David Martin enjoyed a career spanning 23 years as a tax lawyer within a large City Law Firm, latterly as Head of the Tax Department, before taking early retirement in 2002. During that time he advised both company and individual clients. He now lives a less pressurised life in Devon with his wife and two daughters and maintains an active interest in tax law.
He is a member of the Tax Law Review Committee of the Institute of Fiscal Studies, for which he was the co-author of two recently published papers. His publications for the centre include Tax Simplification (2005), Is the Flat Tax the Solution to our Problems (2005) and Benefit Simplification (2009).