Mr Gary Phillips > Sills & Betteridge LLP > Lincoln, England > Lawyer Profile

Sills & Betteridge LLP
Aquis House
18-24 Clasketgate
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Work Department

Corporate and commercial.


Gary handles a wide variety of complex non-contentious and contentious matters in the commercial law arena, including commercial property and tax. The work Gary has undertaken includes shareholder disputes with a value exceeding £30m and the re-organisation of several of Lincolnshire’s and Nottinghamshire’s multi-million pound agricultural businesses. Gary led one of the first challenges to decisions under the EU carbon trading regime, and has been heavily involved in planning disputes of national and regional importance, including a contest with one of the country’s leading supermarket chains, a major trunk road scheme (A453), one of the UK’s largest wind farms, precedent setting laws on bankruptcy and the saving of an historic landmark building. He is the ‘go to’ man of the team for difficult legal questions from the EU Consumer Credit Directive to 18th century highways law. He is one of only 800 notaries public in England which enables him to attest commercial and other documents for use abroad.


Trained Sills & Betteridge; qualified 1989; partner in present firm 1991.


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Notaries Society.


Charnwood Comprehensive; Oxford University (1986 BA Jurisprudence, 1991 MA); College of Law, Chester (1987 SFE); Cambridge University (2009 PGDip Notarial Practice); Reading University (20011 MA (Res) Legal History).