Martin Cheyne

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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  • Legal 500 2019
    “Exceptional value for money with quick response times and great insight.”