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…

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 &…