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. He accepts instructions from claimants and defendants across all areas of personal injury work, including:

  • road traffic litigation;
  • public liability claims;
  • employers’ liability cases;
  • travel sickness cases;
  • occupiers’ liability claims;
  • industrial disease matters;
  • claims arising out of assaults and batteries;
  • professional negligence claims; and
  • credit hire.

His practice involves:

  • advising in person and in writing;
  • drafting all types of pleadings;
  • attending all types of interim hearings;
  • multi-track, fast track and small claims track trials and disposal hearings;
  • MOJ Stage 3 hearings; and
  • infant approval hearings.

Examples of Cases

  • Bryn Austin v Jet2holidays Limited – successfully represented the claimant in a travel sickness claim.
  • Mavis Smart v Walsall Community Transport Limited – represented the Defendant in a road traffic accident claim. Case dismissed.
  • Daud Mushtaq v Boston Van Hire – successfully represented the claimant and overcame an allegation of fundamental dishonesty.
  • Marie Lidster v Jasmine Holt and Dorothy Sewell – represented the Claimant in a PI claim arising from a battery. Secured damages, costs and Part 36 consequences after a trial.
  • Malcolm Exley v Nu-Phalt Limited – negotiated the settlement of a multi-track case on behalf of the Claimant.
  • Susan Moore v Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust – employer’s liability case (ongoing) following an attack by an in-patient.

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