Robert (Roy) Martin QC

Biography of Robert (Roy) Martin QC

Robert Logan Martin was born on the 31st July 1950. His father, Robert, was a successful solicitor.

Roy embarked on his Bachelor of Laws in 1968, having left Paisley Grammar School with high grades. He graduated in 1971 and was a solicitor before being admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1976. He took Silk in 1988.

In 1990 he was called to the English Bar, and became a "double Silk" in 2008. He was also a member of the Bars of Northern Ireland and New South Wales.

Among his many appointments were Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, Advocate-Depute, member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Chairman of Police Appeals Tribunal and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. He was one of the few counsel to attain the distinction of Queen’s Counsel in both Scotland and England & Wales.

He was an Honorary Professor in the School of Law at the University of Glasgow from 2006 to 2016.

Roy Martin passed away in August 2019 at the age of 69.


Robert (Roy) Martin QC
Advocate; Legal Scholar

Born 1950.
University Link: Alumnus, Professor
GU Degree:
Occupation categories: judges; lawyers
Additional Information:
Record last updated: 12th Sep 2019

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  • Alumnus
  • Professor

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