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Martha joined Apex Chambers in September 2019 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She was supervised by Jonathan Elystan Rees QC and Alex Greenwood respectively. 

Prior to commencing her pupillage, Martha studied for both her undergraduate law degree and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Cardiff University. 

She was awarded the grade of ‘Outstanding’ for the BPTC and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2018.

Martha accepts instructions across all areas of criminal and regulatory law. She regularly prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court. Her practice includes defending professionals charged with criminal offences while working in the public sector. She has also represented the National Midwifery Council  at tribunals in appeal proceedings.


Martha has experience in the County Court defending in contempt proceedings for breach of injunctions.

Martha Smith-Higgins


General crime

Regulatory law


Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

CPS Advocate Panel - Grade 1


Jules Thorn BPTC Scholarship (Middle Temple 2017)

Certificate of Honour (Middle Temple 2018)

For any enquiries, please contact the clerking team:

Email: clerks@apexchambers.net

Phone: 02920 2023 2032