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Christopher Machin

Year of call:
BA (Hons) History – The University of Bristol, 2.1
PGCE (Fast Track) – Edge Hill University
GDL – Manchester Metropolitan University, Distinction
BPTC – Manchester Metropolitan University, Outstanding
Lincoln’s Inn
The North Eastern Circuit
Lord Denning Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
Buchanan Prize – Lincoln’s Inn
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 prosecutes and defends and has experience in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. Christopher also accepts instructions in the Youth Court, and having been a teacher previously, he is ideally placed to deal with young people and can quickly build a rapport with them.

‘We have been happy with how he approaches cases and his ability to see the bigger picture. Chris has built a good rapport with members of the firm and the clients he has represented. The work he has done for us has been impressive.’ (Michael Culshaw & Co.)

‘Christopher Machin is an exceptionally thorough and reliable counsel, who combines his legal expertise with the aim to deliver the best results for firms and clients alike. His in-depth understanding of legal procedure and up-to-date knowledge of case law on various matters, such as driving offences, underpin his methodical approach to solving legal problems. We highly recommend Christopher Machin’s services.’ (MB Law Ltd Solicitors)

Examples of Cases

  • R v Mark Gostellow – secured a conditional discharge for a defendant charged with 10 offences, including resisting arresting, several assaults and dangerous dog attacks.
  • R v Scott Ford – made a successful submission of no case to answer in relation to a defendant accused of theft.
  • R v Nick Hallam – secured the acquittal of a defendant facing an allegation of domestic violence following a trial where the complainant gave evidence supported by an independent witness.
  • R v Mavis Foye – dealt with a sentence following a guilty plea in a death by careless driving case.
  • R v Samuel Grigg – appeared on behalf of the Crown in an appeal against a conviction for stalking. Appeal dismissed. Dealt with sentencing in relation to this and seven other offences by way of an order under s.37 MHA 1983.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253