Andrew Durkan > Sills & Betteridge LLP > Lincoln, England > Lawyer Profile

Sills & Betteridge LLP
Aquis House
18 – 28 Clasketgate
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Work Department

Wills, trusts, probate and affairs of the older client.


Recommended Lawyer 2023

Andrew offers specialist advice on all aspects of wills, trusts, probate, tax planning, lasting powers of attorney and issues involving the Court of Protection. Andrew also advises on issues relating to NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. Notable cases: Andrew acted for the family in the case of Re AD (2016, Court of Protection) successfully defending the application to rescind the deputyship order on the basis of recovery of capacity.


Trained Sills & Betteridge; qualified 1997; partner 2003.


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
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St Bernard’s Secondary School; Thomas Rotherham College; University of Manchester (1992 BA Accounting and Law (Hons)); College of Law, Chester (1993 LSF).

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Richard Bussell and Andrew Durkan are the lead lawyers for farming families, land and business owners, and high net worth individuals at Sills & Betteridge LLP. Its capabilities have been bolstered by the addition of David Wood, formerly a partner at Ashfords LLP and head of private client at Langleys Solicitors LLP. Wood is distinguished for his knowledge and experience advising farmers, landowners and landed estates, and on aspects of farming partnerships including their creation, using inheritance tax efficient vehicles.