Martyn Davis is our exclusively recommended Education Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Martyn directly using the contact details listed above.
Martyn specialises in education and employment law and specifically Special Educational Needs (SEN). Martyn has a strong interest in SEN because of issues faced within his own family and is acutely aware of the challenges faced by parents of children, and young people, with SEN.
Martyn has been a consultant in Education Law since 2004. During that time, he has also worked as an academic in this field, as well as acting as an interim Head of an EBD residential school and has extensive experience of dealing with a broad range of complex educational matters.
Martyn has regularly challenged educational decisions made by Local Authorities and schools on behalf of parents and young people to ensure they receive the support they require enabling them to reach their potential. He has been a strong advocate of less use of restraint in educational settings.
Martyn has also worked as a legal adviser with educational charities in East Africa, India and UK setting up effective institutional structures, and offering strategic development. Also, working within the FE and HE sectors planning and inspections/audits, and other professional and legal services; and offering training in the various legal requirements with mainstream and SEN educational settings.
Martyn also advises clients when they require advice on employment matters, particularly in an educational setting.
Outside of work, Martyn works with a charity in Uganda providing education in some of the most deprived areas of that country. He is a member of an advisory board of a youth charity in London. Martyn is also a Visiting Professor of Education Law at a highly regarded Indian University and is a popular inspirational speaker.
Martyn is passionate about his work, offers a holistic approach and prides himself on delivering the best possible outcome for all of his clients.