As a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department, Martin Pooley is primarily involved in commercial disputes and disputes over Wills.
Drawing on more than 21 years of litigation experience Martin is driven by seeking commercial resolutions of litigious disputes where the winners are the clients rather than the lawyers. He has extensive experience in preparing affidavit evidence, finding suitable experts, conducting settlement negotiations, and appearing at mediations and court hearings.
Martin’s areas of expertise spans disputes over Wills, Family Provision claims, and litigation in regard to deceased estates; debt recovery, bankruptcy, winding-up applications, and preference claims; contractual disputes involving leases, partnerships, contracts of sale, and other agreements; building and construction disputes including security of payment claims; negligence claims against accountants, lawyers, doctors, architects, and other professionals; Trade Practices claims; equitable remedies including injunctions and seeking declaratory orders; defamation; court appearances in all jurisdictions; and minor criminal matters such as drink driving charges, assault, apprehended violence matters.
Since joining Diamond Peisah in September 1999 (later Diamond Conway) Martin has worked for a range of our clients from large companies such as Perpetual, The Trust Company, and Ingram Micro to small businesses and individuals.
Prior to joining Diamond Conway, Martin was responsible for the litigation at R.L. Kremnizer and Co which had a substantial mortgage practice and involved regular appearances in the Possession List .Prior to that Martin worked in the area of personal injury law.
His qualifications include Bachelor of laws (UNSW) and Bachelor of Commerce (UNSW).