The Knights’ Trail Visits Sills & Betteridge

The Knights’ Trail Visits Sills & Betteridge In the run up to the 2017 Knights’ Trail our Aquis House offices will be home to a Baron and Knight. Come and visit them in our office until Friday, when they will be moving on in preparation for the trail. Sills & Betteridge partner John Mitchell said: “We are delighted to have the Baron and the Knight in our reception for a fortnight. We are very grateful to Rob Applewhite from Lincs Archiving for arranging for them to be with us. Sills very much wanted to take part in the celebrations of the 800th Anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the Sealing of…

Notts Legal Eagles Soar in the Derbyshire Dales

Notts Legal Eagles Soar in the Derbyshire Dales Clients and guests from the Nottingham office of law firm Sills & Betteridge took to the Derbyshire Dales recently to network and understand more about each other’s businesses. The event was organised by Brackenbury’s Britain, a company founded in 2014 by Richard Brackenbury, of law firm Fraser Brown, which offers corporate days out, guided walks and tours. The group covered a 7 mile walk which took in the sights of Rowsley Mill, Stanton Moor and the villages of Birchover and Stanton in the Peak. Sills & Betteridge established an office in Nottingham in 2013 following their merger with MacLaren Britton which is…

Victoria Catherine Lyon Foundation

Rachel Maclean, Partner in the family law team at Sills & Betteridge LLP and Chair of the Victoria Catherine Lyon Foundation attended the charity’s recent fundraising Ball (Feb 25th) and is delighted to announce that over £31,000 was raised. “The evening was a huge success, we all had an amazing time and could not believe people’s kindness and generosity for Victoria’s foundation.” Victoria, a former national rowing champion, sustained brain injury in a car accident in November 2015, and with her family, she has since devoted a lot of time and energy fundraising to help provide support for children and their families on the Brain Injury Unit at Nottingham Children’s…

Sills & Betteridge LLP awarded Festival of Learning Certificate of Achievement by CILEx Law School

Sills & Betteridge LLP awarded Festival of Learning Certificate of Achievement by CILEx Law School Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships, awarded a Festival of Learning Certificate of Achievement to Sills & Betteridge LLP at its offices in Lincoln on Thursday 5 January 2017. CILEx Law School has been delivering legal training by distance learning to employees at the Lincolnshire-based law firm Sills & Betteridge LLP for many years.  Twelve students are currently enrolled on courses for qualifications set by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). Sills & Betteridge LLP has used CILEx training delivered by distance learning to develop and retain excellent members of staff, overcoming some…

New Head of Skegness Commercial Law Department

New Head of Skegness Commercial Law Department County law firm Sills & Betteridge have recently announced plans for their Skegness commercial law department, following their first year post merger with Frearsons Solicitors. The plans coincide with the retirement of former Frearsons Managing Partner Colin Seymour. Senior Partner Andrew Payne “We are delighted to say that Wendy Spalding-Siracusa will now head up the commercial team in Skegness. Whilst Wendy has been based primarily at the firm’s Lincoln office since she joined us, she has become very familiar with the Skegness area, having worked with many local residential and commercial investors, business owners, developers and farmers. I believe this makes her the…

Boston Office Welcomes Bright Young Lawyer

Boston Office Welcomes Bright Young Lawyer The Boston office of Sills & Betteridge Solicitors welcomes a bright young lawyer to its family team. Lindsay Tasker brings with her a wealth of experience in criminal defence and family work, and has a special interest in child cases including disputes between family members and where there is local authority involvement,  and domestic abuse, having worked very closely for many years with the charity Women’s Aid. Lindsay, originally from Lincolnshire, studied Law at the University of Nottingham, and the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School before moving to Wales in 2004 and qualifying as a solicitor in 2007. She joins Sills &…

New Medical Negligence Partner Appointed

The firm is delighted to announce the recent appointment of a new Partner to their Medical Negligence department. Louise Bush, who qualified as a Solicitor in 1998, has worked exclusively assisting injured persons with claims since that time.  Although Louise trained in Manchester, she relocated to Lincolnshire in 2002, initially joining the Personal Injury department of another Lincoln firm.  In 2009, she moved to specialise in Medical Negligence work, and joins us from Bridge McFarland where she was a Partner and Head of their Medical Negligence team in Lincoln. Stephen Wilson, Head of Sills & Betteridge Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Department said ‘Louise is a very welcome addition to the…

Priory Student

Pictured (left) Sarah Collins, ready to go to University on her new bicycle, presented by Rachel MacLean of Sills & Betteridge LLP (right). A Priory City of Lincoln Academy schoolgirl has recently accepted a place at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford to read Law (Jurisprudence). Sarah Collins achieved top grades at A Level, A*A*A, and is the first student from the Priory City of Lincoln Academy in a generation to receive an offer of a place from Oxford or Cambridge. In 2013 Sarah won a place on the highly coveted Career Academy Programme, now called Career Ready – a national programme offering practical learning to help young people develop…

Sills & Betteridge support LCMS

Sills & Betteridge Solicitors Charity Committee are delighted to support Lincolnshire Counselling & Mediation Service with a donation of £300. LCMS of Beaumont Fee Lincoln, is a professional counselling and mediation service located in the centre of Lincoln and is funded primarily by donations from their clients and grant funding. Their professionally trained counsellors and mediators give their time free of charge. Tony Smith Chairman of LCMS Board of Trustees (pictured left) said, “It is an ongoing battle raising funds from events, grants and donations to ensure those in need can access professional help & support when they need it, so we are always grateful to receive any support from local businesses.…