Martin Cheyne

What Martin can do for you

The majority of Martin’s clients are health or social care organisations and he acts in the full range of claims before employment tribunals.

Martin frequently defends factually complex and also legally novel claims, particularly in relation to disability, sex and sexual orientation discrimination and whistle-blowing allegations.

His advice practise includes executive and senior manager terminations, discrimination issues, TUPE, reorganisations, complex disciplinary matters and concerns with doctors (MHPS).

Martin also provides bespoke training on employment topics ranging from TUPE and related procurement preparation, equal opportunities to disciplinary investigations and appeals.

Main areas of expertise

  • Disability discrimination
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Sex and race discrimination
  • TUPE
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Whistleblowing
  • MHPS
  • Industrial action

The clients he works with

  • NHS trusts and foundation trusts
  • Social care providers
  • Community healthcare organisations
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Charities
  • Large retail organisations


  • Employment Lawyers Association

When nearing the conclusion of an outsourced contract we needed rapid advice about staffing and TUPE implications. Martin Cheyne and the Hempsons’ employment team provided very rapid and pragmatic support and advice, helping us get exactly the outcome we wanted.” (Richard Cliff, Trust Solicitor, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust)

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Employment Law Seminars Spring 2019

Hempsons FREE employment law seminars in our London, Harrogate, Manchester and Newcastle offices this Spring. The seminars will cover current employment law issues that we know can cause headaches for HR professionals and are designed to offer sound legal guidance, as well as practical tips to help you manage these tricky areas.

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Social Care legal update seminars – May 2019

Hempsons, leading health and social care lawyers, are running two FREE seminars in May 2019 for social care providers. The seminars will give updates on a range of legal and practical issues that will be of interest to all those involved in the management and running of social care provision, with updates on the new Liberty Protection Safeguards, employment law and CQC inspections and a session on how to deal with the CQC led by Clare Flynn of Brightening Minds.

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