Daniel Martin

Daniel is Partner and Head of the Criminal Defence team. 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. Of note, Daniel defended a client 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.

Financial and Business Crime

Daniel has considerable experience of financial 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 confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), following convictions for lifestyle offences.

Daniel previously represented a client investigated by the Met Police’s specialist Operation Falcon unit and charged with complex cheque fraud worth over £1 million. He has also advised directors investigated by Royal Mail, HMRC and the City of London Police for involvement in various high value fraud schemes.

Regulatory Advice and Defence

Daniel also undertakes a range of regulatory work such as defending 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. He also advises business clients in respect of industry-specific regulation, risk management and defending enforcement.

Advocacy

Daniel is an outstanding 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 is…’particularly good as he is calm and very thorough and achieves just and reasonable solutions’.

The Legal 500, 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