Robert Pearson > Sills & Betteridge LLP > Lincoln, England > Lawyer Profile

Sills & Betteridge LLP
Aquis House
18 – 28 Clasketgate

Work Department

Commercial Litigation


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Robert joined Sills & Betteridge in 2015 and was appointed as a Partner in 2019. He acts for both businesses and individuals in relation to a wide range of disputes.

In relation to Robert’s business clients, he regularly deals with:

  • Contract disputes including issues relating to the sale of goods and supply of services, business sales and construction disputes;
  • Property litigation including dilapidation claims and disputes regarding easement; construction disputes and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

In relation to Robert’s work for individual clients, he has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Property disputes such as commercial and residential landlord and tenant claims, dilapidations, possession cases and neighbour disputes;
  • Wills and inheritance disputes, including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and claims relating to the removal of trustees and executors;
  • Professional negligence claims including disputes with solicitors and other professionals;
  • Disputes between unmarried co-owners of properties under the Trusts of Land and Appointments of Trustees Act 1996.

Robert is regularly instructed by a wide range of small and medium sized businesses, as well as local authorities, charities and individuals.  Robert has Higher Rights of Audience in Civil Proceedings, which means that he can represent clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court if necessary. He also has substantial experience of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

The contentious probate team at Sills & Betteridge LLP is best known for its work surrounding will disputes, proprietary estoppel cases and financial provision claims. Karen Bower-Brown is a specialist in contentious work, such as disputes concerning the validity of wills and financial provision claims. Robert Pearson is another important name, handling claims concerning the Inheritance Act.

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

Headed by Karen Bower-Brown, the commercial department at Sills & Betteridge LLP impresses clients with its ‘high degree of expertise and knowledge’ in disputes arising from breach of contract, breach of warranty, commercial property disputes, and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Bower-Brown is also noted for her expertise in proprietary estoppel claims. Increasingly active on contentious probate matters, Robert Pearson draws praise for his ‘calm and reassuring presence with a wealth of knowledge and an approachable manner.’