May Martin

Called 2019


May is a specialist civil law practitioner with a particular focus on employment, personal injury, and clinical negligence. She joined Chambers in 2021 after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Andrew Sugarman and Stuart Jamieson.

May has a busy employment practice and is particularly keen to accept instructions in this area. She is regularly instructed to conduct both preliminary and final hearings on behalf of both Claimants and Respondents. She has experience in cases involving the full range of employment law matters, including unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, discrimination, harassment, and victimisation.

As part of her personal injury practice, May has experience in fast track and small claims matters. She maintains a busy paperwork practice, regularly drafting advices and pleadings. During pupillage, she gained exposure to all aspects of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence work, including Animals Act cases, claims against the NHS, Employers’ Liability cases, and cases involving fatal accidents.

Prior to joining Chambers, May graduated from the University of Oxford with a First. She worked as a Judicial Assistant in the High Court, and spent time volunteering in Greece to provide legal aid to refugees.

Areas of Expertise

May accepts instructions from both Claimants and Respondents. She has experience conducting preliminary and final hearings. She has a particular interest in claims involving discrimination. Recent cases include:


May has advised and acted in cases involving the following:

  • RTAs
  • Credit Hire
  • Employers’ Liability
  • Highways Act cases
  • Occupiers’ Liability

May recently appeared before the Independent Review Panel in a case concerning the decision to permanently exclude a pupil from school. This is an area of May’s practice that she is interested in developing further.

  • PIBA Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • University of Oxford - BA (Jurisprudence) - First Class Honours (2018) University of Law Leeds – BPTC – Outstanding (2019)