I am a Partner at Irwin Mitchell and specialise in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown - particularly, but not exclusively, those with larger assets and incomes. I have always been a family lawyer.
I enjoy working with, and still gain satisfaction from, helping a client resolve what can be a very emotionally draining experience.
I am a specialist in high-value ancillary relief cases involving substantial assets including pensions, co-habitee disputes (including same-sex) and international issues, as well as pre-marital agreements and private children issues.
I am a former member of the Management Board at Irwin Mitchell and currently sit on the Personal Legal Services Executive Board.
- Regular author on ancillary relief in Family Law. I have also had articles published in "Family Law"
- Regular lecturer to other lawyers on family law related issues, with a financial bias
- I am frequently asked to contribute to the media on topical and high profile stories
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
My inspiration came from a desire to be analytical but wanting to be with and help people. I could not have been a medic - I'm not good with blood. I find the practical application of the law (not necessarily the academic study) the most rewarding.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
There is no doubt that helping the client is still the buzz. To start with a client who does not know where to turn and does not want to be in the position of having to see a lawyer (a bit like the dentist) and bring that client to a final conclusion where they can get on with their life is the ultimate reward.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is part of me. I have spent more than half my life working here. We are fair employers. We promote and encourage all our people. We are not afraid to be bold. We are not afraid of change. We are successful but we as a group of partners have kept our feet on the ground. We have not forgotten our roots.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
My family of two teenage daughters and a wife (who deserves the accolades, not me) are priority number one. After that it is sport and music. I should have played football for Sheffield Wednesday and been the lead singer for Led Zeppelin. Regrettably I have to make do with my dreams.
"Fantastic... a real tour de force: very down-to-earth, prepared to say it like it is and someone who will fight for his client." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Star practitioner" - Legal 500, 2018/19
Sources say Martin Loxley has been "at the top of the game for decades," describing him as a "highly respected practitioner well known for handling difficult financial cases." - Chambers & Partners 2018
Sources describe him as "absolutely fantastic" as well as "nationally known, pragmatic, and a hard negotiator." - Chambers & Partners 2016
He is "known as a market leader in family law." - Chambers & Partners 2015
"He certainly knows his way around the family law scene." - Chambers & Partners 2014
"Excels in high-value and complex cases, including cross-border matters." - Legal 500 2013
"Is extremely skilled at giving balanced advice in highly emotionally charged situations." - Chambers & Partners 2013
"Practical" Martin Loxley, who is "as experienced as they come." - Legal 500 2012
"If there is anyone better in Sheffield, I've yet to meet him." - Chambers & Partners 2012
"Very experienced and pragmatic." - Legal 500 2011
"Martin Loxley is the undisputed leader in this field locally with a strong national reputation. Martin commands the respect of all his competitors locally and nationally and his reputation is well deserved." - a Partner at DLA Piper