Daniel Martin

Daniel is Partner and Head of the Crime and Regulatory team. He specialises in financial and business crime, regulatory investigations, and serious general crime. He is ranked as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in the Legal 500, the only entrant in the South East region, having been consistently recommended for his exceptional client feedback.

Daniel is… “particularly good as he is calm and very thorough and achieves just and reasonable solutions”.

Legal 500, UK 2019

“Daniel Martin is an assured and wise operator”

Legal 500, UK 2020 

Serious Crime

Daniel has a wealth of experience in cases involving serious and organised crime, often with an international element. He has defended clients charged with murder, malicious wounding, armed robbery, terrorism, explosives and serious firearms offences, and conspiracy to import class-A drugs, amongst others. Daniel routinely acts for high profile and high net worth individuals on heavyweight cases that are often reported in the national press.

White Collar Crime

Daniel specialises in corporate and 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 by enforcement agencies. Daniel also advises corporates on internal investigations and bringing private prosecutions in the criminal courts.

In addition, Daniel has significant experience in defending asset recovery and confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), which typically follow convictions for lifestyle offences.

Regulatory 

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 by regulators.

Compliance advisory 

Daniel advises corporate clients on regulatory compliance with UK financial crime law including the AML/CTF regime (the Money Laundering Regulations), the Criminal Finances Act, the Anti-Bribery Act and Whistleblowing legislation. He works with companies to design and implement effective policies, controls and procedures including delivering tailored on-site or remote training.

Advocacy

Daniel is a specialist Solicitor-Advocate meaning that he has ‘higher rights of audience’. He often appears in the Crown Court, representing clients at preliminary hearings, bail applications, trials, appeals and committals for sentence for a range of more serious offences.

“Daniel Martin’s cool calmness under pressure, coupled with his unrelenting attention to detail make him every prosecutor’s nightmare.

Legal 500, UK 2020

Career History:

  • 2020: Higher Court Advocate (HCA)
  • 2019: Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Blaser Mills Law
  • 2018: Partner, Blaser Mills Law
  • 2016: Head of Crime and Regulatory, Blaser Mills Law
  • 2013: CLAS Police and Court Duty Accreditation, Datalaw, London
  • 2012: Qualified, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales