Sills & Betteridge achieve respected accreditation

Regional law firm Sills & Betteridge has again secured The Law Society’s respected LEXCEL accreditation. It is the 17th year the firm has achieved the accreditation, demonstrating once more its commitment to high standards of practice management and client care. Areas rigorously assessed include business management, strategy and planning, compliance and risk management, client care and learning and development. The report reaffirmed that at Sills & Betteridge people come first, both clients and employees. Clients continue to be attracted and retained through strong client care and professionalism, and staff feel valued and well supported, both day to day and with their learning and development. The report also highlighted the firm’s…

Sills & Betteridge Solicitor wins important case in Court of Appeal

Congratulations to Sarah Rowe, a newly qualified solicitor in our Doncaster office for winning an important case in the Court of Appeal. Sarah called me a week last Thursday to tell me that an injustice may have just incurred due to a judge’s behaviour in court. That was a new one on me after more than 10 years practising law! The case was an interim care order application, where Doncaster Council were wanting to keep two children in care and Sarah’s client, the mother, wanted them to return home. I spoke with the mother’s barrister and it was clear that the case had not been conducted properly by the judge…