Debra is a senior corporate and private equity lawyer, advising entrepreneurs and investment funds on a range of M&A and private equity backed transactions.

Heading up the firm’s Corporate team in the Midlands, Debra has the aptitude, pragmatism and depth of skill often found in lawyers who have spent a significant amount of time both in industry, at a senior level, and in private practice. She has several non-executive positions on a number of high profile boards across the region.

Debra lives in Derbyshire with her husband Paul and their teenage children Isaac and Isabella.


"Head of department Debra Martin is deeply experienced across the full range of corporate transactional work, with a strong focus on private equity investments. Market commentators describe her as a "very able and very solid lawyer. "
Corporate/M&A, Chambers & Partners Directory, 2017

"Professional, Patient, Technically strong, helpful and accommodating."
Dessie Boyce, Director, Americk (NI) Limited

"Professional, approachable, easy to communicate with and transparent in all matters."
Graham Johnson, Director, Uniscan Investments Limited 

"Debra Martin is held in high regard by clients for her transactional expertise. 'She has the rare ability to circumvent future problems by planning well ahead of the normal spectrum, leading to quicker turnarounds. She is an excellent communicator and negotiator'.
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2016

"Debra Martin is a 'well established practitioner' and offers 'significant experience' in private equity." 
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2015

"Debra Martin is praised by one client for her ability to 'cut through the legalese and stand firm on those points that are important'."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2014

"Debra Martin is particularly skilled when it comes to private equity work and led the team that advised Energize Capital on its majority stake purchase in Splash About International."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2013