School of Law and Policing
Martin is a qualified solicitor and is the School lead on our legal apprenticeships. Martin teaches across a range of law courses and specialises in teaching in the area of land law and property law. He has also taught sports law and worked on a number of sports projects in the community. Martin's interest in teaching excellence has led to him obtaining a Masters of Education in Professional Practice in Higher Education and he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Association of Law Teachers.
Martin has led the implementation and delivery of our solicitor apprenticeships. We offer a 5 yr LLb in Legal Practice and a 2 yr Professional Masters in Legal Practice within the solicitor apprenticeship route and he has developed the work-based apprenticeship modules. Martin has also been involved in the delivery of the paralegal apprenticeship at level 3.
Through Martin's keen interest in sport, he has been involved in a number of projects and conferences in sports law. In 2017, he organised a Discrimination Against Women in Sport Conference held at Preston North End fc as part of the centenary celebrations for Dick, Kerr Ladies football team. Martin was part of the team that created the first women's national walking football tournament: Women’s walking football tournament celebrates Dick, Kerr Ladies.
He also helped in the creation and installation of the permanent memorial to the Dick, Kerr Ladies football team at Preston North End FCs Deepdale Stadium see also Dick, Kerr Ladies decorate Deepdale with the resplendent tribute they deserve.
Martin organised a charity sportsperson dinner at the University of Central Lancashire raising funds for sports and educational equipment for underprivileged children in Zambia that were taken out by law students who had the opportunity to work with rural communities in Zambia
Martin qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has over 14 years’ experience with the School as a lecturer, module leader, year tutor and course leader. He currently leads on our legal apprenticeship delivery.
The majority of the Martin’s teaching falls within the land and property sectors with a focus on preparing students for a career in the legal profession. Martin is involved in developing employability skills and opportunities for students. He has supervised students in the School pro-bono legal advice clinic that enables students to work with real-life clients and learn how to deal with current legal issues and provide accurate and succinct advice to clients. Martin was instrumental in the introduction to our Wills Week that provides students with the real-life opportunity to interview clients, take instructions and draft Wills for members of staff and disadvantaged members of the community.
Martin also has a keen interest in leadership and coaching individuals to maximise their performance and personal development. He has delivered leadership courses to law and criminology students across our campuses in Preston, Cyprus and Mauritius. He has also delivered the leadership and self awareness training to students across other academic disciplines and businesses through the University of Central Lancashire's Leadership Hub. Martin has been trained to deliver and feedback on self awareness methods including psychometric assessment and emotional intelligence and is involved in courses designed to develop “soft skills” such as communication, team working, leadership and problem solving.
Whilst teaching sports law Martin was able to organise talks from a wide-range of sports lawyers and professionals. The distinguished guests delivered presentations on their experience of working in sports and sports law. Speakers have included in-house lawyers at the English Football League(EFL) and EFL Football Clubs, an EFL Football Club chairman, Court of Arbitration for Sport adjudicators and registered football agents/intermediaries. Martin is also a registered FA football intermediary. Martin also organised a Sports Law Trip to Geneva and Lausanne in Switzerland. Students visited the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Federation of International Basketball as well as meeting representatives of UEFA.
Martin has also been an external examiner and chief external examiner at the University of West England, Bristol for their Legal Practice Course. Martin has been an editor for the Council for Licensed Conveyancers(CLC) Foundations in Conveyancing Manual and was a consultant for the development of Level 4 and Level 6 CLC Conveyancing & Probate Awards.
- LLB(Hons) 2.1, University of Central Lancashire, 2000
- Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Central Lancashire, 2002
- Diploma in Land Registration Law and Practice with Distinction, Land Registry/College of Law, 2008
- Master of Education in Professional Practice in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2013
- Test User: Occupational, Personality Qualification for Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and 16PF instruments, 2015
- Vice Chancellor’s Team Award for the Creation of a Superlative Teaching Experience, 2011
- Vice chancellor’s Individual Award for Excellence in Teaching – Innovation and Technology Award, 2011
- Shortlisted for Student Union (SU) Lecturer of the Year, 2011
- Shortlisted in SU 7th Annual Golden Roses for theOutstanding Feedback Award, 2016
- Shortlisted for the‘From the Earth to the Sun’ Award at the University Stars Event, 2016
- Nomination for an University Stars Award, 2017
- Shortlisted in SU Golden Roses for the Creative Teaching Award, 2019
- Land Law, Property Law and Practice, Sports Law
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court & Member of the Law Society
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy,
- Member of the Association of Law Teachers