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Sills & Betteridge LLP

46 SILVER STREET, LINCOLN, LN2 1ED, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01522 542211
Fax:
Fax 01522 510463
DX:
11025 LINCOLN
Email:
Web:
www.sillslegal.co.uk

John Mitchell

Tel:
Work 01522 542211
Email:
Sills & Betteridge LLP

Work Department

Family.

Position

Head of the family department. Chair of Lincolnshire Family Justice Board. Financial proceedings following divorce, mediation and representation of children.

Career

Trained Nottingham Trent; qualified 1983; partner Sills & Betteridge 1985.

Member

Deputy District Judge (1993-1996); chair of Lincolnshire Family Justice Board (2012-todate). Member Resolution; Law Society Mediation Panel; Law Society Children Panel.

Education

Nottingham High School; Wadham College, Oxford (1976 BA (Hons)); Inns of Court School of Law Barrister 1980.

Leisure

Liverpool FC supporter; running; poker; family and friends; RC church attender.


East Midlands: Private client

Family

Within: Family

The ‘organised, efficient and proactive’ team at Sills & Betteridge LLP stands out from competing firms through its strong focus on emergency injunction work and offers a vast array of divorce and childcare experience, including specialist expertise in forced marriage and honour-based violence, international child abducation, domestic violence and private children law. Mediator and practice head John Mitchell, Helen Derry, ‘extremely capable advocate’ Chrystal Theofanous, the ‘fiercely effectiveMo Hayes, and associate Victoria Rowson are among the key practitioners. Recent highlights include representing a mother in an international child abducation instruction after she had fled with her two children from Hungary to the United Kingdom to escape abuse from the father, involving a psychological assessment of the children and High Court proceedings.

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