What is the legal position regarding who can take a child abroad? If you already have a Court Order in place setting out the arrangements for the school holidays, ensure these are followed to ensure both parents and the children know where they stand. Whilst the agreement of the other parent is not needed if
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.Mark Pelopida has a wealth of experience that he can draw upon to make transactions run more smoothly. He takes a very realistic commercial view and is not afraid to give the right advice even when it is difficult to hear. He is always available and worked well into the evenings and at weekends to make sure our transaction succeeded.Legal 500 2022Without your expertise and professionalism we couldn’t have achieved such a positive result.
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
Latest news by Mark Pelopida
Changes to divorce law will come into effect from 6 April. The government is also introducing a new online service to help couples adapt to the changes. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 reforms the legal requirements and process for divorce. The act aims to reduce the potential for conflict amongst divorcing couples by
Machins Solicitors has achieved seven practice area recommendations in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK including one Top Tier ranking in the area of family law for the third year running. Among the areas of expertise in which the firm is regarded includes corporate and commercial, employment and family as well as dispute resolution,
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
Leading multi-practice law firm, Machins Solicitors, is delighted to announce the launch of their redesigned website alongside a new brand identity and logo. The new site features responsive design, optimised functionality and improved navigation allowing each visitor easy access to comprehensive information about their range of legal services. In addition, Machins has taken the opportunity
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
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