Sills & Betteridge LLP

01754 610101

Sills & Betteridge offer the full range of legal services to both private individuals and business clients. We have offices in Lincoln, Nottingham, Boston, Sleaford, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Grimsby, Northampton, Skegness & Spilsby, though our clients are based all over the UK. We provide advice in a straightforward manner. We take the time to understand your needs and we are careful to explain things to you to make the process of dealing with us smooth and uncomplicated. We are here to help you.

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Ryan Added 4 months ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
January 11, 2019 20190111000000

We were delighed with the serive we received.


Linda was very patient and covered our needs wonderfully well. We were delighed with the serive we received. Thank you very much

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McCormick Added 4 months ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
January 08, 2019 20190108000000

We feel confident in recommending the services of Sills and Betteridge for any conveyancing requirements.


 It’s our absolute pleasure to recommend both Tiffany and Dawn from the Scunthorpe branch of Sills and Betteridge LLP, for their endeavours in our recent sale/purchase transactions. Both are a truly valuable asset to Sills and Betteridge and would be a beneficial addition to any organization. We feel confident in recommending the services of Sills and Betteridge for any conveyancing requirements. Not only were they thoroughly professional, but also friendly, approachable and always willing to take the time to discuss our concerns and respond to any questions. Consequently, this made us feel at ease and therefore gave us confidence in their ability to provide an excellent service. Best wishes, Kev & Jan

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Richard Added 4 months ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
January 08, 2019 20190108000000

We would certainly recommend


We were extremely pleased with the way the Scunthorpe Branch dealt with our house purchase. We would certainly recommend them and especially Tiffany and Dawn who made the experience an easy one, always there to help with any queries in a quick and efficient manner.

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Patricia Added 5 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
December 20, 2018 20181220000000

excellent staff


I have found the service excellent,the staff very helpful and friendly,will happily recommend.

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Samantha Added 5 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
December 19, 2018 20181219000000

Highly recommend!


Caroline from spilsby branch dud everything I wanted and more! Great person highly recommended

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Helen Added 5 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
December 14, 2018 20181214000000

Caroline is a star and a credit to Sills & Betteridge.


I would like to commend Caroline Gatenby at the Spilsby Office for her excellent care and service to my Mum when her house purchase ran into delays and a break-in before completion, she was there all the way spending lots of time sorting the problems out for us with the Vendor's Solicitors for a speedy resolution. My mum is now happily in her new home!

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Sam Added 5 months ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
December 11, 2018 20181211000000

I wanted to leave a personal thank you to Caroline Gatenby from your spilsby office .


We have completed our purchase of our new home today after a prolonged process due to a complex freehold and leasehold set up. Caroline has taken ownership of our purchase in recent weeks and has been excellent in every way. She has communicated clearly and is always happy to help and even listen to our frustrations and helped us find solutions. She is a credit to your business and we are very grateful for all of the help we have recieved since she took over the process .

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Brian Added 5 months ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
December 10, 2018 20181210000000

Thank you for a speedy conclusion to the sale.


Many thanks for the professional and efficient way in which you guided me through the sale of my house. I felt that there was always someone at hand who I could contact over any queries that arose.

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Daynes Added 5 months ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
December 09, 2018 20181209000000



I was completely satisfied with your level of service. I feel the couty result was fair & just.

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Rebecca Added 5 months ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
December 08, 2018 20181208000000

I cannot thank you enough.


Thank you so much to Jessica Shaw and Rachael Lawson for being my first point of call for my solicitor enquiries and dealing with everything to do with the process of buying my first home! And i will definately recommend you both in the future or be using you both again! Couldnt of asked for a better service!

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Joy Added 2 months ago Report to admin
March 01, 2019
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Tom Added 3 months ago Report to admin
February 11, 2019
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Tom Morris


We used Sills & Betteridge Gainsborough for conveyancing, absolutely brilliant service, way better than any of the online firms. Claire North and her team were professional, courteous and very responsive from start to finish.

