BEc, LLB (Hons), LLM (Commercial Law). Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court, Victoria and High Court of Australia since 1997. Martin is a Partner at Browne & Co, Solicitors and Consultants.
Martin has considerable experience working for sporting organisations across a wide range of commercial and commercial litigation matters. In the last 12 months, Martin has advised: Australian Football League (“AFL”); Netball Australia; Cricket Australia; Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (“ASADA”).
In addition, Martin acts for a number of state and local sporting organisations, including the Victorian Country Football League, Victorian Athletics League and various local football organisations. Some of the high profile sports related matters that Martin has worked on include: sale of the AFL’s television rights; sale of the AFL’s new media (internet and mobile) rights; sale of Netball Australia’s television rights; investigations relating to off-field player conduct, including the investigation by the Honourable Justice Gillard into the West Coast Eagles, its players and officials; drafting standard form playing contracts for Australian based teams for the ANZ Championship; litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria against The Age newspaper in 2006, where the AFL and AFL Players’ Association were successful in restraining publication of the names of players who had allegedly tested positive under the AFL’s Illicit Drugs Policy; work relating to the establishment of further AFL franchise clubs; litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2007 against Seven Network in relation to disclosure of confidential information relating to players sourced from stolen medical records; the C7 litigation in the Federal Court of Australia. In additional to his professional activities, Martin is currently undertaking part-time business administration studies at the Melbourne Business School at the