The recorded origins of Sills & Betteridge date back to 1759. The firm gets its name from Mr G R Sills who ran the firm alone until 1948 when he accepted Roger Betteridge into partnership. Mr Betteridge retired in 1976 and Roger Wallis took over the business. Andrew Payne, the firm’s current senior partner, joined the firm in 1978.

The firm’s head office has been at its current location in St Peters Churchyard, Silver Street, Lincoln since 1861. In the late 1990’s the firm expanded into neighbouring offices in Aquis House, Clasketgate. It now occupies all four floors of this office.

Sills & Betteridge have amalgamated with numerous firms over the past decade. The firm has used mergers and acquisitions as a strategy for expansion into new geographic areas and to further strengthen its existing operations.

The list below details all of the mergers and acquisitions completed by Sills & Betteridge over the last ten years:-

  • Frearsons Solicitors – Skegness – 1st October 2015
  • MacLaren Britton Solicitors – Nottingham – 1st October 2013
  • JSP Solicitors – Skegness – 1st October 2013
  • Norman Green Solicitors – Skegness – 1st October 2011
  • Richard Tinn Solicitors – Boston – 1st October 2011
  • Godsons Solicitors – Sleaford – 1st September 2010
  • Walkers, Rainey & Owen – Spilsby – 1st September 2007
  • Jebb & Tunnard – Boston – 1st June 2007
  • Thimblebys Solicitors – Spilsby & Coningsby – 1st June 2007

The firm now has nine offices with 270 partners and staff across Lincolnshire and Nottingham.

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    B Clarke
  • Corporate partner Martin Walsh, led a team from Sills, who were an integral part of the team working on our recent multi million pound Management Buy Out of Battles Ltd.

    Sills worked tirelessly to complete the transaction against a very tight deadline. Martin used his significant transaction experience and legal knowledge to find practical solutions to the inevitable issues that arose and provided some particularly sage advice when we had our most difficult meetings with the Vendor. Sills service levels were excellent, providing a fast response to communications and immediately turning around the transactional documents. I rate them very highly and would not hesitate in recommending Martin and the Sills corporate team to anyone buying or selling a company or business.

    Richard Dewey, Hayward & Bower Ltd
  • As CEO of  Sleaford Quality Foods I was delighted with the work  Sills & Betteridge very recently carried out for the group on the multi million pound acquisition in Sleaford of the land and building formerly occupied (following their closure) by Great Plains UK Ltd which site is directly opposite our current factory and Warehouse. Having been looking for land in Sleaford for some time to meet the demands of our very rapidly growing business,  our turnover is now in excess of £55 million, the location and the 8 acre plus site was perfect for us.

    I wanted the transaction completed very quickly so as not to lose the opportunity and to have minimum interference with our production. As suppliers of dried foods and spices to the food industry it was vital we did not let down our customers.

    I would in particular like to mention the work which Sills partner Martin Walsh, carried out for us in leading the Sills team. He worked very hard to ensure the transaction was completed to a very tight deadline.

    I have worked with Sills for a number of years and continue to be very impressed with them and have no hesitation in recommending Martin and the Sills team.

    James Arnold, CEO Sleaford Quality Foods Ltd

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