Martin is a long-term supporter of Prisoners Abroad.  He is a Private Client solicitor, a partner with Payne Hicks Beach since May 2020, having qualified in 1970 and been a partner with his late father’s practice, Paisner & Co (subsequently BCLP) since 1972.  He is well-known in the charity sector, acting as a trustee for several grant-making foundations and operational charities.  He was appointed CBE in June 2004 in recognition of his charitable services.  Martin is an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary, University of London, Worcester College, Oxford, King’s College London and the Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel.  He also holds Honorary Doctorates of the University of Glasgow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and the Open University Israel.  He is a member of the Garrick Club and the Reform Club.