Daniel Martin

Daniel is a Partner and heads up the Criminal Defence department. He specialises in financial and business crime, regulatory investigations, and serious general crime.

Daniel has been praised for his professionalism and calm advice under pressure. His exceptional client feedback has been recognised in the national press. Daniel has also been recommended in the Legal 500 2018, and recognised as a “Next Generation lawyer” in crime.

Serious Crime

Daniel has a wealth of experience in cases involving serious crime, having defended clients charged with murder, malicious wounding, armed robbery, terrorism, explosives and serious firearms offences, and conspiracy to import class-A drugs amongst others.

Financial and Business Crime

Daniel has considerable knowledge in the areas of corporate and business crime. He is often instructed in cases involving high value and complex fraud, and has dealt with numerous investigations involving directors of large companies facing both internal and external investigation. He also has significant experience in defending Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings brought in the wake of convictions for lifestyle offences.

Regulatory Advice and Defence

Daniel also undertakes a range of regulatory work such as regulatory prosecutions, investigations and appeals, as well as assisting clients in defending civil fraud claims and in quasi-criminal proceedings. He routinely advises professionals accused of criminal wrongdoing in both the substantive criminal and resulting regulatory investigations.

Advocacy

Daniel is a keen trial advocate and often appears in the Crown Court, representing clients at preliminary hearings, bail applications, appeals and committals for sentence for a range of more serious offences.

“Daniel Martin’s commitment to the case was exemplary. I would highly recommend Daniel’s services in any difficult case; his drive and focus meant only one outcome – a unanimous acquittal.”

Key Experience:

Daniel has established an enviable track record in defending high profile cases; some notable recent examples are:-

  • Defended a client jointly charged with murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice (in one of the first joint enterprise murder cases to be decided following the landmark case of Jogee).
  • Successfully defended two individuals being investigated for terrorism and explosives offences.
  • Instructed by a client to defend High Court proceedings brought by a local authority for contempt of Court arising out of a fraudulent personal injury claim.
  • Represented a client investigated by the Metropolitan Police specialist Operation Falcon unit and charged with complex cheque fraud worth in excess of £1 million.
  • Represented a finance director charged with multiple frauds against numerous employers by misdirecting company funds in excess of £300,000.
  • Represented numerous defendants in fatal road traffic prosecutions, including successfully defending a client charged with causing death by dangerous driving in the Old Bailey.
  • Advised a client being investigated by City of London Police (CoLP) as part of a pan-European boiler room fraud.
  • Advising two directors being separately investigated by Royal Mail for postal fraud in excess of £100,000.
  • Defended numerous defendants charged with supplying class-A drugs, including a defendant charged with importing ecstasy and LSD into the UK via the dark web.
  • Represented a defendant charged as part of an international organised crime group accused of trafficking people into the UK.

Career History:

  • 2018: Partner, Blaser Mills Law
  • 2016: Head of Criminal Defence, Blaser Mills Law
  • 2013: CLAS Police and Court Duty Accreditation, Datalaw, London
  • 2012: Qualified, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • 2011: Master of Laws (LL.M) / Merit, De Montfort Law School, Leicester
  • 2010: Legal Practice Course (LPC) / Pg. Dip. / Distinction, LILP, Leicester
  • 2009: BA (Hons) Law (2.1), De Montfort Law School, Leicester
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