Family Law Solicitors in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

Taking Care of You and Your Family…

Sills & Betteridge have one of the largest family, divorce and childcare law teams in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. We have specialist family solicitors and lawyers offering expert legal advice in Lincoln, Nottingham , Boston, Sleaford, Skegness, Gainsborough, Spilsby and Scunthorpe. Our team are able to offer a truly specialist service in all areas of family law.

We have extensive experience of dealing with divorce and the financial issues arising from separation, including transfer of home, pension splitting and how the family business will be run post separation. We deal with cohabitation disputes, domestic abuse, financial provision upon death claims, disputes between parents over their children, child arrangements orders, child maintenance and child abduction and such issues as step parent adoption.

We can advise on and prepare prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.  We also advise on the very limited rights of cohabitees, despite what you may have heard there is no such thing in England as a common-law marriage.

We offer advice on issues affecting same sex couples, including civil partnership disputes, cohabitation agreements, gay and lesbian parenting, adoption, surrogacy and contact with a child following a relationship breakdown.

We are one of the leading firms in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire dealing with child care proceedings. Our experience includes cases with foreign dimension. We can also assist if you are involved in adoption proceedings.

Our team includes trained mediators and collaborative lawyers. We are therefore able to offer the option of mediation or collaborative law in order to achieve settlement without the need for court proceedings. For further information on our mediation service please visit

Our family department also advises and represents clients before Special Educational Needs Tribunals and school governor panels.

All solicitors in our department are members of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) and are committed to working in accordance with the organisation’s code of practice, which aims to minimise both the emotional and financial impact upon you.

We are committed to offering you a service which achieves settlement of your family disputes with your interests and those of your family coming first.


To find out more: contact 0800 542 4245, email us on or call in to one of our offices.


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  • “Thank you very much for everything you’ve done for me. That is a great news for me, I don’t know how to thank you Mr Wilson

    Mr G Kaci
  • Dean

    I just want to say a huge thank you to you today for the way in which you dealt with Ryan and myself and of course the case. I have no doubt without your representation we wouldn’t have achieved this result. Ryan, his mum and me are delighted and relieved it’s all over. Our very many thanks

    We don’t have a solicitor and although I assume your expertise is crime and therefore hopefully won’t need you again, I will certainly be using your firm for any other work in the future

    All the very best 


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    Mr and Mrs Watt
  • Chloe, we just want to take this opportunity to thank you. There are not enough words to describe just how amazingly you have handled this whole process for us. We can’t thank you enough for supporting us through what has been a challenging few months!!

    Mr and Mrs Richardson
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    J Martin
  • I asked Sharon to look into carrying out some debt collection and from the very first communication, Sharon took away all the stress and hassle which this situation can bring. Sharon kept me fully informed with what was going on and carried out the work in a professional yet personable manner. It was great when Sharon told me all the debt had been collected with late payment interest added and for me, it was a stress and hassle free experience and I would highly recommend Sharon’s services.

    P. Hedley, Big Fat Pidgeon Productions
  • Wendy and her team worked brilliantly on a very challenging case with a great result – I gave them the information and they sorted it all out for me, professionally and efficiently . I would definitely recommend Wendy.

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  • We were impressed with the quick and professional service and would be happy to recommend them, and will certainly use them again.

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  • May I thank you for all your care and hard work. In all matters you proved to be most helpful in what was a most difficult and at times trying set of circumstances.

    Keep up the good work, thank you again.

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  • I wanted to say a huge thanks to Wendy for the help and assistance she and her colleagues have given me over the past few years, on a personal and professional level.
    Wendy is at the top of her game and has a wealth of experience which can only be gained through proven work experience. The legal advice you get is second to none.
    I have used Wendy’s services for the buy out of my previous business partner, a commercial bad debt and the conveyancing of a property sale and purchase. Throughout all of my dealings with Wendy, she has been professional and treated my cases with the upmost priority and has always had my best interests at heart.
    Thanks again Wendy for all of your help and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.

    S Stewart
  • I just wanted to send you a message of thanks for your work over these past 4 and a half years. It has certainly been a tough time period in my life, but your support has made things so much easier. Knowing that there were people who understand me, my needs and most importantly believed in me means everything to me, i really can’t thank you enough. The case was certainly not a straight forward one, but you fought my corner at every step. Thank you.
    I would also like to thank Alison as well for making me feel relaxed on the day should i have had to go into court. I would have gone in with 100% confidence and that could have made all the difference on the day. In the end it wasn’t necessary and we got the result. For me it was never about the money, it was about the effect it was going to have on my future life and career, so the result is a good one.
    I would not hesitate for a second in recommending Sills & Betteridge

  • Thank you for all your help with this matter and the efficient manner in which my case has been handled. As I am sure you will appreciate, it was quite distressing and stressful to have had a second accident in such a short time frame but the way in which you handled the case and provided me with advice and kept me updated throughout has been very reassuring and I have nothing but praise and recommendation for both you and your company.


Family Team

John Mitchell

Partner - Lincoln

Helen Derry

Partner - Lincoln

Rachel Brennan

Partner - Nottingham

Mo Hayes

Partner - Lincoln

Rachel Muirhead

Partner - Skegness

Chrystal Theofanous

Partner - Lincoln

Evelyn Todd

Partner - Nottingham

Lindsay Tasker

Partner - Boston

Jayne Coddington

Associate - Boston

Jessica Firth Brown

Associate Solicitor - Nottingham

Victoria Rowson

Associate Solicitor - Lincoln

Elizabeth Morris

Associate Solicitor - Scunthorpe & Lincoln

Karen Hales

Legal Executive - Gainsborough

Karen Motley

Chartered Legal Executive - Sleaford

Angela Walker

Chartered Legal Executive- Skegness

Sarah Hargreaves

Trainee Solicitor - Lincoln

Dominic Lee

Solicitor - Lincoln

Grace Davy

Paralegal - Lincoln

Ellie Jones

Trainee Legal Executive - Lincoln

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