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Martin Mensah

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  • Emma Rogers
  • Neil Grisdale

Education and Memberships

  • Liverpool LL.B Law
  • Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School
  • Winner 2003 EAD Award for Outstanding Employment Law Performance
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Education Law Association
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Public Access Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit Free Representation & Advice Scheme
  • Society of Labour Lawyers
  • Industrial Law Society

Areas of Work

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment


Employment Law

Martin practises in all areas of employment law with particular experience in unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, race/disability discrimination and TUPE.

Martin covers the vast range of employment matters and is content to travel nationwide, regularly appearing in tribunals outside of the Liverpool area.

Martin represents both Claimants and Respondents in the employment tribunal.

Martin has represented Claimants in cases in the employment tribunal against large employers including BT, Lancashire Constabulary, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Jaguar Cars, Merseytravel and MITIE.

Martin has acted for a variety of Local Authorities and is experienced in handling the challenges encountered in public authority work.

Martin drafts ET1 originating applications and ET3 grounds of resistance and has experience in preliminary issues such as time limits, employment status, strike-out/deposit applications and review hearings.

Martin also conducts case management discussions, final merits and remedy hearings.  He is confident dealing with high value cases and has appeared in statutory cap cases in the tribunal.

Martin advises and drafts in all the areas of his practice and aims to provide thorough and user-friendly advice.

Martin is regularly retrained by trade unions to deal with multiple litigant cases involving issues such as redundancy and race discrimination.

He has appeared before the EAT on issues relating to company dissolution and personal liability of directors and defending appeals in relation to unfair dismissal.

Martin combines his practice with this role as Chambers Equalities Officer.

Civil Litigation

Martin's civil litigation practice includes all aspects of personal injury law, including road traffic and employer's liability.


Reflecting his experience from a role as the clerk to the school appeals panel a Sefton Borough Council, Martin provides advice and represents local authorities in the First Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) on disability discrimination claims and all other aspects of Education law.

His experience includes defending schools against claims of discrimination and appeals against decision of the First Tier Tribunal,

Martin represented the local authority in the reported case of MW v Halton Borough Council [2010 UKUT 34 (AAC)

Martin welcomes instructions from parents in relation to school appeals relating to admissions and disability discrimination claims.

Direct Access

Martin is available through the Bar Direct public access scheme and regularly provides advice to the public through this.

Through direct access, Martin is available to draft and advise upon documents and contracts including contracts of employment, employment policies (e.g. computer usage, disciplinary codes), compromise agreements and commercial contracts.

Martin is also involved in a link with Merseyside Employment Law providing advice and consultancy on a pro bono basis.


Year of call: 2004

Inn: Inner Temple

Area: Civil Litigation