John Mitchell – Family Department
John is a graduate of Oxford University and initially qualified as a barrister, practising in Nottingham, before moving to Sills & Betteridge in 1981. He became a Partner in the firm in 1985. John served as a Deputy District Judge between 1993 and 1996. He is a member of the Legal Services Area Committee which deals with appeals against the refusal of Public Funding, a member of the Lincolnshire Family Justice Council and he is also an executive member of the Lawyer Managerial Section of the Law Society Business Committee and Lincoln Family Court Forum. John is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and in 1997 qualified as a family lawyer mediator.