Mr Martin Walsh > Sills & Betteridge LLP > Lincoln, England > Lawyer Profile

Sills & Betteridge LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.


Partner corporate department, advising on a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A, private equity and listed companies. Martin worked for more than 20 years in the City of London where he was a partner in leading English and American international law firms. Martin has concluded transactions across a wide range of industrial sectors, including telecommunications – acting for OTE (the main Greek telecom provider), engineering, renewables and property in various jurisdictions, including; USA, Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe and the Philippines. He recently completed the merger of Burst Corporation, the US AIM listed client with Blinkx plc, a UK AIM listed company, which is the world’s largest video search engine company in a $30m deal. Martin’s clients are frequently involved in M&A transactions with listed companies where his experience of listed company work proves invaluable.


Qualified 1984; partner on joining Sills & Betteridge in 2010. Previously partner Heald Nickinson; Wedlake Bell; Richards Butler; Radcliffes and USA firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey.


Basic French.


Law Society.


Family, golf, rugby, skiing and lifelong Liverpool FC fan.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Sills & Betteridge LLP‘s growing practice was boosted by the promotion of Euan McLaughlin and James Conduit to the equity in July 2018. Team head Andrew Payne has been a stalwart at the firm since the mid-1970s and is a leading name in the Lincolnshire market. The group also includes Martin Walsh, whose transactional experience includes deals with a nexus to the renewable energy and telecoms sectors, and also matters with cross-border elements. The firm also generates work from clients in industries such as agribusiness, healthcare, gaming machines, energy and retail. It is particularly strong acting for SMEs, as well as national and international businesses with operations in the Midlands. Tax expert Gary Phillips, who has been a partner at the firm since 1991, is another notable practitioner. Ed Capes moved to Fraser Brown in 2018.