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Sills & Betteridge LLP

46 SILVER STREET, LINCOLN, LN2 1ED, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01522 542211
Fax:
Fax 01522 510463
DX:
11025 LINCOLN
Email:
Web:
www.sillslegal.co.uk

Mo Hayes

Tel:
Work 01522 542211
Email:
Sills & Betteridge LLP

Work Department

Family department.

Position

Partner in the family department with specialism in children’s law. This includes representation of parents within private law disputes concerning the child’s living and contact arrangements and care proceedings concerning issues of child protection. Experienced member of the Law Society’s Child Panel and accredited to represent children both directly where they have capacity and through a children’s guardian in private and public law proceedings.

Career

Trained: Sills & Betteridge; qualified 2003.

Member

Resolution. Law Society’s Child Panel.

Education

The Westgate School, Winchester; University of Aarhus, Denmark (1998 as part of undergraduate degree); University of Bristol (1999 LLB 2:1 European Legal Studies); University of the West of England (2001 PG Dip Legal Practice Merit).

Leisure

Committee Treasurer of the Lincoln Child Contact Centre, on the steering group for the Children’s Links Contact Centre and the Parental Substance Misuse Intervention Programme. Interests include walking, reading, cinema, live music, theatre.


East Midlands: Private client

Family

Within: Family

The ‘organised, efficient and proactive’ team at Sills & Betteridge LLP stands out from competing firms through its strong focus on emergency injunction work and offers a vast array of divorce and childcare experience, including specialist expertise in forced marriage and honour-based violence, international child abducation, domestic violence and private children law. Mediator and practice head John Mitchell, Helen Derry, ‘extremely capable advocateChrystal Theofanous, the ‘fiercely effectiveMo Hayes, and associate Victoria Rowson are among the key practitioners. Recent highlights include representing a mother in an international child abducation instruction after she had fled with her two children from Hungary to the United Kingdom to escape abuse from the father, involving a psychological assessment of the children and High Court proceedings.

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