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…

Requesting Judicial Assessment of merits at preliminary hearings

The Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure provide that a Tribunal shall wherever practicable and appropriate encourage the use by the parties of the service of ACAS, judicial or other mediation, or other means of resolving their disputes by agreement. In October 2016 the President of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales issued Presidential Guidance – Protocol on Judicial Assessments. The Protocol creates a confidential process whereby an Employment Judge can offer an earlier assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ respective cases. Judicial assessment involves evaluating the strength of the parties’ cases. Employment Judges will use their skill and experience in doing this, whilst remaining wholly impartial.…

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…