Martyn is a top-tier property lawyer who is responsive, pragmatic and has excellent market knowledge Chambers UK, 2023


Martyn advises on all aspects of residential and commercial property including conveyancing, property finance, developments and landlord and tenant.
  • Background & experience

    Having been involved in Guernsey property since being called to the Guernsey Bar in 2000 Martyn has significant experience in all aspects of land law.

    He has acted on the purchase of Trafalgar Court, which at £64m was the most expensive land transaction in Guernsey, Regency Court, the two Waitrose premises and the premises occupied by B&Q, to name a few.

    In addition to acting for purchasers Martyn has also acted for developers, sellers and lenders, the latter including HSBC and Lloyds Bank.  He has therefore been involved, in some way or another, in most of the largest land transactions in Guernsey.

    He has advised on the acquisition of prominent residential development sites, including some Guernsey Housing Association sites (Guernsey and Alderney), sites for the Infinity Group (Stanley Road, Les Petites Fontaines, and La Vrangue sites being three) and the old Vauxlaurens Brewery site where One St Julian’s Avenue now stands.

    His clients include landlords and tenants of commercial and residential property, including advising on leases for large office blocks, hotels, warehouses, and retail premises.

    Martyn also acts for private individuals purchasing residential property and over the years has acted for literally thousands of purchasers, including some of the largest local and open market properties in the Island.   He has advised a number of high net worth individuals who have relocated to Guernsey, on occasion co-ordinating with tax advisers, architects, builders and private banks to provide a seamless service between the professionals.

    He also advises on Liquor Licensing matters, wills and probate and guardianships.

    Ranked as a ‘leading individual’ in Legal500 he is described as having ‘a superb wealth of knowledge’ with clients saying he ‘will find a solution to any problem’ and telling researchers for the legal directories that he is ‘very impressive’ and ‘incredibly helpful and pragmatic on Guernsey property matters.’

    Martyn was called the Bar of England and Wales (The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn) in 1998, and qualified as Guernsey Advocate in 2000.

    He is a Notary Public.

    Admitted in:

    1998 - England and Wales
    2000 - Guernsey


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  • Recognition

    Martyn is a top-tier property lawyer who is responsive, pragmatic and has excellent market knowledge Chambers UK, 2023
    He is a top man, always a pleasure to deal with Chambers UK, 2023
    Martyn knows everything that's happened and is happening in terms of Guernsey real estate Chambers UK, 2023
    Martyn as a partner is a humble and gracious man who is an excellent example to others of how to treat clients Legal 500 UK, 2023
    Martyn Baudains is “Mr Property” in Guernsey. If he doesn’t know something, it doesn’t exist. A very reliable and thorough legal expert, but with savvy local non-legal market knowledge Legal 500 UK, 2023
    Hall of Fame Legal 500 UK, 2023
    Martyn Baudains is Mr Guernsey Property. He knows the law like all lawyers, but it’s his experience and network that adds true value to a transaction. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Commercial and knows Guernsey property law better than anyone else. Chambers UK, 2022
    Always reachable, approachable and very straightforward to deal with. Chambers UK, 2022
    Simply brilliant. He calmly and quickly gets the best for his customers despite the mayhem going on all around. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Has an excellent reputation for resolving problems in a fair manner. Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Hall of Fame Legal 500 UK, 2022
    Martyn’s global experience creates dimension to his advice which is both invaluable, as well as a learning experience for our stakeholders. Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Provides a helpful mix of pure legal knowledge and commercial expertise. Chambers UK, Property, 2021
    His long standing experience in the Channel Islands creates a seamless process with the application of his knowledge, resulting in a an accurate and timely turnaround of information. Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Hall of Fame Legal 500 UK, 2021
    Martyn Baudains is "Mr. Guernsey Property"; there is no more experienced advocate on the island. Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Excellent: calm, professional, knowledgeable and personal, and able to give sound commercial and pragmatic advice. Chambers UK, 2020
    Achieves the best position for his clients while being reasonably minded to ensure the deal completes in a timely and cost effective manner. Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Hall of fame Legal 500 UK, 2020
    Shows great commitment to getting property transactions over the line Chambers UK 2019
    I have found him very easy to deal with - practical, helpful and quick to react. Chambers UK 2018
    Leading individual Legal 500 UK 2017
    Will find a solution to any problem Legal 500 2015
    Has a superb wealth of knowledge Legal 500 2015
    Reliable Legal 500 2013