Martin Carter

Administrative & Local Government


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:
William Brown
Mark Ronson

Administrative & Local Government

Martin undertakes work in relation to local authority decision-making, duties, powers and structures, particularly in areas connected with the above areas of expertise.

Significant Reported Cases

R (on the application of Gardner) v Harrogate BC and Atkinson [2008] EWHC 2942 (Admin)[bias in decision making]


Martin undertook his pupillage at Kings Chambers and has spent his entire practicing career with chambers. He undertakes advisory work and appears at inquiries and the Courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court.

Year of Call: 1992

Areas of Expertise
  • Administrative and Local Government
  • Planning & Environment


Chambers UK 2017:

"He works hard for clients and takes a pragmatic approach." "He is considered and calm, with a good eye for detail and sound judgement."

Chambers UK 2016:

"Unflappable and completely focused when under the ultimate pressure." "A robust advocate who is very unpretentious and user-friendly."

Chambers UK 2015:

"He's well respected and rightly so - he has a really good balanced and analytical approach to things." "He's very personable and he's got an easy style - he's not an aggressive, in-your-face barrister. He's very user-friendly."

Chambers UK 2014:

“He is unflappable. Someone whose judgment is sound”

Chambers UK 2013:

Martin Carter receives clients praise for "commanding respect - his opinion is always listened to," whilst solicitors laud him for being "very good to work with, as he is laid-back and easy-going, but still very focused." Carter's practice is built on all aspects of town and country planning, including issues relating to compulsory purchase, highways, towns and village greens. 

Chambers UK 2010:

Martin Carter has built up a sound reputation in all areas of planning and environmental issues, particularly those concerning wind farms.

Chambers UK 2009:

"Sound and Practical," Martin Carter is recognised for his advice on town and village green applications.  New to the tables this year, Martin Carter also deals with highway law, CPOs and inquiries into developments involving a wide number of sectors.   

Chambers UK 2008:

Martin is recommended for Planning, which states that "he treats people with respect, has a good understanding of the law and is very effective."


Planning and Environmental Bar Association

Administrative Law Bar Association

Northern Circuit

North Eastern Circuit


Junior Counsel to the Crown (Provincial Panel)


MA (Oxon) BA (Oxon) Jurisprudence [First Class]


Chambers UK Logo 2016


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