Press Release – Monday 5th December 2022

It is with great sadness that Machins Solicitors announces the death of its Managing Partner, Mark Pelopida.

Mark died unexpectedly after a short illness on Friday 2nd December 2022.  He was 57 years old.

For the immediate future, Kathryn Ainsworth will assume the role of Managing Partner.  Kathryn is Head of the Family Department and is also the firm’s Head of Legal Practice.  She has been a senior partner in Machins for 10 years.

She says, “We are devastated to announce the news of Mark’s death.  He was an inspirational leader, a great colleague and a friend to us all. He will be sadly missed across the business and within the local community as a whole” 

There will be a book of condolences open at the Luton and Berkhamsted offices for anyone who wishes to pay their respects. You can also do this online –

Notes to Editors

  1. The Luton office is located at 28 Dunstable Road, Luton LU1 1DY.  The Berkhamsted office is located at 295-299 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1AJ.
  2. Machins Solicitors LLP have offices in Luton and Berkhamsted. We are one of the leading law firms in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and recognise the need to establish a proper relationship with our clients which allows us to understand individual requirements and to give effective practical advice in a pragmatic, cost effective way.  We provide specialist advice and assistance both for businesses and individuals.
  3. For further information, please contact Abi Palmer on 01582 514000 or [email protected]

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