Nick Flatt - Family Law Solicitor Nottingham

Family law solicitor joins Sills & Betteridge

Sills & Betteridge is delighted to announce that Nick Flatt has joined the firm as a family law specialist. Nick qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and practices exclusively in Family Law. He will work primarily from our Nottingham office. He started his legal career with The Johnson Partnership and was a founder member of NFLA (as Family Law Group was then known).  Since then he has built an enviable reputation and won the respect of his peers by undertaking the majority of his own court work. He has a particular specialism dealing with cases in which children have suffered serious injuries and death and has successfully represented his clients…

Hollywood actor star guest at S&B sponsored charity ball

Hollywood star Samantha Morton was the star guest at the Nottingham Central Women’s Aid ball which was held at the Nottingham Council House. Sills & Betteridge has a close working relationship with NCWA and was one of the main sponsors of the event which was a key fundraiser for the Nottingham based woman’s domestic abuse charity. It was revealed that Samantha would be the first patron of the local charity in September last year. The event attracted over 100 guests and featured a steel drum performance, limbo dancing and a raffle (where one of the prizes was visiting Samantha on set). In total, the event should raise over £2,000. NCWA,…

Sills & Betteridge sponsoring Music at Doddington

We are delighted to be sponsoring Doddington Hall’s Music Concert Series 2018. As part of this series, Doddington Hall will be welcoming international pianist and Wigmore Hall regular, Melvyn Tan, to the venue for a very special evening of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt on Sunday 27th May 2018. Doddington Hall are inviting attendees to explore the romantic gardens and famous Iris display, have a glass of prosecco on the private terrace and then listen to wonderful classical music in the beauty of the Long Gallery. About Melvyn Tan Exploration, insight and imagination are vital ingredients in Melvyn Tan’s blend of artistic attributes. He established his international reputation in the 1980s with pioneering performances…

Sleaford Quality Foods Invest in Multi Million Pound Factory Move

Sleaford Quality Foods has completed the multi-million pound acquisition of an 8 acre site in a deal advised by East Midlands law firms Sills & Betteridge and chartered accountants BDO. The company is one of the UK’s most foremost suppliers of a range of ingredients including dehydrated/dried fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices to the food manufacturing and foodservice industries. In order to meet the demands of such a rapidly growing business, the company had been looking for a suitable site to expand its operations for some time. Following the announcement by Great Plains Limited that they were closing their operation in Sleaford, the land and buildings on Woodbridge Road became…

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…