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February 10, 2019
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Francis green


Great,, I had Angela Walker for my divorce. She knew all the little tricks to get me the most from it. Debie

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February 08, 2019
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Colin Halstead


Fantastic solicitors

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Neil Added 5 months ago Report to admin
December 20, 2018
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Neil Gentleman-Hobbs


Great advice and a simple reasonable pricing structure for business or personal matters

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Solicitors who work at Sills & Betteridge LLP

  • Emma Downing

    Following university and after graduating from Law School Emma completed her training contract at Frearsons Solicitors. After qualification Emma worked for several years in London where she dealt with a high volume of leasehold conveyancing and high value properties. After returning to Lincolnshire Emma rejoined Frearsons and helped to build up and develop the residential conveyancing department building links with local estate agents and establishing a large local client base. Frearsons merged with Sills & Betteridge on 1st October 2015 and Emma became an Associate of the firm on 1st June 2016.

  • Joanne Patten

    Joanne Patten joined Frearsons in 1987 as an office junior and worked in all departments gaining valuable experience. Joanne commenced her Legal Executive training in 1995 and qualified as a Fellow of Institute of Legal Executives in 2001. Frearsons merged with Sills and Betteridge on the 1st October 2015 and Joanne continues to work in the residential property department.

  • Tiffany Smith

    I have worked in the legal profession for over 20 years and have been with Sills & Betteridge for nearly 4 years. I run the Conveyancing Department in our Scunthorpe Office under the supervision of our Conveyancing Partners.

  • Kimberley Rose

    I qualified in 2012, and have over a decade of experience in the Residential Conveyancing sector. I have developed range of experience over that time including: - Shared ownership - New builds - Help to buy loans - Lease extension

  • Jessica Shaw

    Jessica is a conveyancer based at our Scunthorpe office. She deals with a range of residential conveyancing transactions including freehold sale and purchase, shared ownership, help to buy, forces help to buy, re-mortgaging and transfer of equity.

  • Talisa Hammond

    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.

  • Claire North

    “Claire and her assistants were professional, friendly and always helpful throughout the selling process. Thank you!” Mr B, Gainsborough

  • Sue Ross

    I am a Licensed Conveyancer based in the Sleaford Office. I began working for Jebb & Tunnard in 1986 and then moved to Godsons in 1994. I have over 25 years experience in conveyancing and is part of the Residential Property team at the Sleaford Office. I handle a caseload of residential conveyancing work covering all aspects of buying and selling properties. I qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in March 2014.

  • Sarah Whinnerah

    Sarah is a Licensed Conveyancer, she joined Sills & Betteridge in 2014 as part of their residential conveyancing team based at the Spilsby Office. Sarah deals with transactions ranging from residential sales and purchases to re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

  • Karen French

    Karen French is a Chartered Legal Executive working in the Conveyancing Department at our Boston office. Karen is Boston born and bred and educated there also. She left school at 16 and took up immediate employment in the legal profession where she has been ever since. Karen qualified as a Legal Executive in 1994 and her area of law is Residential Conveyancing with some Commercial Property work.

  • Peter Burton

    Peter is a proper yellow belly having been born, raised and educated in Lincoln. He joined a local firm of solicitors straight from school in 1970 and remained there for 34 years before moving to Sills & Betteridge in 2004. Peter is a keen sportsman even though his playing days are now behind him. He is still secretary for the local cricket club that he played for for nearly 40 years and is a season ticket holder for Lincoln City Football Club whom he has supported since his early teens. He is also very keen on theatre and in his early days staged managed ‘ the Lincoln Cycle of Mystery plays’ and ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dream coat’ in the Lincoln Cathedral as well as many plays and musicals by local groups.

  • Edward Sharpe

    Edward specialises in property law and residential Conveyancing. After completing a degree in Biomedical Sciences Edward worked in London for 6 years before retraining as a lawyer. He completed his Law degree and LPC in London prior to moving to Lincolnshire to join Sills & Betteridge as a trainee solicitor. Edward qualified into the Wills, Trusts and Probate department and later moved to the Residential Property department. He became a Partner of Sills & Betteridge in June 2010.

  • Tracy Wray

    I started work in 1984 with Hodgson Carlyle & Co who merged with Sills & Betteridge in 1990 and have therefore worked in the legal profession for over 32 years. I handle a caseload of residential conveyancing work covering all aspects of buying and selling properties together with remortgages and transfers of equity.

  • Mathew Daurge

    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.

