Martin Cox

Legal Director
Recent Work

Martin is a Legal Director in the team.

Martin trained, qualified, and practised for ten years in the City of London, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Stewarts. He advises on contentious, high-value and often cross-border commercial disputes for a broad range of clients from the financial services, telecommunications and energy sectors. He has advised both multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals.

Martin possesses particular expertise in advising on negligence and misrepresentation claims (including for many high-profile individuals from the sports and media sectors), breach of contract, regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues.

He has also worked on significant public law challenges, including judicial review claims for both private and public sector clients.

  • Professional negligence
  • Contract
  • Judicial review
  • Freedom of information
  • Acting for a Claimant in their claim for professional negligence against a firm of solicitors in respect of the firm’s alleged negligent advice in connection with a share and purchase agreement
  • Acting for Corinthian Brands, the Claimant in a manufacturing dispute, following a threat by the Defendant to terminate a manufacturing agreement without proper cause
  • Representing over 100 individual claimants in a high-profile professional negligence class action against a number of defendants following advice given in respect of a failed film finance tax scheme
  • Securing an out-of-court settlement for a high-net-worth individual from an investment advisor
  • Advising a US hedge fund in its successful professional negligence claim against a major bank arising from the failure of a large Middle Eastern bond (raising novel issues of Shari’ah law)
  • Advising on a challenge to domestic and European packaging regulations brought by a major consumer goods manufacturer, including judicial review challenge
  • Advising Tesco as an interested party in Sainsbury’s unsuccessful judicial review of the Independent Reviewer of the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision not to find certain price comparison advertising misleading
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
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