Tel: 01582 514330
Specialist Practice Areas
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Distribution and Agency Agreements
- Competition Law
- Aviation Law
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 and has been rated by the Legal 500 (see below). Mark is currently working closely with David Baggott in developing the Aviation practice area.
Mark enjoys spending his free time with his family and when allowed watches Spurs play football, Wales play rugby and in an occasional moment of madness plays tennis very badly.
"Machins Solicitors LLP's 'excellent' team is led by the 'outstanding' Mark Pelopida, and includes the experience of Jon Alvarez, Simon Porter and consultant David Baggott, an aviation expert. The practice acted on transactions in the social media, techonology and travel sectors". Legal 500 2105
"Head of department Mark Pelopida has ‘extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of corporate law". Legal 500 2014
"We 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 Limited
“SKF (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”. Sharon L Smith - Managing Director
“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”. Barbara Dawson- Renault Trucks UK Limited