Press Release – Tuesday 13th July 2021 Machins Solicitors is pleased to announce the appointment of Omayami Mac-Jaja as a solicitor in its new Immigration Law department. Omayemi, who will be joining the firm’s Luton office, brings considerable expertise in all aspects of immigration law for both individuals and organisations. With 10 years’ experience, Omayemi
Holly joined Machins 2016 and qualified as a solicitor in 2018. She quickly established a reputation for her attention to detail and dedication to building strong relationships with clients.
She studied law at the University of Leicester and completed her Legal Practice Course in Cambridge achieving a distinction.
Since qualification Holly has continued to provide an exceptional level of client care whilst displaying a detailed knowledge of law, especially in commercial and property disputes.
Holly deals with all aspects of dispute resolution and has recently worked on cases involving emergency High Court injunctions, complex cohabitation disputes, substantial claims concerning defective products in the oil and gas industry, disputes as to parties’ identities and disputes concerning share purchase agreements.
Specialist practice areas
- Commercial disputes including breach of contract and company, director, shareholder and partnership disputes (40%)
- Co-ownership disputes (often between former cohabitees) (30%)
- Landlord/Tenant disputes (30%)
- Property and neighbour disputes
- Debt recovery
TestimonialsHolly Baker has a detailed knowledge of the law and her attention to detail is excellent. I would definitely recommend her and use her again if needed.Legal 500 2021Holly Baker is a strong performer. She is extremely thorough, and she anticipates what is needed, and has done it before it is asked. I really valued her calm efficiency. She gets the line between authoritative and accessible exactly right.Legal 500 2021Having worked with Holly Baker for the best part of two years, I have found her to be most helpful and considerate in her handling of a particularly complicated dispute. Her attention to detail and knowledge of company law is to be commended. The case is ongoing with a satisfactory conclusion anticipated and I have no hesitation in recommending her services to others in the future.Our company retained Holly for advice with a difficult case involving our partners. She is excellent in responding to emails and calls and gives clear, constructive advice. I would definitely recommend her and use her again if required.It’s been a long couple of years but thanks to Holly and the team at Machins I can finally move on with my life. They have been professional, patient, and supportive through a very difficult time with an extremely complex case.
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An investor has been granted freezing orders against a father and son who ran a company that was allegedly operating a Ponzi scheme. The investor said that he had provided £700,000 to the company after being promised returns of 3% and guaranteed access to his capital on 28 days’ notice. He maintained that he had
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