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,
Victoria joined Machins in January 2017 as a paralegal in the Private Client department. She qualified into our Private Family Law Team in July 2021.
Previously, she studied law at the University of Warwick and graduated in 2016 with a 2:1.
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Two children caught up in a parental dispute have been allowed by the High Court to choose to live with their mother in England. The children were aged 17 and 14. Their mother and father were Spanish nationals who had moved to the UK in 2004. The relationship had broken down and the father had
Cohabiting couples are to qualify for bereavement payments if one of them dies leaving dependent children. Previously, a surviving parent could only claim the financial support if they had been married or in a civil partnership at the time of their spouse or civil partner’s death. Under plans being drawn up by the government, Widowed
The introduction of no-fault divorces, which was due to take place this autumn, has been postponed until next year. The courts minister Chris Philp made the announcement in response to a parliamentary question. He said the provisions of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 must be put back because not enough progress had been
The Divorce, Dissolution, and Separation Act 2020 brings the biggest shakeup to the UK’s divorce laws in over 50 years. After years of campaigning for the implementation of no fault divorce, the act officially received Royal Assent in June 2020. Since then couples seeking a divorce, and family law practitioners have waited patiently for news
On the 8th March 2021, people from all around the globe will be celebrating the social, economic, and political achievements of women. This year is more significant than ever to celebrate the achievements of women all over the world. We’ve experienced a year of challenges and shown resilience in the face of adversity. To the
January 2021 marks the start of a new year, and I am delighted to embark on my final six months of life as a trainee solicitor, before qualifying – eeeeek! My previous seats have been private family, public family, company commercial/commercial property, and now I am back to private family where I hope to qualify