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Martin joined Stokoe Partnership in 2008 and is a highly respected criminal defence lawyer. He previously worked at Christmas & Sheehan and at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors, and has significant experience in criminal offences and matters including murder, firearms offences, serious drug offences, people trafficking, armed robbery, serious sexual offences and offences of serious violence.

Notable cases:

  • R v Paul Alexander & Others – Chelmsford Crown Court. Defendant operated what was described by SOCA as a “gun factory”, where he converted replica firearms into working firearms and manufactured ammunition and silencers. Items manufactured by him were linked to 28 shootings across the country, including one murder, four attempted murders, nine other shootings and an armed robbery.
  • R v Paul Alexander & Others – Woolwich Crown Court. Whilst serving a prison sentence for the above matter, the Defendant arranged for the supply of obsolete calibre firearms which were to be used as operational firearms by way of the supply of ammunition manufactured for them.
  • R v Courtney Mitchell & Others – Central Criminal Court. Defendant and four others involved in fatal stabbing of the victim. The murder was said by police to be a revenge attack for the earlier shooting of a friend of the five defendants by the deceased.
  • R v Mohamed Hasan Mohamed – Central Criminal Court. Defendant was an alcoholic who had fatally stabbed an associate in the neck during the course of an argument. As a result of psychiatric evidence obtained by the defence, the prosecution were persuaded to accept a plea to manslaughter on the basis of the defendant’s mental disorder.
  • R v Nickalas Jackson – Wood Green Crown Court. Sixteen-year-old defendant supplied firearm to undercover officers.
  • R v Marcela Nedea – Canterbury Crown Court. Defendant said to be ringleader of a people smuggling gang, transporting foreign nationals out of Britain in order that they could obtain EU papers more easily on the continent.
  • R v Richard Jackson – Ipswich Crown Court. Defendant converted farm buildings into “industrial scale” cannabis factory to produce over £1 million worth of cannabis.