Martin Seaward

Year of Call: 1978


Personal Injury


Martin Seaward is an accredited mediator specialising in resolving personal injury, pension and housing disputes including landlord and tenant. He also specialises in the Fire Service and is instructed in many of the most serious cases affecting the health, safety and pension rights of operational firefighters.

Martin further specialises in similar claims on behalf of service personnel or their bereaved dependents, usually against the Ministry of Defence. Martin has a significant caseload of serious brain and spinal injuries. In addition to firefighters and service personnel, his clients include pension fund trustees and administrators and fire and rescue authorities.


First-tier tribunal judge in war pensions and criminal injuries.


Major contributor to the Bar Council's CFA Guidance


Wembridge & Os v Winter & Os [2013] EWHC 2331 [2013] All ER(D) 04 (Aug)

Gravil v. Carroll & Redruth Rugby Football Club [2008] EWCA Civ 689; [2008] 1 ICR 1222R (on the application of Marrion, Scott & Burke) v. Boards of Medical Referees & Ors [2008] EWHC 1075 (Admin); [2009] EWCA Civ 450

R (on the application of Walker) v Inner London Crown Court [2008] EWHC 307 (Admin)

R (on the application of LFEPA) v. Board of Medical Referees & Callaghan [2008] EWCA Civ 1515; [2009] ICR 697

Inquests into the deaths of submariners caused by an explosion aboard a nuclear submarine (2009), of firefighters at the Marley Farm fireworks factory (ongoing), of firefighters at the Atherstone Warehouse (ongoing).