Scunthorpe solicitor returns to her roots

Family Law specialist Stacey Wraith has recently joined the Oswald Road team of Sills & Betteridge to head up the Emergency Team there. Stacey specialises in supporting families where there is social services intervention, including where care proceedings are being issued, helping families with their child arrangements on separation and protecting the victims of domestic abuse. Prior to joining the firm, Stacey worked in the legal department of a Local Authority and other private firms but has moved on to Sills & Betteridge because she wanted to work for a firm which is known for making a real difference, not only in the delivery of its legal services, but in…

Sleaford solicitor retires after 37 years of practice

Well known local solicitor Stephen Swift has recently retired from the Sleaford office of Sills & Betteridge. He started his legal career in 1982, qualifying at Mossop & Bowser. He moved to Godsons in 1984 and soon after became a partner in that firm. Sills & Betteridge then merged with Godsons in 2010, and Stephen remained a partner in the newly merged firm. During his long career, Stephen developed a reputation as an excellent agricultural and commercial property lawyer. He was well liked by clients and professional colleagues alike. Euan McLaughlin, partner responsible for Sills & Betteridge’s Sleaford Office, commented “Stephen was a valued member of the team, with an…

Court of Appeal – 18th November 2019

Approved Judgment: Interim Separation “It was an honour to represent a client in a Court of Appeal case where I act on behalf of a mother within Care Proceedings. Wherever we feel a wrong decision may have been made, we will always strive to do what is right by our clients and their children. I am really pleased that our appeal was allowed and justice was achieved.” Chrystal Theofanous, Family Lawyer Click here to read full details of the case.

Law Firm recognised by two national publications

Sills & Betteridge LLP is a firm with a lot to celebrate this month as it enters for the first time, The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report, and once again receives recognition in the latest Legal 500 Guide. Both publications are impartially researched based on collection of data and interviews. The Lawyer UK 200 is a list of the UK’s largest firms by revenue, where Sills & Betteridge were ranked 186. https://www.thelawyer.com/top-200-uk-law-firms/ The Legal 500 is the leading directory of law firms in the UK. It recognises firms that have real expertise and are able to provide high level advice. Corporate and general counsel, companies and individuals use the guide…

South Yorkshire Merger for Lincolnshire Law Firm

Sills & Betteridge LLP are delighted to announce further expansion activity following its recent merger with established South Yorkshire practice Bridge Sanderson Munro. The newly merged team will trade as Sills & Betteridge incorporating Bridge Sanderson Munro and will provide a full range of personal and commercial legal services from the existing Bridge Sanderson Munro premises at Hallgate, Doncaster, Bawtry, Thorne and Wath upon Dearne. Jonathan Goodwin, Principal Solicitor at Bridge Sanderson Munro will join the firm as a Partner in the Wills, Trusts & Probate department. “We have been serving clients in South Yorkshire for over 80 years and we are really excited to be joining forces with Sills…

Bright young lawyers accept jobs in Skegness

Following completion of their training contracts with the firm, newly qualified solicitors Kia Butterfield and Danielle Hardy have accepted jobs at the Skegness branch of Sills & Betteridge LLP. The 2019 Legal 500 Leading Firm which has offices in Lincolnshire and across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, is delighted to retain the talent as part of a period of strategically planned growth for the branch. Skegness Grammar School student Kia returned to the town upon completion of her LLB (Hons) Law Degree, Legal Practice Course and Masters Degree in Law at the University of Law in Leeds, formerly the College of Law. She will take a job in Emma…

Gainsborough acquisition marks the start of another year of expansion for regional law firm

Sills & Betteridge LLP are delighted to announce that they have merged with Helen Kirk of Gainsborough neighbours, TrentSide Legal, to become the town’s largest provider of personal and commercial legal services. The newly merged team will trade as Sills & Betteridge incorporating TrentSide Legal and will be based at Sills & Betteridge’s offices in Marshall’s Yard from early September. Helen will join the firm as a Partner and along with her existing team, will continue to handle residential property matters. Helen Kirk said “I have built up TrentSide Legal over the last 12 years into a well-respected firm serving clients locally and further afield. I have established long lasting…

Sills & Betteridge Partner Appointed to the FA National Council

Shan Jaehrig, a Partner specialising in Employment Law at Sills & Betteridge LLP Solicitors, has been appointed to the FA’s National Council as Lincolnshire Football Association’s Delegate. This volunteer role will see Shan involved in the work of the Football Association to ensure the wonderful game is “for all”. Shan first became involved in football when her son started playing in the local village team where Shan’s husband was a coach and referee. This involvement led to a professional relationship with the Lincolnshire Football Association and later to Shan’s appointment as a Director of the LFA. The Lincolnshire Football Association works to promote grassroots football in the County. Founded in…

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Higher Court Advocate joins region’s largest criminal defence team

Solicitor Christopher Hogg has joined Sills & Betteridge LLP from a leading criminal practice in Nottingham to deal with a range of complex criminal matters in the Crown and Magistrates Courts. Chris will handle cases including murder, complex fraud, drug supply, sexual assault and offences involving serious violence. He also has a special interest in representing clients facing driving disqualifications. Recent high-profile cases where Chris has succeeded in reducing his clients’ sentences include a cultivation and possession with intent to supply cannabis case and a knife point robbery matter, both heard at the Court of Appeal. Chris was born and brought up in Sussex and after training as a barrister…

Sills guided walk of Chatsworth Estate

A Summer walk with tradition for legal firm

As home to the Cavendish family since 1549, The Chatsworth Estate is steeped in history with many lessons that can be learned about property development, family business succession, will planning and inheritance. With this in mind, but in order to keep it light hearted and interesting, Sills & Betteridge Solicitors organised an 8-mile guided walk of the Estate for clients and strategic partners which was led by Richard Brackenbury of Brackenbury’s Britain. During the walk, which started in the Old Smithy Café in the village of Beeley, the group of 20 walkers passed through the village of Edensor before crossing into Chatsworth and taking in the dramatic views of the…