What makes us different?

We strive for excellence, taking the time to get to know you, your business and your industry. For Machins it’s personal, so we invest our time and energy to build strong, personal relationships to work with you and find the right legal solution.

Delivering excellent legal advice for all our clients across a full range of services is at the heart of everything we do. In a constantly changing world, Machins Solicitors is firmly placed to understand you and your business. Our strength lies in our people and our values ensure that integrity and trust are core to ensuring that our clients receive the best possible outcome.

Machins is a fantastic firm! Staff are very knowledgeable in their specialist area. They often go above and beyond, always make time to listen to clients and are professional throughout. I would recommend Machins to all my friends and family. Thank you for everything!
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Very good. Info always straight to the point
Machins Solicitors are amazing people to work with and they give 100% to the work they provide for their clients. I would recommend them and will definitely use them again.
JUST BRILLIANT! If you want top quality legal advise go to Machins Solicitors
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As a couple not used to having the need to seek legal support, I can wholeheartedly say that we have been delighted with the advice, guidance and care offered by the staff of Machins. They helped us navigate a very challenging and difficult legal case with great sensitivity, allied with an honest and straight-talking assessment of how best we should proceed. Now all is concluded, we remain very grateful for their help.
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I guess the key strength of Machins is that it is partner-led. And this is reflected in the quality of advice and professional approach consistent with their approach.
Legal 500 2023
Machins are a firm who you genuinely feel are committed to providing quality service to their clients.
Legal 500 2023
There are specialists in many different areas of law, so my needs are always met under one roof. I use Machins for all my business and personal legal advice.
Legal 500 2023

Legal services for you

Within the individual services sector, Machins Solicitors have niches in family and child care issues as well as property issues and wills trusts and probate.

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Our practice areas cover an extensive range of legal services from company and corporate law, employment law and commercial property law through to dispute resolution and debt recovery services.

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Read our latest news and legal updates across all our different services.

Child arrangements for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a special day to be enjoyed with children and family however unfortunately the day can be difficult for some fathers who are unable to spend the day with their child. Whilst it is hoped that most separated parents would be able to agree the arrangements for special dates such as Father’s/Mother’s Day,

Changes in the Family Procedure Rules steer parties away from the court room and towards non-court dispute resolution.   

From 29th April 2024, there are significant changes to the Family Procedure Rules, promoting the court’s powers to encourage parties to attend non-court dispute resolution at every stage in proceedings, for matters involving children and/or a financial dispute.     The court will require parties to file and serve Form FM5, setting out their views on

Successful application for termination of Parental Responsibility

Termination of Parental Responsibility is rarely made by the Court and only ever in exceptional circumstances. Following a recent private family law case acting for a mother who successfully obtained a termination of Parental Responsibility order to end the father’s Parental Responsibility, we asked Laura Martin-Read, Senior Associate Solicitor to explain what Parental Responsibility is

Spring Budget – Key highlights for businesses

Jeremy Hunt delivered his Spring Budget on 6 March, and it will probably be his last major fiscal announcement ahead of this year’s anticipated general election. With a focus on reducing tax for the working population and helping parents, there were several announcements in the Budget that affect businesses and employees which I consider and

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Everything explained so that I understood. No question to silly to answer. Kept me updated at all times. Felt totally supported .

A very good and straight forward firm which tell you as it is. My case was complex in the extreme and I genuinely felt that they really understood the nuances. At the start we discussed the desired out come and what might be achievable. The outcome was absolutely in line which was actually achievable and exactly that which was desired. Though out the case, I always was kept abreast of developments and felt that they were on my side.

I have used this solicitors several times for other non dispute related reasons. I have always had a good experience with them, and had high hopes. I had a wonderful and friendly legal team, who helped me secure a positive outcome. 10/10 would recommend to all.

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Subject matter experts and support team across all legal needs – no need to look anywhere for a comprehensive legal service offering. Whole team are outcome driven.

Perfect service, very professional service have used them for years. I would highly recommend them.

Very satisfied. I would definitely recommend for a very professional service.

I have used Machins for both business and personal work for more than two decades, and would not go anywhere else for legal advice or work.

I have found that the team’s compassion, dedication to their clients, professionalism, warmth and empathy are really what sets them apart from other firms I have worked with combined with a no-nonsense attitude they really make their clients feel valued and get exceptional results.

Machins is truly consistent in offering the highest level legal work, with a combination of humanity, discretion and professionalism I have not encountered anywhere else.

I cannot tell you how lucky I feel in dealing with professional people with such high moral standards and impeccable business practice. It has been an absolute pleasure in dealing with you, even though my personal circumstances were somewhat difficult, you at least made it bearable, which is indeed an immense skill.

Machins Solicitors have a raft of expertise to call upon when dealing with either corporate matters or personal affairs. They communicate efficiently and are so personable, explaining complex issues in layman’s terms, providing the confidence you need to make the right decisions. I would highly recommend Machins.

Machins has a broad breadth of capabilities due to its many knowledgeable and experienced staff. The way they conduct their business, (professional, polite, timely, etc.), the responsiveness, and the ability to communicate in plain English provides a unique experience.

Machins Solicitors have a phenomenally professional approach, their service is expedient and diligent. Their key capability is being able to provide a high quality service whilst doing so in an approachable and flexible manner.

Machins are very responsive, approachable solicitors and provide clear concise responses to our queries. They always provide what we need in good time and area a pleasure to work with.

The team as a whole are always on hand to help with all legal needs, treating every issues with the care and attention you would hope a member of your own team would do so. Taking time to respond out of hours as well, if putting your mind at ease helps the cause.

I have known them for years and have always found them a highly respectful, competent and pleasant firm.

A very helpful firm of solicitors

Extremely professional and understanding of the situation. No Fuss approach and quick reaction to issues. All process explained fully and easy to understand. Great value with each stage explained

Worked with Machins for two years now, and I have always a great experience from them. Couldn’t recommend them enough.

They are a professional practice that I have dealt with for many years. I would be happy to work with them again in the future.

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