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Christopher Machin

Year of call:
2017
Education:
2001
BA (Hons) History – The University of Bristol, 2.1
2004
PGCE (Fast Track) – Edge Hill University
2016
GDL – Manchester Metropolitan University, Distinction
2017
BPTC – Manchester Metropolitan University, Outstanding
Memberships:
Lincoln’s Inn
The North Eastern Circuit
Awards:
2016
Lord Denning Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
2017
Buchanan Prize – Lincoln’s Inn
2017
Dean’s List Award for highest academic grade (family law) – Manchester Metropolitan University
Dean’s List Award for highest academic grade (opinion writing) – Manchester Metropolitan University
Languages:
French (conversational)

Christopher is known for his detailed case analysis, client-focused approach and thorough cross-examination skills. Christopher accepts instructions in all areas of commercial, chancery and property work. In addition, he is an ADR-ODR International accredited civil/commercial mediator.

Examples of Cases

  • Hannah Goy v Karen Burgess – represented the Defendant in a claim following the break up of a business relationship. Reduced the claim in damages from nearly £7,000 to £564 and secured punitive costs consequences due to the Claimant’s unreasonable conduct.
  • Stephen Winbolt v Philip Smith – secured a strike out and costs for the Defendant in a claim relating to a loan of £4,000.
  • Robert Newman v Mark Hawksworth, AKA Alan Hawksworth, T/A Millennium Motor Company – acted for the Defendant and settled a claim at the door of court on favourable terms.
  • BT v Virgin Media – successfully defended a claim under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.
  • Nunburnholme Leisure Limited v Matthew Clark Wholesale Limited – advised on an application to set aside default judgment, restitutionary relief and settlement.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246