About This Branch


Sills & Betteridge are proud to have been providing legal advice and services for more than 250 years. Over that time we have built up a wealth of experience and knowledge about what you, our clients, want from a solicitor. Our service is professional, our people approachable. We tailor our service to meet your requirements. We are highly committed to quality and constantly strive to adapt and improve all of our services. We are proud to have been recognised as a law firm of quality and experience through the award of the Legal Aid Agency’s Specialist Quality Mark, the Law Society’s Lexcel Quality Standard and the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation. These three quality standards award firms for providing exceptional client service and excellence in practice management.

Legal Services
  • TUPE
  • Faulty Defibrillator Claims
  • Criminal Damage
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Medical Negligence
  • Family law
  • Financial advisors
  • Leasehold properties
  • Pension Law
  • Senior Executives
  • Repossessions
  • Regulatory Defence
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Property Disputes
  • Housing Associations
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Remortgaging
  • Consumer Rights
  • Malicious falsehood
  • Benefits
  • Nerve Damage Claims
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Oral Cancer Claims
  • Housing disputes
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Civil partnerships
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Trusts
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
  • Assault
  • Failed Sterilisation Claims
  • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Buying at auction
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Defective Medical Device Claims
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Theft
  • Birth Injury To Mother Claims
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Professional Discipline
  • Housing Management
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Gardening Leave
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Stillbirth Compensation Claims
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Fraud
  • Criminal defence - All
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Human rights
  • Litigation Law
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Libel and Defamation
  • Fatal Medical Negligence Claims and Inquests
  • Legal aid
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Injunctions
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Family Mediation
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Drugs offences
  • Trusts
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Extending your Lease
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Nerve Injury Claims
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Tax
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Transfers of equity
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Planning
  • MRSA Claims
  • Transfer of title
  • Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Social Services
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
  • Housing
  • Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Claims
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Spinal Surgery Claims
  • Barristers
  • Collaborative Law
  • Children
  • Group B Streptococcus Claims
  • Wills
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Dermal Filler Compensation Claims
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Surgical and Transvaginal Mesh Claims
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Claims
  • Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Birth Defect and Wrongful Birth Claims
  • Against The Council
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Child Law
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Dental Negligence Claims
  • Sepsis Negligence Claims
  • Pancreatic Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Separation Agreement
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Cochlear Implant Claims
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Redundancy
  • Probate
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Lease Extensions
  • Restorative Dentistry Claims
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Right to Manage
  • IT professionals
  • Ophthalmic Negligence Claims
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Dental Negligence
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Knee Replacement Claims
  • Military
  • Amputation Negligence Claims
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Family Leave
  • Insurance brokers
  • Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Child contact
  • Professional trustees
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Stress at Work
  • GP Negligence Claims
  • Valuers
  • Diabetes Claims
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Breast Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Part Time Workers
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Travel rights
  • Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Flexible Working
  • Professional Conduct
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • C. Difficile Claims
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Erb’s Palsy Compensation Claims
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Orthopaedic Negligence Claims
  • Pre-publication advice
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Periodontal Disease Claims
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Laser Treatment Claims
  • Fertility Negligence Claims
  • Eye Surgery Claims
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
  • Pension and property advice
  • Financial Matters
  • Blood Transfusion Claims
  • Business Crime
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Mediation
  • Agency agreements
  • Franchising
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Employment of farm workers
  • Developer disputes
  • Setting up a business
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial contracts for farming businesses
  • Dealing with intellectual property infringements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy
  • Partnership and LLP law
  • Licensing
  • Competition law
  • Health and Safety
  • Farm partnerships and corporate structures
  • Asset Tracing
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Copyright
  • Tax
  • Corporate finance
  • Data Protection
  • Buying and selling a farm
  • Farming disputes
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Personality and Image Rights
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Management buyouts
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Credit Control
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Advertising and Marketing Compliance
  • Patents
  • Planning law
  • Agricultural land for sale or development
  • Debt Recovery
  • Environmental policy law
  • Domain Names
  • Statutory Demands
  • Confidential Information, Know-How and Trade Secrets
  • Share option schemes
  • Equestrian property
  • Trade Marks and Designs
  • Intellectual Property
  • Finance
  • Design rights and product designs
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment - business
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Commercial Law
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Purchase of development land
  • Slander
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Summary Judgment
  • Development plot sales
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Rights of way issues

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