Machins Solicitors been recommended as a Top-Tier firm in one practice area for the fifth year running and has been recommended in seven practice areas in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2024 edition.

Among the areas of expertise in which the firm is regarded includes family, corporate and commercial, employment as well as commercial litigation, private client, property litigation and commercial property. We are also delighted to announce property litigation and contentious probate have also been ranked for the first time in this year’s edition.

Kathryn Ainsworth, Head of the Private Family team, has been recognised in the ‘Hall of Fame’ list while Sarah Ashby from the Public Family Law team and Nicki Denton-Masih from the Private Client team, have once again been recognised in the ‘Next generation lawyers’ group. 

Holly Baker from the Property Litigation team and Benedict Smith from the Contentious Trusts and Probate team have both been listed as a ‘Rising Stars’.

A total of 19 lawyers are mentioned by name in Legal 500 UK commentary for their standout contribution to respective practices.

‘Covering all areas of Family Law, Machins have unrivalled expertise at all levels of seniority. Calm and measured, whilst fighting their clients’ corner with a level of commitment that is hard to match. They are courteous and professional. The family team have a great depth of experience and knowledge.’ Family, Legal 500 2024

The team has a strong litigation offering, which offers specialist advice. They are a thorough, outcome focused, highly skilled team, with a pragmatic approach to achieving results for their clients.’ Commercial Litigation, Legal 500 2024

These results and testimonials reinforce the position of Machins as a leading multi-practice law firm across the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire region.

Legal 500 UK is an independent directory of the leading law firms in the country, aimed at buyers of legal services.  To view the full rankings for Machins Solicitors, please visit

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