Martin Priestley

Martin Priestley


  • Leeds
  • +(44)(0)11388 8443
  • +(44)(0)7483 170395
  • Contact Martin

    Contact Martin Priestley

    * = required


    Mills & Reeve will use the information you provide in this form in accordance with our privacy policy. We may from time to time send you general updates by email or post that we think you will find of interest. This includes notification of upcoming event and updates or alerts containing relevant legal news. You can update your preferences at any time and will be able to easily unsubscribe from anything that you do not wish to receive.

    Thank you

    Thank you for your enquiry. We will be in touch shortly.

  • LinkedIn

What can Martin do for you?

Martin leads our education sector team and heads our South East Asia Desk. Martin specialises in advising clients in the education, government and technology sectors on major sourcing, collaborative and strategic commercial projects. Much of Martin's work is cross-border and includes helping universities to implement their international strategies and guiding government and corporate clients through complex procurement projects. 

Supporting your ambitions

A highlight for Martin was leading an international team acting for a university client establishing a joint institute in China. The project was complex and involved UK and Chinese regulatory issues. Martin's role was to ensure the team delivered a seamless service to the client, and to ensure that the university’s objectives were achieved.

Another highlight was advising a leading university on the simultaneous implementation of two outsourcing projects with a combined value of around £200 million. The projects were complex, involved the creation of a joint venture company and contributed greatly to the quality of student services on campus.

What do others say?

Martin has been described in Legal 500 as being “highly responsive and personable”, “commercial and pragmatic” and “highly recommended”. A client recently commented about our team that “the support and guidance that you have extended to the [client] team has been exemplary. I believe that collaboratively we have worked really well together as part of an extended team”.

What else should you know?

Early in Martin’s career, he worked in-house as a legal counsel for Burberry. His time at Burberry taught him how to deliver concise, tailored and commercial advice in a fast moving, dynamic environment. It also gave him a clear insight into how important it is for external counsel to understand clients’ commercial objectives and the sectors in which they operate.


View all

Sidebar content

Mills & Reeve Sites navigation
A tabbed collection of Mills & Reeve sites.
My Mills & Reeve navigation
Subscribe to, or manage your My Mills & Reeve account.
My M&R


Register for My M&R to stay up-to-date with legal news and events, create brochures and bookmark pages.

Existing clients

Log in to your client extranet for free matter information, know-how and documents.


Mills & Reeve system for employees.