Martin Haisley

Trainee Solicitor


Martin is a trainee solicitor currently undertaking a seat in the commercial dispute resolution department. He is expected to qualify as a solicitor in September 2021. He is currently supervised by Louise Hebborn.

Prior to starting his training contract Martin had spent three years working in the regulatory department where he specialised in the areas of regulatory defence, professional discipline and road traffic matters.

Professional discipline

Martin specialises in professional disciplinary work and is recommended in the most recent edition of the Legal 500.

Martin has assisted a wide range of professionals in the healthcare, legal and teaching sectors before their respective regulators. In particular, Martin has acted for professionals before the following regulators:

  • General Medical Council
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Teaching Regulation Agency
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • NHS England
  • Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Various university fitness to practise proceedings

Martin advises clients at all stages of proceedings, including initial referral and investigation, interim orders hearings, fitness to practise and professional conduct hearings and sanction reviews. He also advises and assists clients with appeals. Martin is supervised by Carl Johnson.

Sports law

Having previously qualified as a football agent in 2012, Martin also has a keen interest in sports law and has assisted clients in relation to disciplinary matters before their respective governing bodies.

Martin runs the @SportsLawLLP twitter feed and often provides his observations on sporting disciplinary decisions using this forum.

Regulatory matters

In addition to the above, Martin also has extensive experience assisting clients who are being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Trading Standards and the Health and Safety Executive.

Martin also has experience of assisting providers and managers in relation to proceedings with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), often assisting clients with advice on compliance, enforcement action; and appeals to the first-tier tribunal.

Criminal defence

Martin’s first seat as part of his training contract is in the crime department which specialises in defending clients accused of a variety of criminal offences. This includes the provision of advice and assistance to clients who are the subject of an initial police investigation or those who have been charged with a criminal offence and due to appear before the Magistrates or Crown Court.

What others say

Martin Haisley is “Passionate and very keen to get the best result for his client” – Legal 500, 2017

“I would like to say a huge thank you to both Alison Marriott and Martin Haisley who were patient and supportive in my case with the NMC. They showed incredible professionalism and kindness in my case even when I felt as though my plight would not end. They were always there when I needed them and to that end my case was successful and positive outcome was had. I cannot say thank you enough how they supported me step by step in my case. I have no hesitation to recommend Stephensons to anyone who is considering to be represented by them.” – View from a satisfied client