The aircraft manufacturer de Haviland has been awarded $42m damages in a claim for breach of a purchase agreement for the sale of 25 planes. The issue arose after the customer SpiceJet had difficulty finding finance for the deal. The agreement was therefore amended by a change order so that the Scheduled Delivery Months for
Qualified as a Solicitor in 1991. Mark joined Machins in 1996. He is now Managing Partner as well as heading up Machins’ Company Commercial team.
Mark enjoys a close working relationship with many of his key clients which include many large organisations with whom he has developed an outsourced in house lawyer approach and is regularly highly rated by clients in the Legal 500.
Approach to work
“I recognise that good communication is the key to a good working relationship with clients and other professionals. I have always instilled this ethos in my team and encourage them to get to fully understand their client’s key objectives.”
Specialist practice areas
- Sales Mergers and Acquisitions
- Commercial Contracts
- Aviation Law
TestimonialsHead of department Mark Pelopida has ‘extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of corporate law.Legal 500We have been clients of Machins for over 40 years and have always found them to be approachable and professional in all matters. It is a pleasure to work with them and we would be happy to recommend them to others.Vicky Trumper - Neville Trust LimitedSKF (U.K.) Limited have had a relationship with Machins spanning over 50 years. Many years ago, I was thrown in the deep end in respect of performing the company's legal work. At that time Mark Pelopida acted as advisor and mentor bringing my own knowledge up to a very good standard. Since then Mark is always on hand to deal with any problems we have, many of which are handled with a telephone conversation. Mark has taken the time to gain knowledge about our business which ensures that the work done is relevant and professional. The service received is second to none, extremely quick and efficient. He has a competent and helpful team.Working with the team at Machins is like working with your in-house colleagues. They ensure they understand your business; can talk like one of your team; deliver pragmatic advice; but the plus side for me is that they don’t send me legalese documents which I then have to re-write. What I get is documentation I can use with little or no modifications to sound like it has come from within house and someone who can cry, laugh, and commiserate with me but still help get to the end result. Just can’t believe it has been over 10 years since I started to use them.
Latest news by Mark Pelopida
As we enter into the New Year with a new Covid variant leading to increasing social restrictions and rising case numbers and sadly deaths, it is tempting to be drawn into the cycle of despondency that confronts us all as soon as we open a paper or watch the news or click on social media.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement about a further national lockdown beginning on Thursday 5th November, we wanted to reassure you about how we will continue to provide you with the advice and support you need during this time. Throughout the pandemic our top priority has always been the health and safety of our staff, clients
Machins Solicitors has achieved eight practice area recommendations in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK including one Top Tier ranking in the area of family law for the second year running. Among the areas of expertise in which the firm is regarded includes corporate and commercial, employment and family as well, dispute resolution, private
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mandip Bhachu as a Partner into our expanding family and matrimonial law practice. Mandip, who has joined the firm’s Luton office, brings with her a wealth of expertise in all aspects of family law with particular focus on divorce, high net worth and complex financial and children
PRESS RELEASE Bedfordshire law firm confirms new office relocation from 2nd January 2019 Machins Solicitors LLP, one of Luton’s most established law firms, has moved from its Victoria Street office, to new offices on Dunstable Road, Luton. The relocation is a result of continued growth over recent years increasing the staff based at the current