Jo Martin QC

Year of Call: 2005
Solicitor: 1996
Year of Silk: 2018
Email Address: jo.martin@3pb.co.uk
Clerk Name: Stuart Pringle
Clerk Telephone: 01962 868884
Clerk Email: stuart.pringle@3pb.co.uk

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Public and Regulatory

Jo is a well known prosecutor on the Western Circuit for both the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive and was, prior to taking Silk, on the Specialist Regulatory Panel List B.

Notable cases

HSE -v- JB Ltd (2019) - Cardiff Crown Court - prosecution of company following death of a young worker on a building site. Prosecution take difficult decision to offer no evidence in relation to health and safety breaches as part of continuous review of the evidence following submissions by the defence.

HSE-v-SWH (2017) - Exeter Crown Court - prosecution of company for health and safety breaches following death of a worker whilst fixing potholes in a dual carriageway. Company pleased guilty and fines.

HSE-v-MJL (2017) - Truro Crown Court - prosecution following serious injury of worker after dumper truck overturned on building site.

R-v-B and others (2014) - Truro Crown Court - leading junior (with Judith Constable) - instructed by the Environment Agency to prosecute 10 defendants for waste and water discharge offences. Some pleaded guilty prior to trial, others pleaded guilty following opening and view.

HSE -v- JB Ltd (2019) - Cardiff Crown Court - prosecution of company following death of a young worker on a building site. Prosecution take difficult decision to offer no evidence in relation to health and safety breaches as part of continuous review of the evidence following submissions by the defence.

HSE-v-SWH (2017) - Exeter Crown Court - prosecution of company for health and safety breaches following death of a worker whilst fixing potholes in a dual carriageway. Company pleased guilty and fines.

HSE-v-MJL (2017) - Truro Crown Court - prosecution following serious injury of worker after dumper truck overturned on building site.

R-v-M (2016) - Truro Crown Court - scaffolder prosecuted following death of fellow workman for breaches of Health and Safety regulations. Plead guilty after Goodyear indication.

R-v-D (2016) - Truro Crown Court - HR director prosecuted for neglect of elderly patients. Case stopped by the judge at half time following submission.

R-v-B and others (2014) - Truro Crown Court - leading junior (with Judith Constable) - instructed by the Environment Agency to prosecute 10 defendants for waste and water discharge offences. Some pleaded guilty prior to trial, others pleaded guilty following opening and view.

 

 

 

 

Recommendations

"Her incisive eye cuts to the core of a case with ease"

Legal 500, 2018 Leading Silks

 

She charms juries with her down-to-earth manner.’

Legal 500, 2016

 

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Academic qualifications

  • BA Hons, English Literature
  • LLB, Law

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Recorder since Jan 2016 (Ticketed for sexual assault/abuse cases and Private Law Family cases)
  • Inn: Middle Temple

Professional bodies

  • Criminal Bar Association,
  • Western Circuit,
  • Western Circuit Women’s Forum
  • Member of pro bono group, Advocate

Direct Access

Jo Martin QC is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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