Testimonials

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.
Legal 500
Neil O'Callaghan has 'excellent communication skills' and 'a great wealth of experience to draw upon'.
Legal 500
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

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

Latest news by Neil O’Callaghan

Machins Solicitors recognised in Legal 500 2022 rankings

By Machins News

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,

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