Sills & Betteridge Battles Management Buy Out Lincoln

Management Buy-Out (MBO) of 185 year old animal and equestrian business

One of the UK’s most established and leading providers of animal health, equestrian and pet care brands has been sold in a management buy-out for an undisclosed sum in a deal advised by Sills & Betteridge Corporate Partner, Martin Walsh. Battle, Hayward & Bower Limited, which is based in Lincoln, stocks over 12,000 products which it sells to distributors and retailers throughout the UK. It also manufactures and exports to over 40 countries across the world and has a range of own label brands such as Aintree, Battles, Battles Poultry, Companion, Dermoline, Hy, Hydrophane, Lincoln, Super Codlivine and Wendals. The company was founded in 1832, when it first started manufacturing…

Andrew Payne - Senior Partner at Sills & Betteridge Solicitors

Sills & Betteridge LLP shares best practice alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in The Parliamentary Review

East Midlands law firm, Sills & Betteridge LLP appears alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in The Parliamentary Review – a series of documents published by Westminster Publications Ltd with the aim of sharing knowledge and raising standards. Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry in 2010, The Parliamentary Review’s release is now a key fixture in the political calendar. Sills & Betteridge LLP features alongside the Prime Minister and a small number of outstanding organisations in a document that looks back on the year in the legal sector and Westminster. The main aim of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public…

Continued Support to Age UK

In 2017, Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire celebrated its 75th anniversary and approached Sills & Betteridge asking us to support their “Trees of Life” campaign. The campaign set out to raise £75,000 to plant 750 trees in locations across Nottingham.  The aim was to create a lasting legacy for the city and county by planting trees to benefit the local environment and to continue supporting local older people through tree sponsorship. Sills & Betteridge has sponsored the planting of two saplings which were recently planted within a copse of 250 trees within Cotgrave Country Park. Commenting on behalf of Sills & Betteridge, Nottingham office Partner Stephen Britton said, “Planting a…

50 years in the legal profession

Richard Tinn, qualified on 13 November 1967 – a year highlighted by many events. It was the height of the Vietnam war, BBC Radio Leicester became the first of eight local radio stations to broadcast in VHF, Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb survived the Hither Green Rail crash and Paul Newman starred in the release of the hit film, Cool Hand Luke…. As he prepares to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a legal adviser, Richard, now a partner with East Midlands law firm Sills & Betteridge, reflects on his career and the changes that have taken place within the profession. “I commenced my articles on the 13th November 1967 with Grocock…

What you need to consider when thinking about selling your business

If you are an entrepreneur who has set up your own business then at some point, even if it is many years down the line, you are going to need an exit strategy. Usually, this comes about because of one of four key reasons: retirement, ill health, to make money, or to protect your financial future. Generally, the exit strategy is selling the business, which is often a huge milestone in the life of the business owner, as they have invested many years of hard work into growing and developing the business. Because of the magnitude of this decision, it is important that you get all aspects of selling the…

Team grows to reduce the time it takes to move house!

The Residential Conveyancing Department at Sills & Betteridge Solicitors in Scunthorpe continues to grow with the recent appointment of two new team members. Jessica Shaw and Sally Fairless join the firm from other local Solicitor Practices to expand the team at Oswald Road. Jess, who has worked in conveyancing for 8 years, deals with residential property sales and purchases, remortgages, transfers of equity and Help to Buy transactions. Sally will assist Jess in all of these areas, deal with client enquiries and help to ensure the smooth running of the matter. Branch Manager Tiffany Smith is delighted to welcome Jess and Sally to her team. “We pride ourselves on our…

Lincoln Wills Trust & Probate Team Expands

Sills & Betteridge LLP Wills Trusts & Probate department in Lincoln continues to grow with two recent solicitor appointments.   Maz Dudley and Victoria Traves, both join from other Lincolnshire solicitors to expand the team at Aquis House on Clasketgate. They will both deal with estate planning matters including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Trusts, Inheritance Tax, Care Home Fee Planning, Probate and Estate Administration.   Maz is a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), members of which are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience. Both Maz and Victoria are Alzheimer’s Society ‘Dementia Friends’, which helps them to understand…

FOUR QUALIFY AS LEGAL ADVISERS USING DIFFERENT STUDY METHODS

FOUR QUALIFY AS LEGAL ADVISERS USING DIFFERENT STUDY METHODS   Four legal advisers from East Midlands law Firm Sills & Betteridge LLP have passed their final qualifications. Each has followed a different route to qualification, demonstrating that there are many ways to access a career in the legal profession, as long you know the routes and are prepared to study hard.   The four individuals are Calum Hanrahan, who is now a qualified solicitor specialising in immigration, Natalie Wright who has qualified as a solicitor specialising in wills, trusts and probate matters. Dominic Lee who has qualified as a solicitor and now specialises in family related work, and Jemma Burt…

HSBC Football Tournament Win

  Sills & Betteridge Solicitors in HSBC Football Tournament Win to benefit West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service In May 2017, a number of organisations selected by HSBC including customers, local solicitors and accountants competed in their annual charity football tournament at Sincil Bank. A team of Lincoln solicitors from Sills & Betteridge, ‘Sills Sabres’ emerged victorious beating Wright Vigar Accountants in the final on penalties. Funds raised by the tournament and HSBC’s generous fund matching totalled £1100 and Sills & Betteridge, as winners, were allowed to choose which charity should receive the money. Jenny Lowe of Sills & Betteridge explained why they chose the West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service. “WLDAS…