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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…

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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…

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Fancy another chat? Law firm develops 2nd Interactive Chat Bot

Sills & Betteridge LLP have launched its second online Chat Bot  – this time to help employees with issues at work. The Employment Law Bot provides users with information tailored to their circumstances in seconds, and is accessed via the firm’s website https://www.sillslegal.co.uk/employment-law/ There are very few places that free, basic legal information can be obtained. As a result, our team had noticed that the same type of employment law enquiries were frequently raised. Often, the enquirer just required an overview of the legal situation, to assist them in determining whether they would benefit from instructing a solicitor to drive their case forward. The Employment Law Bot is quick, easy…

Sills & Betteridge Solicitors Recognised for Helping to Secure Vital Funds for Cancer Research UK

The Wills, Trusts & Probate team of Sills & Betteridge Solicitors Lincoln, have been thanked by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £678,000 worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will, in the last 3 years. Sills & Betteridge Solicitors were presented with a Silver Certificate to acknowledge the firm’s ongoing support. The firm have been offering the Free Will Service from all of their offices, to people aged 55 and over (and those with cancer of any age) for over 20 years, giving guidance and support to those wishing to write a will or update an exisiting one. As part of…

Sills & Betteridge support cancer and NSPCC charity fund raiser

Big C Little c is a new charity that was formed this year to benefit vulnerable local children and people affected by cancer. It is to be a joint beneficiary of money raised at the South Notts Beer Festival which, this year, is being sponsored by Sills & Betteridge Solicitors. Now in its 8th year, the South Notts Beer Festival is organised by Nottingham Moderns Rugby Club to raise money for its juniors section. The three-day festival takes place from Friday 3 May Sunday to 5 May in the clubhouse at Moderns Rugby Club in Wilford Village. Opening hours are 12noon until 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 12noon until…

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 Solicitors recognised for helping to secure vital funds for Cancer Research UK

Sills & Betteridge Solicitors have been thanked by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £878,000 worth of gifts from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity in their will. Sills & Betteridge Solicitors were presented with a Silver Certificate to acknowledge the firm’s ongoing support. The firm have been offering the Free Will Service to people aged 55 and over (and those with cancer of any age) in Skegness for the past 3 years, giving guidance and support to those wishing to write a will or update an exisiting one. As part of the service, Sills & Betteridge Solicitors also give guidance to those wishing to leave a…

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Sills & Betteridge LLP, one of only five Lincolnshire firms to feature in respected Legal 500

In the recently published edition of the Legal 500, leading East Midlands law firm Sills & Betteridge LLP were recommended in two of its practice areas, Corporate & Commercial Law and Family Law. The guide, which assesses a limited number of the firm’s services is completely independent and bases its recognition of firms and individuals purely on merit. Ten of the firm’s lawyers to be highlighted this year are Andrew Payne, Martin Walsh, James Conduit, Euan McLaughlin and Andrew Kerrigan for the Corporate and Commercial department and John Mitchell, Helen Derry, Mo Hayes, Chrystal Theofanous and Victoria Rowson for Family Law. Senior Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial, Andrew…

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Law Firm announces more expansion to its team

King Street law firm Sills & Betteridge (incorporating MacLaren Britton), welcomes two new faces to their family law team with the recent transfer of Dominic Lee and appointment of Caroline Lancaster. Dominic, a graduate of the University of Nottingham, joined the firm’s Lincoln office as a trainee solicitor three years ago, and now specialises in all aspects of divorce and separation. He moves to Nottingham to work closely with the head of the team John Mitchell, and advises on children issues, finances, property, pensions. He has a particular interest in advising business owners on how to protect their assets on divorce, drawing upon the expertise of the firm’s commercial and…

Sills & Betteridge family law solicitors new Grimsby, Doncaster & Northampton offices

Sills & Betteridge opens three new branches in Grimsby, Doncaster and Northampton

Grimsby, Doncaster and Northampton are the new locations recently chosen by Sills & Betteridge LLP to further develop the family law practice of its business. Securing contracts with the Legal Aid Agency to provide advice and representation on Public Law Children Act matters, Domestic Abuse and International Child Abduction and to offer its specialist Family Mediation service has prompted the decision to open the three new branch offices and marks the start of the firm’s wider plans for expansion into neighbouring counties. CEO Martyn Hall explains “It is the obvious next step for us, having built up strong connections with clients and contacts in each of these areas over the…