Karen Bower-Brown > Sills & Betteridge LLP > Lincoln, England > Lawyer Profile

Sills & Betteridge LLP
Aquis House
18 – 28 Clasketgate
Karen Bower-Brown photo

Work Department

Commercial litigation.


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Partner specialising in commercial litigation with a particular specialisation in contentious probate work.


Trained Janners; qualified 1988; Sills & Betteridge 1999; partner 2003. Director Karen Bower-Brown Ltd. Winner of Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Award 2016 for contentious probate – outstanding expertise & contribution


Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.


Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls; Barnard College, Columbia University, New York (1981 BA; 1985 LLB).


Classical music, reading, running (slowly).

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

The contentious probate team at Sills & Betteridge LLP is best known for its work surrounding will disputes, proprietary estoppel cases and financial provision claims. Karen Bower-Brown is a specialist in contentious work, such as disputes concerning the validity of wills and financial provision claims. Robert Pearson is another important name, handling claims concerning the Inheritance Act.

East Midlands > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Headed by Karen Bower-Brown, the commercial department at Sills & Betteridge LLP impresses clients with its ‘high degree of expertise and knowledge’ in disputes arising from breach of contract, breach of warranty, commercial property disputes, and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Bower-Brown is also noted for her expertise in proprietary estoppel claims. Increasingly active on contentious probate matters, Robert Pearson draws praise for his ‘calm and reassuring presence with a wealth of knowledge and an approachable manner.’