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Who’s Who Legal Canada asserts that Mr. Martin “enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for his expertise in white-collar crime”.

After a 7 day trial, M+A associate Tamara Duncan and Casey Leggett convinced Madam Justice Fleming that their client was not criminally responsible for allegations that he had committed attempted murder. Justice Fleming’s decision may be found here.

M+A counsel Casey Leggett successfully applied to introduce defense evidence pursuant to s. 32(1)(c) of the Extradition Act. The Judgement of Mr. Justice Groves is found here.

Mr. Martin issued a press release announcing that the RCMP had agreed to a monetary settlement, and to apologize, to resolve a negligent investigation and defamation civil suit brought by M+A against the RCMP on behalf of Mrs. Ladha. This civil suit arose from criminal charges brought against her on May 16, 2011. On November 22, 2013 Mrs. Ladha was acquitted following a 23 day criminal trial. Mr. Martin’s press release and the RCMP’s written apology to Mrs. Ladha can be found here.

M+A was profiled in Who’s Who Legal Canada 2016 as follows:
In Vancouver, David Martin heads up the specialist business crimes defence firm Martin +Associates, offering individuals and corporations assistance in the management and conduct of investigations. He is well known in the region with over three decades of accumulated experience ‎which has earned him the status as “a go-to lawyer'”

On today’s date the European Court of Human Rights issued it’s long awaited Judgment assessing the conflict between privacy and security in the technological age. In it’s decision which may be found here The Court set out the minimum preconditions, including prior judicial authorization, required by Articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union befroe EU state agencies, including those of the UK, can gather, store and analyze metadata.

Casey Leggett, working with Greg Delbigio Q.C. and Lisa Sturgess, successfully challenged the constitutionality of S. 36 (1) and S. 36 (2) of the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act which purported to authorize the introduction of a summary of hearsay and opinion and documentary evidence obtained internationally in domestic Canadian criminal proceedings. The Judgment of Mr. Justice Ehrcke is found here.

Martin + Associates is pleased to announce that the British Columbia Director of Civil Forfeiture has agreed to settle the civil claim against it for damages for its wrongful attempt to forfeit the home of Mrs. Mumtaz Ladha and her family.  Media reports related to that claim may be viewed below in a news entry dated February 22, 2015.

On June 1st and 2nd, 2016 Mr. Martin conducted cross examination of representatives of CSE, CSIS and Global Affairs Canada before Mr. Justice Barnes of the Federal Court of Canada, during the public phase of the Canada Evidence Act Section 38 national security claim process, which will determine whether CSEC’s efforts to suppress disclosure of documents relevant to the BCCLA’s constitutional challenge to the National Defence Act allowing CSEC to gather the meta data of Canadians without warrant (as described in detail below on October 23, 2013 and February 20, 2014) is justified.  Globe and Mail coverage related to these proceedings can be found here and here.

The National Energy Board releases its decision recommending that the Liberal cabinet approve the Kinder Morgan Pipeline.