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. He acts for both landlords and tenants in public and private cases, and accepts instructions in cases involving:

  • possession proceedings;
  • anti-social behaviour;
  • disrepair;
  • homelessness;
  • unlawful eviction;
  • trespass;
  • committals; and
  • all types of injunctions.

“You have shown an in-depth understanding of our client’s position, shown expert understanding of housing law, including up to date legislation, and prepared a thorough document which will be central to our case.

You have also gone above and beyond by providing further advice on suggested next steps we undertake.”

– Sarah Robinson from Yorkshire Legal

Examples of Cases

  • Yorkshire Housing Limited v Michael Quill – successfully defended a tenant in relation to an application for committal. Secured the suspension of an order for possession on terms.
  • Broadacres Housing Association v Michael Deane – negotiated a settlement on behalf of a severely disabled client who was prohibited from entering his home as a result of an interim injunction following various allegations.
  • The Council of the City of York v Diane Scargill – represented a defendant over a number of hearings accused of hoarding.
  • Mark Thompson v Sahra Ibrahim Maxmuud – appeared on behalf of the landlord and secured possession of the property and costs.
  • Craig Roberts v Shahzad Afzal – obtained damages in a claim for unlawful eviction (including £1,000 in exemplary damages) and costs on behalf of the claimant.
  • Sarabjit Singh Bhalla v Danny Spink – acted on behalf of a landlord and negotiated possession of the property within two weeks at the door of court.
  • The Council of the City of York v Wendy Smith, Robert Price (Snr), Robert Price (Jnr) and George Price – negotiated a favourable outcome for a family of travellers in respect of committal proceedings.
  • David Truman v Scarborough Borough Council – Section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeal (ongoing)

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 2135254

 

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 2135254

 

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 2135254