Martha Whitehead

Martha Whitehead, Senior Associate

Martha Whitehead qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and joined Olliers Solicitors initially in 2001. She left the firm for a number of years but has now re-joined Olliers as a Senior Associate.

She has over 30 years of experience as a specialist crime practitioner including regularly advising clients at the police station. She has the ability and expertise to assess cases in detail from the outset and enjoys the challenge of assisting and advising people in this stressful initial stage of a case.

As a Magistrates’ Court advocate she has regularly represented client from first appearance to trial. In this work she takes interest in the particular needs of clients such as their youth or mental health.

In allegations of sexual offending Martha has experience of working with clients from youth court to crown. In this area her extensive work with counsel, maturity and understanding of other areas of law particularly inform her practice.

In the higher courts Martha has worked upon large scale MTIC/carousel fraud, money laundering and drugs operations. The defence of these cases spread over several years requires a consistent approach to detail, the ability to analyse large volumes of data, to work with a variety of other professionals and present clear advice to clients. Martha combines these skills with talent and proficiency.

Her work in recent years has included representation of clients charged with terrorism, sexual offences, drugs,  murder and serious violence. This has involved issues such as mental health, modern slavery and child witnesses  working with a range of professional experts.


Tel: 0161 834 1515