April Brings Landmark Changes in Family Justice

April marks two major developments in the world of family law with the implementation of the Children & Families Act 2014 and the integration to the Single Family Court. The Act which comes [...]

Ridley & Hall Easter Opening Times

Please be advised that the Ridley & Hall offices will be closed on Friday 18th April for the Easter weekend, re-opening Wednesday 23rd April at 8:45am. We would like to wish all our clients a [...]

Charity Summer Ball

We are hosting our Summer Ball in aid of our Charity of the Year, Macmillan Cancer Support.  The ball is taking place at Huddersfield Cedar Court Hotel on Saturday 14th June 2014 for 6:45pm [...]

Free Wills Month – Well Worth It For Charity

The Wills and Probate department at Ridley & Hall is pleased to announce the outcome of another successful Free Wills Month, having raised approximately £73,200 of future income for the Free [...]

“Stalinist” Response to Groundbreaking Report Which Challenges Government Approach to Adoption

On Wednesday 9th April 2014, the Department for Education launches a groundbreaking report on adoption. The University of Bristol was commissioned to report on adoption breakdown. The report’s [...]

Nigel Priestley Meets Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall recently met Rt Hon Simon Hughes. In December 2013 Mr Hughes was appointed as a Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties. The meeting [...]

Consider the Legal and Financial Implications of Cohabiting

Why I won’t be saying “I do” A recent article in Essentials Magazine entitled – “Why I won’t be saying I do” in which the article’s author Tamar [...]

How Do You Choose Your Conveyancer?

What follows is the findings of a consumer survey, details of which appear on Today’s Conveyancer, aimed at the conveyancing profession:- “A recent survey has revealed that most home buyers rely [...]

Gay Marriages; Equality at Last for Same Sex Couples in Life… and Death

New legislation at last brings an opportunity for gay couples to marry.  At the same time it will open up some of the same perils and pitfalls that currently face heterosexual married couples [...]

Landmark Case on Deprivation of Liberty

A Supreme Court decision last week has radically changed the way that we must treat our most vulnerable citizens. In society some people need restrictions placed on them to keep them safe. For [...]