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Martin Palmer


For the last 14 years, Martin has acted for leading Formula One teams, drivers and highly skilled technical staff.  He acted twice in relation to employment moves concerning perhaps the most highly regarded current designer of F1 cars.   He was instructed on behalf of the former McLaren technical director during the Spygate litigation in the High Court and FIA.   Martin is regularly called upon to advise teams in relation to contractual issues and particularly the effect of post-termination restraints upon their ability to employ persons.  He has advised F1 drivers on contractual issues including two winners of the F1 world championship.

Martin has also acted widely for professional football clubs in relation to disputes with managers and players.  He has advised Premiership football clubs upon issues of corporate governance and the role of their directors within the prevailing regulatory regimes.

Martin has represented individual figures from professional football, rugby, cricket, cycling and motorsport.

The Legal 500 directory records him as being an expert in Sports and media law.


Martin Palmer