Martin Terrell

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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), and Elderly Clients: A Precedent Manual (Jordans, 2016); annual contributor since 2008 to Court of Protection Practice (LexisNexis, 2020). 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, [email protected]

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 Directories

  • Legal 500 – Leading Individual, 2018 – 2024
  • Chambers & Partners – Top Ranked, 2018 – 2024

Podcast – Court of Protection

Tenacious in his clients’ interests

"Martin Terrell is a well-known expert on Court of Protection matters and very experienced. He is tenacious in his clients’ interests."

Chambers & Partners

Knowledgeable, calm, diligent

Knowledgeable, calm, diligent and client focused. Attentive to best interests of vulnerable clients.

Legal 500
/ Leading Individual

Has his clients’ best interests at heart

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

Legal 500
/ Leading Individual

Solid lawyer who is reliable and very capable

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.”

Chambers & Partners
/ Top Ranked Lawyer

Compassionate, professional and an expert

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
/ Top Ranked Lawyer

A fantastic, lateral brain for resolving issues

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
/ Leading Individual

This team is well-led, effective, responsive and very caring

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

Legal 500
/ Leading Individual
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