Woodfines Solicitors’ Consultant Solicitor, Tim Sills, celebrates fifty years as a qualified solicitor on 1st November 2016, a feat achieved by few legal professionals.
Tim qualified into the profession shortly after the England Football Team won their only World Cup to date, following his father, Tom Sills, and great uncle, Edward Sills, into the legal world. Since Tim’s great-great-uncle, Edward Leeds Smith, opened his solicitor’s office in 1864, the family have all practised in Bedford Road in Sandy, from where Woodfines continues to operate to this day.
As a Consultant, Tim continues to provide specialist legal advice to clients in relation to Commercial Property and Rural Land matters, and is an active member of the farming community, having advised many families and individuals within Bedfordshire’s agricultural community over the years.
He was also the Under Sheriff of Bedfordshire (a legal appointment) between 1988 and 2007. Since 1990, he has been a Deputy Lieutenant for Bedfordshire; a Crown appointment which means that he may represent the Lord-Lieutenant at functions and shows his commitment to Bedfordshire, where he has lived his whole life. He was a non-executive director of Sidney C. Banks plc for over twenty years.
Tim is a keen golfer and cricket-lover, and plans to spend the day of his fifty-year qualification celebrating with his family and enjoying a round of golf at John O’Gaunt Golf Club in Sandy, where he is a member.
Managing Partner of Woodfines, Adrian Frost, said: “We are very honoured to have had a solicitor of Tim’s calibre work with us for so many years, and look forward to having him continue to share his experience with us and his clients in the years to come.”