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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 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

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