Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland
31 August 2007–
Justice Martin is a graduate of The University of Queensland—Bachelor of Arts (1978), Bachelor of Laws (1979) and Queensland University of Technology—Master of Laws (1993).
In 1979 Justice Martin was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and was appointed Senior Counsel in 1998. His Honour was also admitted as a barrister in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Solomon Islands and has appeared in the Supreme Courts of those jurisdictions.
Justice Martin was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for significant service to the law, particularly through contributions to the Australian Bar Association, and to the community of Queensland.
Justice Martin was the inaugural Chair of the International Council of Advocates and Barristers (2004–07) and a trustee of the Edinburgh Trust (2004–07).
Justice Martin has served as honorary secretary (1989–93), vice president (2001–03) and president (2003–05) of the Bar Association of Queensland. His Honour also served as treasurer (2002–05) vice-president (2005–06) and president (2006–07) of the Australian Bar Association and is a life member of the Association. He was the inaugural Chair of the Australian Bar Association Advocacy Training Council (2007) and Vice Chairman of the International Advocacy Training Council (2011 -2016).
Justice Martin has served as vice-president of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Science (1999–04) and his Honour has been a member of the Supreme Court History Program Sub-Committee since its inauguration in 2002.
In 2013 his Honour received additional appointments as President of the Industrial Court of Queensland and President of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
Further biographical details are available on request.
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