Having graduated from Robinson College, Cambridge; Martin spent periods travelling and as a self-employed person before studying Law at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He qualified as a Solicitor with a major regional firm, again in Bristol, before moving to Reading.

Martin is the Head of the Property and Commercial departments at Barrett & Co. Martin advises on a broad range of property and commercial matters including business sales and acquisitions, commercial property and high value residential transactions. He has a wealth of experience dealing with company and commercial law, and commercial property.

Martin speaks fluent Italian and is a member of the British Italian Law Association.

Martin is a keen swimmer and golfer and has a broad range of other interests including music, sport, food, drink and travel.