legal advice was excellent throughout"