Martin Budworth

Martin Budworth


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Colin Griffin
Gary Young
Paul Clarke


Martin is a busy senior junior who has progressed to dealing with substantial pieces of litigation (often appearing alone against Queen's Counsel). Martin has been ranked consistently in the directories as a leading practitioner year on year since 2006. He served on the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel for five years. He carries a broad practice as detailed below. His established background in both commercial litigation and employment law makes him well suited to issues in the sports law field and he is nationally recognised for considerable experience in all aspects of sports law litigation and is ranked in Band 1 for the Regions by Chambers and Partners UK. He also sits as an arbitrator in sports disputes, appointed by Sport Resolutions.

Areas of expertise
  • Banking & Finance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Sport

Chambers UK 2017:

"He's technically bright, extremely pragmatic and excellent both on paper and in court." "He gets to the point very quickly and doesn't beat about the bush." "Good on his feet and calm under pressure."

"A real star and a sports nut who gets some great results for players."

Chambers UK 2015:

"He's very hard-working and really understands the sports sector."

Chambers UK 2014:

Martin Budworth “is best recognised for his expertise in football and boxing”

Chambers UK 2013:

Martin Budworth "maintains a broad commercial litigation practice, and has carved out a considerable niche in sports disputes. Instructing solicitors speak highly of the commercial approach of this experienced junior, who continues to receive notable instructions in sports cases."

Chambers UK 2012:

Martin Budworth is "a strong advocate with a thorough insight into sport."

Chambers UK 2011:

"Martin Budworth has developed a notable sports disputes practice, and has handled cases across a range of sports, including football, boxing and rugby."

Legal 500 2017:

‘A very bright and innovative thinker, who has the ability to be a real street fighter when required.’

‘Pragmatic and great on his feet.'

Legal 500 2015:

"An excellent cross-examiner"

Legal 500 2014:

"Very commercial and client friendly"

Legal 500 2014:

"Presents his case in a very bench-friendly way"

Legal 500 2012:

"Continues to build on his reputation in sports litigation"

Legal 500 2011:


Legal 500 2010:

"Martin Budworth's sports related practice continues to flourish"

Legal 500 2009:

"has built a strong following for sports-related disputes"

Legal 500 2008:

"is ahead of his call and taking more complex cases"

Legal 500 2007:

"is fulfilling early promise and 'very good value'"

Recommended in the Legal 500 2006


Inner Temple

British Association for Sport and the Law

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association


Arbitrator for Sport Resolutions and the Football League


LLB (Dunelm)

Chambers UK Logo 2016


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