Mrs Mo Hayes > Sills & Betteridge LLP > Lincoln, England > Lawyer Profile

Sills & Betteridge LLP
Aquis House
18-24 Clasketgate
Lincoln
LN2 1JN
England

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.

Memberships

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.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Family

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.