Roy Martin is a practising member of the Bar in Scotland, in England and Wales and in Northern Ireland. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland in 1976, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1990 and to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2010. He was also admitted to the Bar of New South Wales in 1987.
He became a Queen's Counsel in Scotland in 1988 and a Queen's Counsel in England and Wales in 2008. He has served as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and as Dean of Faculty.
He has appeared in many of the leading Administrative and Public Law, Planning and Environmental Law and Commercial Law cases of recent years, as well as notable Inquiries and Tribunals. He is currently instructed in the Edinburgh Trams Inquiry.
He is recognised by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 law directories as one of the leading silks at the Scottish Bar, being described as â??a standout senior, well regarded for his robust and thorough approach to cases - he's not one to shy away from a challengeâ? and as â??top-of-the-listâ? (Chambers UK) and â??at the top of his gameâ? and â??(his) reputation alone is capable of cowing opponents but he doesnâ??t rest on that reputationâ? (Legal 500).