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Profile

Martin is a partner in the Private Client Department and heads the Court of Protection team. Martin read law at Durham University and qualified in 1991. After working for a specialist personal injury firm in London and firms in East Sussex and Tunbridge Wells, he joined Warners as a partner in 2018.

Martin is a well-known and acknowledged expert in Court of Protection matters. He is recognised as a leading individual by both legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Martin has lectured and written extensively on Court of Protection and elderly client matters. His books include A Practitioner’s Guide to the Court of Protection (Bloomsbury) (author of first three editions and contributor to new 4th edition, 2018); contributor to the Law Society’s Elderly Client Handbook (joint editor of 3rd edition and contributor to 4th and 5th editions); contributor to Finance & Law for the Older Client (LexisNexis), Court of Protection Practice (LexisNexis, 2019) and Elderly Clients: A Precedent Manual (Jordans, 2016). He has lectured extensively on the Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection practice procedure for Central Law Training, Jordans, LexisNexis, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

If Martin is unavailable please contact Natalie Grover, 01732 375394, n.grover@warners.law

Recognition & Memberships

  • Panel Deputy
  • Member and Director of The Professional Deputies’ Forum (The PDF)
  • Full Member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member of the Court of Protection User Group
  • Finalist in the Vulnerable Client Adviser of the Year Category for the STEP Private Client Awards 2015

Legal 500, 2021 – Leading Individual
‘Warners’ Court Of Protection department is excellent. The lawyers come with a wealth of experience of complex best interest and capacity matters and deal with everything with knowledge and compassion. Martin Terrell is a brilliant deputy.  I have worked with him for years and he is always a pleasure to liaise with. He truly has his clients’ best interests at the heart of everything that he does‘

‘A very experienced team who understand all the nuts and bolts of Court of Protection work. The team is led by Martin Terrell, who is a Court of Protection expert extraordinaire. He has written one of the main works on Court Of Protection work and has a fantastic, lateral brain for resolving issues‘

‘The team knows its clients and understands their complex needs. The lawyers visit all their clients in their own homes regularly and work together with all involved in an open and transparent way, ensuring the best daily wellbeing of everyone under their care, which isn’t easy to achieve and maintain. This team is well led, effective, responsive and very caring’

Chambers & Partners, 2020 TOP RANKED
Martin Terrell is a highly respected Court of Protection lawyer with extensive expertise in a range of property and affairs matters, including financial abuse, asset recovery and family conflicts. Sources say: “He is a very solid lawyer who is reliable and very capable technically.”

Legal 500, 2020 – Leading Individual
Court of Protection – Ranked as a leading individual

Chambers & Partners, 2019 TOP RANKED
Martin Terrell of Warners Solicitors is described by a client as “compassionate, professional and an expert in his field.” He is a highly experienced practitioner who handles all aspects of Court of Protection work including financial abuse, asset recovery and family conflicts. Another client states: “I am continually impressed with his knowledge and measured approach to dealing with difficult situations.”

Legal 500, 2019
Court of Protection – Ranked as a leading individual

Chambers & Partners, 2018 TOP RANKED
Sources describe Martin Terrell of Warners Solicitors as having “a brain the size of Europe,” as well as being “very good to work with and a very experienced Court of Protection lawyer.” He handles a range of both contentious and non-contentious Court of Protection work, including financial abuse and residence issues, particularly in relation to elderly clients.

Legal 500, 2018
Court of Protection – Ranked as a leading individual

News & Insights

Sources describe Martin Terrell of Warners Solicitors as having “a brain the size of Europe,” as well as being “very good to work with and a very experienced Court of Protection lawyer.” He handles a range of both contentious and non-contentious Court of Protection work, including financial abuse and residence issues, particularly in relation to elderly clients.


Chambers & Partners

Martin Terrell of Warners Solicitors is described by a client as “compassionate, professional and an expert in his field.” He is a highly experienced practitioner who handles all aspects of Court of Protection work including financial abuse, asset recovery and family conflicts. Another client states: “I am continually impressed with his knowledge and measured approach to dealing with difficult situations.”


Chambers & Partners

‘A very experienced team who understand all the nuts and bolts of Court Of Protection work. The team is led by Martin Terrell, who is a Court Of Protection expert extraordinaire. He has written one of the main works on Court Of Protection work and has a fantastic, lateral brain for resolving issues‘


Legal 500 – 2021