Martin Barnes


Gateley Legal

  • Leeds
  • t: 0113 218 2482
  • m: 07912 270 675


Martin assists with property and general disputes within the housebuilding and construction sectors as well as acting on cross-border insolvency disputes. 

He acts for the majority of the top 20 housebuilders in the UK on disputes ranging from customer care claims in the small claims track to multi-million pound claims.

Martin also acts for a number of government bodies and financial institutions across Europe on cases involving insolvency tourists. 


  1. Successfully acting for a national housebuilder in seeking an injunction against vexatious customers.
  2. Acting for a national housebuilder in the defence of a claim for a breach of planning permission which lead to a favourable settlement at mediation.
  3. Successfully acting for a German financial institution on an insolvency tourism case.

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