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Andrew Payne

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Sills & Betteridge LLP

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Corporate and commercial.


Senior partner and head of corporate and commercial department. Practice areas are corporate and commercial property. Andrew is widely recognised as one of Lincolnshire's leading commercial property lawyers. Transactions of note include acting on behalf of Hemswell Estates Limited in a high value complex land transaction at Hemswell Business Park to facilitate a new plastic recycling plant for Eco Plastics, to create Europe's leading plastics recycling facility, in order to service Coca Cola. Previously Andrew acted for a US listed company whom he advised on the sale of their land to Manchester City FC for the club's new hotel and training complex. Andrew has recently undertaken the property work for Oldrids department store in their acquisition of a further department store in Scunthorpe. His corporate skills involve Andrew leading M&A transactions across various sectors, mostly in the £3m to £30m consideration bracket. His combined commercial property and corporate expertise has led him to being much in demand.


Trained Langley's Solicitors; qualified 1978; Sills & Betteridge 1978; partner 1979.


North Kesteven Grammar School; Leeds University (1975 LLB (Hons)); College of Law, Guildford.


Fly fishing, walking, gardening and private pilot's licence held. Past Chairman of Lincoln 120 Round Table, 41 Club, Lincoln Cake Ball Committee and Lincoln Felons' Association.

East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the East Midlands

‘Very strong for corporate and commercial work in Lincolnshire’, Sills & Betteridge LLP acts for clients across a range of sectors, from agriculture and energy, to healthcare, gaming machines, printing and retail. The group's main focus is on small-to-mid-market transactions; recent highlights include advising Tradeglaze on its acquisition of double glazing supplier Allenby Glass and assisting Richard Dewey and Anna Clarke with the management buyout of animal health specialist Battles. The team strengthened its commercial offering with the addition of associate Andrew Kerrigan from rradar, who adds regulatory and compliance expertise to the practice's existing strengths in commercial contracts, data protection and intellectual property. Senior partner and practice head Andrew Payne ‘is an excellent corporate lawyer’ who ‘provides a good sounding board’. Ed Capes, James Conduit, Euan McLaughlin and Martin Walsh are also recommended. Other clients include Micronclean, Hemswell Estates and Reflex Gaming.

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