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Peter Martin

Peter Martin

Head of Family Law

I am the head of OGR Stock Denton’s family law department, with some 40 years experience covering all of the issues that arise from the breakdown of a marriage or relationship. These include matters relating to a couple’s finances, property and children.I describe myself as a “firm but fair” solicitor, and I believe these characteristics shine through in my work as an arbitrator and in some of the testimonials included on this site.

With many years of experience, I take pride in first-class analytical and reasoning skills, even for the most complex of matters. This approach ensures that I will give a fair judgment as a neutral third party, in lieu of litigating in court.

I have also been on the boards of both the Family Mediators Association and the UK College of Mediators and have co-authored two of the Good Practice Guides for the UK College of Family Mediators.

Background

I am the head of OGR Stock Denton’s family law department, with some 40 years experience covering all of the issues that arise from the breakdown of a marriage or relationship. These include matters relating to a couple’s finances, property and children.

I describe myself as a “firm but fair” solicitor, and I believe these characteristics shine through in my work as an arbitrator and in some of the testimonials included on this site.

With many years of experience, I take pride in first-class analytical and reasoning skills, even for the most complex of matters. This approach ensures that I will give a fair judgment as a neutral third party, in lieu of litigating in court.

I have also been on the boards of both the Family Mediators Association and the UK College of Mediators and have co-authored two of the Good Practice Guides for the UK College of Family Mediators.

Education/background

I studied my LLB at the University of Westminster and was articled (that was what training used to be called!) to S Rutter & Co Specialist Divorce Lawyers. I joined Osmond Gaunt & Rose (the previous incarnation of this firm) in 1979; became a Partner in 1983 and the head of the family department by 1990.

Client testimonials

“I changed solicitors to Peter Martin as after three months I still had no real idea of where we were heading and felt no progress was being made.  I received more advice from Peter in the first hour than I had received in the previous three months and the outcome was exactly as he predicted.”

 

“Peter is so calm and patient that he enabled me to deal with the issues following my split up without losing my mind.”

 

“You defused the situation.  My husband and I can talk to each other again as parents and the children are much better because of this.”

 

“I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you.”

 

“I owe you a great debt of gratitude for the kind, helpful, empathic way you dealt with me and went about your business at a time in my life when I was suffering huge emotional pain.  I did not really understand what was happening to me but you did, and your advice was invaluable.”

 

“Keep up your good work Peter, because I am sure when you finally decide to hang up your daily family law work you will derive great satisfaction when you look back knowing that you have had a positive effect on so many children, parents and grandparents and me.”

 

“Peter Martin is very professional and knowledgeable.”

Memberships

§  Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as a Family Law Arbitrator.

§  Accredited Specialist of Resolution

§  Member of the Law Society Family Law Panel

§  Examiner and Part of the Technical Board for the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel

§  Member of the Justice Department Child Abduction Panel

§  Resolution Collaborative Lawyer

§  Accredited Mediator of Resolution and the Family Mediators Association

Leisure interests

I have been happily married since 1975.  I have three children and three grandchildren.  Grandchildren can be much more fun!  I am heavily involved in local communal work in my synagogue. Since the age of 18 I have been actively involved in youth and education work and continue to be so.  I am a keen wine buff and occasionally enjoy watching football. I go to many matches, although it is only occasionally they are enjoyable!  For my 60th birthday I gave myself the present of running the London Marathon.