12 reviews (2/5) and information for Machins Solicitors LLP, Luton
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28 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1DY
Languages spoken Cantonese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi
Size of firm 33 solicitors
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Legal services at this branch
- Benefits and allowances
- Clinical negligence
- Commercial litigation
- Commercial property
- Company and commercial
- Conveyancing - residential
- Corporate finance
- Crime - general
- Debt and bankruptcy - personal
- Debt recovery
- Family - general
- Family - mediation
- Information Technology
- Insolvency and restructuring - business
- Intellectual property
- Landlord and tenant - residential
- Licensing gaming and betting
- Litigation - general
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Neighbour disputes
- Personal injury
- Private client - Probate
- Private client - trusts
- Private client - Wills
- Professional negligence
General Legal advice
23/09/21 - Reviewed by Mark Shields
Holly Baker was brilliant, professional, knowledgable and highly competent when handling a long winded legal case for me. I found you could really trust her, she was supportive and very effective at getting the job done. I highly recommend her
23/09/21 - Reviewed by Happy Chappie
I can only speak for Mark Pelopida who handled a commercial transaction for us but he was excellent. Reasonable rates. Very responsive and speaks in plain English.
General Legal advice
15/08/21 - Reviewed by Daylight crime at its finest!
This service is poor, in the end I didn't bother with them.
I am appalled and surprised they are still allowed to practice! what should have taken no longer than 2 weeks had actually taken 5 months.
Because of the carelessness of this cowardly law firm, everybody knows my address and had access to a matter which was discussed in confidence. I've had dead rats left in my walk way and my mail box comprimised.
This law firm deserves a strike against their business for breach of GDPR!
01/04/21 - Reviewed by ReeceXXXX
Another solicitor firm that leech off the legal aid system that is there to protect children . Child has been self harming and has been abused under the appointed care of machins Disgusting how they have allowed my child to be abused and very unprofessional . Legal aid vultures!!!
15/08/20 - Reviewed by Annoymous
In a nutshell. Avoid at all cost!!!!!
Save your money and find S better solicitors
Misleading, lack of knowledge in law, only interested in money
These guys needs to go back to law school !!!!
Stay away !!!!!
General Legal advice
22/08/18 - Reviewed by Anonymous
Elizabeth Oldham was misleading from the beginning. Led us to believe that the hearing was a formality. In fact as soon as she had our cooperation and money revealed to us that a care order would be made against our children. She gave the impression through out that she was biased in favour of the local authority and in fact it was the local authority she was working for. She tried every trick in the book to mislead us and rip us off for as much money as she could. When I spoke to her assistant I was told to mind my own business when I wanted to know about the case progression almost immediately after I had paid them Â£2000.00 to get on with job. What this woman
30/05/18 - Reviewed by Dariunas
Our first house purchase went through Machins after they were recommended to us by our agents, Indigo. The degree of negative surprises me. Our account was handled by Eugene Pritchard and they did a fine job. As buyers, the hold up was more on us securing our mortgage. I've generally had positive experiences with Machins and always appreciated their transparency on work and potential costing.
04/04/18 - Reviewed by Anonymous
If a could give this firm a minus rating i would what an appalling service. Would never use this company of my own free choice but third party solicitors. What should have taken 6 weeks for a simple sale has now taken just short of 7 months.
They ignore phone calls and emails for days and simple queries take weeks to process.
I would never recommend this company of solicitors to do any conveyancing matter they just don`t care.
16/08/16 - Reviewed by A
Machins are acting on behalf of the purchaser of my property. DO NOT USE THEM!!!!
They are slow, unprofessional and don't care.
Things get left for weeks, for no apparent reason.
It's law firms like this that give the industry a bad name. They clearly take on amounts of work they can't cope with and peoples lives are messed about. But why should they care, and they don't!
At least if people were kept informed then you would feel better.
DONT GO NEAR if you want something done swiftly and professionally.
09/01/18 - Response by Yorkie
Exactly the same happening here.
It is unbelievable how slow they are if you buyer using this solicitor do not take your house off the market un till contracts have been exchanged you have been warned.
19/02/16 - Reviewed by HSA
Machins of Luton were involved in a 3rd party capacity dealing with a simple, straightforward Lease query.
Due to Machins, I have lost over Â£10,000 due to them taking over 1 year to deal with a query. This query has still not been resolved by them. I have never heard of Machins previously, and would urge everyone to find an alternative firm. As well as showing incompetence, they are rude, they have no urgency and most certainly do not care of the financial impact their delays have on others. I strongly recommend you stay away from Machins. I am only giving you my personal experience and opinion.
19/02/16 - Response by RS
I had a similar experience with this company regarding a sale of a property
04/08/21 - Response by Anonymous
It took us 6 months to buy an empty property with no mortgage involved when Machins were acting for the seller. Machins never even returned a single call from our estate agent! Utterly exasperating for everyone including the seller as Machines demonstrated a couldn't care less attitude and appeared to make very little effort to carry out their work in a timely manner.
General Legal advice
25/03/13 - Reviewed by Anonymous
Very unprofessional, did not return calls for weeks, in fact on one occasion while negotiating with another party they did not return the call for over 3 months, i had to contact the other party myself, the party had not heard a thing.
When the deal was finished they were very quick to ask for payment and then make a threat of court action if i did not pay within 14 days as i was questioning them on what they actually did for the money.
The price they charged was fair if they had done the job right.
But frankly i would put them in charge of doing my shoe laces up.
31/10/11 - Reviewed by K
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Mrs Oldham and her secretary for their exceptional attention to detail in this obviously very personal and difficult matter for me.
The calm, cool and collected way in which they both dealt with my matter was invaluable to me and is greatly appreciated.
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