Before moving to Canada, Martin practiced for a number of years as a litigation lawyer in South Africa with a focus on insurance related matters.
He focuses his practice on denied long-term disability claims, critical illness denials, life insurance denials and mortgage insurance denials. Martin is a regular speaker at Disability Law conferences and other seminars. He has a particular interest in disability claims arising from conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic complex pain and mental health illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders. His papers on these conditions can be found here and here. He has appeared as counsel before the Provincial Court of BC, the Supreme Court of BC, the BC Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal, and has successfully represented clients before administrative tribunals as well as the Pension Appeals Board.
At the invitation of the BC Psychological Association (BCPA), Martin has acted as moderator at Ethics Salons for psychologists in Vancouver, Surrey and Victoria, on the topic of disability claims arising from mental health illnesses.
Martin was invited by PainBC to host an “Ask the Expert” event on issues related to denied disability claims arising from chronic and complex pain.