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

Sills & Betteridge LLP
Aquis House
18-24 Clasketgate
Karen Bower-Brown photo

Work Department

Commercial litigation.


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

With a particular focus on the real estate industry, Sills & Betteridge LLP‘s ‘pragmatic and sensible’ team in Lincoln and Boston handles a variety of commercial disputes, including breaches of contract, planning, professional negligence and shareholders’ claims. Lincoln-based Karen Bower-Brown, who previously worked as a litigator in London, specialises in landlord and tenant disputes and breach of contract claims. In Boston, partner David John‘s expertise includes property litigation, debt recovery and trusts disputes.

East Midlands > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Sills & Betteridge LLP, whose team garners praise for its ‘excellent service‘, excels in wills and trusts disputes, proprietary estoppel cases, financial provision claims and applications relating to the removal of executors in cases of wrongdoing by those appointed. The practice is jointly led by Karen Bower-Brown and David John. Bower-Brown is described by clients as ‘very experienced‘, ‘down to earth and approachable‘. Robert Pearson is another key figure.