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

Sills & Betteridge LLP
Aquis House
18 – 28 Clasketgate

Work Department

Family department.


Recommended Lawyer 2024

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.


Trained: Sills & Betteridge; qualified 2003.


Resolution. Law Society’s Child Panel.


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).


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

‘Extremely experienced in their field with a wealth of talent’ Sills & Betteridge LLP‘s sizeable family law group is led by Helen Derry, a specialist mediation and in pre and post nuptial agreements. As head of the emergency team, Chrystal Theofanous is instructed in domestic abuse, children’s law, international child abduction, forced marriage prevention and complex care proceedings. Lincoln’s Mo Hayes and Jessica Firth-Brown are both well respected children law specialists. In Nothampton, ‘exceptional’ Siobhan Thompson and Nicholas Flattgo beyond duty every time to ensure that the children have best representation.’ Senior associate Ailsa Tennant is also noted for divorce, finances and private children matters. Dominic Lee joined from John Hooper & Co in May 2023.