James Conduit > Sills & Betteridge LLP > Lincoln, England > Lawyer Profile

Sills & Betteridge LLP
Aquis House
18 – 28 Clasketgate

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial.


Leading Individual 2024

James is a partner in Sills & Betteridge’s commercial department, and heads the Corporate Team.

Specialising in corporate law and intellectual property, James’ clients operate in sectors as diverse as renewable energy, technology, software development, road haulage, agriculture and financial services.
Recent work includes leading the following deals:

  • acquisition of the business and assets of an agricultural machinery dealership
  • corporate demerger and sale of a retirement park business
  • sale of a bespoke software development business to a private equity backed international energy group
  • management buyout of a soft furnishings group
  • AD energy plant joint venture arrangement

Transaction values range from the smallest business purchase to complex multi-million pound deals, with typical work falling within the range of £500,000 to £20million.  As a Legal 500 Leading Individual, James has a keen interest in intellectual property and technology transactions.  James also deals with all tax aspects of corporate transactional work.
James has a masters degree in law from the University of London and a postgraduate certificate in intellectual property law.


Trained Sills & Betteridge; qualified 2008; partner in present firm 2013.


Academy of Contemporary Music (BA Hons (1st)); Bournemouth University (GDip Law); Nottingham Law School (LPC); University of London (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in East Midlands

(Leading individuals)

James ConduitSills & Betteridge LLP

Displaying ‘superb professionalism‘, Sills & Betteridge LLP has seen a substantial increase in transactions in the financial services and technology sectors. James Conduit heads the corporate and commercial team and is sought after for share and asset sales and purchases, cross-border transactions, corporate finance and s.110 restructurings. He has also developed an interest in the digital and renewable energy sectors. For cross-border M&A, Martin Walsh is recommended, particularly for US-based clients. Euan McLaughlin brings complementary expertise in commercial contracts.