Paralegal

Amy Ward – Paralegal Amy started working at Sills & Betteridge after graduating from the University of Lincoln with a 2:1 LLB (Hons) Law Degree. Amy primarily deals with urgent cases involving children or domestic abuse. Amy meets clients, assesses their situation to plan the best course of action, arranges funding, prepares Court papers and arranges advocacy. In addition, Amy is currently training for her Police Station Representative Accreditation so she can attend the police station to provide legal advice during police interviews. Contact Details T: 0800 5424245 E: Send an email Amy is in the Family Department Amy is a Trainee Police Station Representative Amy attended the University of Lincoln…

Associate Solicitor - Lincoln

Christopher Hogg – Associate Solicitor   Chris is an Associate Solicitor & Higher Court Advocate who deals with a range of complex criminal matters in the Crown and Magistrates Courts. After training as a barrister and working as a legal adviser at Reading Magistrates Court Chris cross qualified to become a solicitor in 2004, and Higher Court Advocate in 2010. He handles 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…

Sarah Louise Nicholas – Paralegal Sarah is part of the emergency team alongside Partner, Chrystal Theofanous. She manages all referrals received from the National Centre of Domestic Violence. Sarah offers support to victims of domestic violence and advises on what support we are able to offer in respect of applying for any emergency injunctions such as Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders. As well as domestic violence, Sarah also specialises in private law and public law children matters. She works closely with agencies and charities such as Women’s Aid and EDAN Lincs who offer support to families who have suffered domestic abuse. Sarah is very passionate about supporting victims of domestic…

Paralegal

Lyn Heaton – Paralegal Lyn is a Paralegal in the Emergency Team within  the Family Department. Lyn joined the firm in 2017 following a lengthy career within the Court Service. Lyn assists Chrystal Theofanous, a partner within the family team with work that includes Injunctions, Children Act matters, Care Proceedings, International Child Abduction matters and cases which involve Social Services. Lyn’s work includes preparing for court cases, drafting documents and letters, handling case loads, attending client meetings and attending court with counsel. Contact Details T: 0800 5424245 E: Send an email Lyn is a paralegal in the family law emergency team Lyn specialises in Care Proceedings, International Child Abduction matters and…

Conveyancing Executive - Lincoln

Mathew Daurge – Conveyancing Department Mathew works in the Residential property department as a conveyancing Executive in the Lincoln office. He acts for Developers in their sales of Plots and Freehold Sales & Purchases, Transfers of Equity and Remortgages. Contact Details T: 01522 542211 E: Send an email Mathew is currently undertaking his Licensed Conveyancer courses.Mathew is based in Lincoln.Mathew specialises in acting for Developers in their Sales of Plots and Freehold Sales & Purchases, Transfers of Equity and Remortgages.Mathew is a Lincoln City season ticket holder attending both home and away matches. We cannot praise Mat Daurge highly enough. His dedication and positive attitude when dealing with the sale of…

Paralegal - Northampton

Sarah Davies – Family Department Sarah is a paralegal in the Family Department at our Northampton office, dealing predominantly with Public Law matters. She has 30 years of experience working in Family Law and now regularly meets with clients, prepares statements and response documents and deals with all legal aid applications dealing with both private and public law, legal aid and private paying clients. Contact Details T: 01604 330710 E: Send an email Sarah is in the Family DepartmentSarah is a Fellow of the Institute of ParalegalsSarah is a qualified Reiki practitioner and an avid reader

Partner - Northampton

Siobhan Thompson – Family Department Siobhan is a Partner in our Family Law Department based at Northampton. She practices all areas of family law but is currently dedicated to public law proceedings in respect of children. Siobhan acts for both children and parents and has a significant level of experience and expertise in complex cases involving non accidental injury, death of children, sexual abuse, complex medical issues, serious abuse, international issues, competent children, human rights issues and very vulnerable adults.   Siobhan has been mentioned personally in Judgments by Judges impressed with her work and in one case for her “tenacity without which the right decision would not have been…

Conveyancing Executive - Nottingham

Talisa Hammond – Conveyancing Executive Talisa works in the Residential Property Department as a Conveyancing Executive in the Nottingham Office. Talisa has been working in Residential Property for over twelve years. She deals with a range of residential property transactions including freehold sales and purchases, right to buy purchases, leasehold sales, re-mortgages and transfers of equity. Contact Details T: 0115 9411469 E: Send an email Talisa is an Executive in the Residential Property DepartmentTalisa Practices in freehold sales and purchases, transfers of equity, re-mortgages and right to buyTalisa is studying for her CILEx qualification Talisa and the team did a incredible job on our recent house conveyancing. As first time buyers we…

Solicitor - Gainsborough

Natalie Gibbons – Commercial Department Natalie is a solicitor in the Commercial Department. She qualified as a solicitor in June 2017, having studied for her undergraduate law degree at Nottingham Trent University and then going on to study her Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School. She Joined Sills & Betteridge LLP in November 2018. Natalie specialises in employment law advising on and assisting individuals, businesses and HR professionals on all aspects of employment law, including: Wrongful Dismissal Unfair Dismissal Constructive Dismissal Contracts of employment Policies and Procedures Redundancy Discrimination Bullying and Harassment Settlement Agreements General HR issues Contact Details T: 01427 616816 E: Send an email Natalie studied at Nottingham…

Solicitor - Grimsby

Deborah Linford – Solicitor Having studied the Legal Practice Course and undertaken her training contract in London, Deborah was admitted as a Solicitor in 2001. Shortly after she returned to the North East and has always specialised in both Family Law and Immigration. Deborah deals with Divorce, Financial Remedies, Private Children Matters, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and also Asylum, Applications for leave to enter and remain, Applications for settlement, Citizenship applications, EEA Applications and Appeals. She is an accredited member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association. Contact Details T: 01472 660025 E: Send an email Deborah studied at The university of Newcastle Upon Tyne and The College…