Christopher Machin

Year of call:



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


Lincoln’s Inn

The North Eastern Circuit


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


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

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207