Sleaford Commercial Law Team Welcomes Property Expert

County law firm Sills & Betteridge LLP has announced expansion of its Sleaford commercial law team, with the appointment of Raj Blackburn, a Partner specialising in commercial property. Raj joins Stephen Swift in the department and acts for a range of clients, from small local businesses to landed agents and national companies. She deals with the sale and purchase of freehold property including option agreements, overage (clawback) and planning matters. Raj has extensive knowledge of leasehold transactions whether granting or taking a new lease, assignments, variations or surrenders. Raj is committed to providing practical, commercial advice and a first class client service and will draw upon the breadth of expertise…

Regulatory Law Specialist Joins Sills & Betteridge

East Midlands law firm Sills & Betteridge has announced the appointment of Andrew Kerrigan, an associate solicitor with a specialism in regulatory and compliance law. The appointment is the first in a series of key new appointments aimed expanding Sills & Betteridge’s presence across the East Midlands region.   Andrew will be responsible for growing the provision of legal advice to small and medium sized businesses that have experienced a workplace incident or accident.   Covering the entire East Midlands region, which includes the firms nine offices located across Lincoln and Nottingham, he will provide guidance on how to respond to an incident and the necessary requirements involved in reporting…

Court of Appeal Departs from Equal Sharing Principle in Big Money Divorce

Court of Appeal Departs from Equal Sharing Principle in Big Money Divorce Equal division of assets following divorce has long been the general rule, but there are exceptions. In one case, the Court of Appeal decided in a ‘big money’ case that the brevity of a childless marriage, during which the husband and wife largely kept their finances separate, justified a departure from the norm. The primary source of the former couple’s wealth was £10.5 million in bonuses that the commodities trader wife had earned in just five years. Her rewards had enabled them to lead a lavish lifestyle and, towards the end of the marriage, the husband had taken…