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Mr John Mitchell
Head of the family department. Chair of Lincolnshire Family Justice Board. Financial proceedings following divorce, mediation and representation of children.
Trained Nottingham Trent; qualified 1983; partner Sills & Betteridge 1985.
Deputy District Judge (1993-1996); chair of Lincolnshire Family Justice Board (2012-todate). Member Resolution; Law Society Mediation Panel; Law Society Children Panel.
Nottingham High School; Wadham College, Oxford (1976 BA (Hons)); Inns of Court School of Law Barrister 1980.
Liverpool FC supporter; running; poker; family and friends; RC church attender.
Sills & Betteridge LLP has a sizeable practice, which focuses on four key areas. John Mitchell, who leads the matrimonial and finances group, handles both divorce and financial cases involving trusts, pensions and farming businesses. An emergency work team, which is led by Chrystal Theofanous, is active in national and international child abduction and domestic abuse cases. Elsewhere, Mo Hayes heads up the care group, which handles complex regional and multijurisdictional work. Helen Derry, who leads the mediation team, is also the head of the overall family practice.