Machins Solicitors LLP handles a range of contentious matters, including partnership and property disputes, insolvency litigation, and disputes arising from breach of fiduciary duty. Neil O'Callaghan heads the team, which recently acted for the defendant in a multi-party High Court bankruptcy claim. Other recent work includes acting in a High Court claim for damages in excess of £1.6m relating to faulty products connected to the oil industry, and successfully defending a client against claims for damages arising from allegations of harassment.
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Neil O'Callaghan has 'excellent communication skills' and 'a great wealth of experience to draw upon'.
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Neil O'Callaghan leads a very strong team of commercial litigators who punch above their weight. Always a pleasure to deal with and great with clients for whom they go above and beyond in securing good commercial resolutions to disputes.
Legal 500 2022
I take this opportunity to thank you and Janice for the sterling work your team has carried out on our behalf and achieved excellent results.
I'd like to thank you for your excellent services and the professional manner in which you handled this matter.
Assistant Manager, Haines Watts
Exemplary professionalism
We have just finished using Neil and team at Machins Solicitors for a business related legal matter - we found them to be extremely efficient, thorough and helpful. We would definitely recommend their services.
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About Neil

Neil heads up the Dispute Resolution team and has substantial experience as a litigator dealing with a vast array of commercial disputes. He has a broad commercial practice covering contractual disputes, director and shareholder disputes, joint venture and partnership disputes, professional negligence, corporate and personal insolvency, and aviation disputes.

Neil is commended by clients for being “user-friendly, down-to-earth and commercial”. His stellar reputation as a seasoned litigator has resulted in frequent instructions from numerous insolvency practitioners, accountancy firms, and other law firms.

Neil regularly deals with cases in the County Court, different divisions of the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Over the years, Neil has built up a vast amount of experience in many different areas of law which he now uses for his clients’ benefit to gain early and commercial settlements where appropriate. He provides pragmatic, commercially sensible advice to provide added value to clients

Specialist practice areas

  • Commercial litigation and mediation
  • Professional negligence
  • Corporate and personal insolvency litigation
  • Aviation litigation
  • Shareholder disputes

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More than 1,400 firms close as insolvency figures soar

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More than 1,400 firms ceased trading in September as insolvency figures reached their highest level since March 2020. Finance experts fear there is worse to come as the furlough scheme and other government support for businesses come to an end. Some of the smaller energy suppliers were among the 1,446 companies to go bust in

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