Free Legal Advice Line for National Adoption Week

NATIONAL ADOPTION WEEK 3rd- 7th November DAILY FREE ADVICE LINE OPENS ADOPTION ADVICE This year’s National Adoption Week is focusing on siblings. Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley and [...]

Huddersfield Solicitor Lends Support to Missing Persons’ Guardianship Law

A campaign to change the law affecting missing people is a step nearer according to Huddersfield solicitor Sarah Young, following a joint APPG (All Party Parliamentary Groups) round table meeting [...]

Family Legal Aid – What is now available?

Legal Aid is still available for some victims of domestic abuse (including children) and for mediation for those on a low income/state benefits (outlined below) It is clear from recent evidence [...]

End of Life Planning

Recent research shows that many of us fail to plan properly for death.  This causes problems and stress for those we leave behind, at a time when they will already be feeling bereaved and sad. [...]

Is Universal Credit Coming Soon?

Sangeeta Enright sets out the up to date position on the government’s flagship policy. Universal Credit is one of the government’s biggest welfare reforms and was introduced in April 2013. It has [...]

Secrets and Lies; the Will of Lucian Freud

A court battle over the estate of the late artist Lucian Freud has put the spotlight on the little known area of law of secret trusts.  The artist had 14 children.  After he died on 20th July [...]

Help to Buy – Latest

Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, has cut the amount it will lend through the Help to Buy equity loan scheme to £150,000, down from £500,000. The reduced limit is [...]

Nephew Wins High Court Battle with Animal Charities

Seven animal charities who were beneficiaries of an estate have lost a High Court battle with the deceased’s nephew. June Fairbrother died in April 2011. She had made a Will in 1998, leaving her [...]

BBC South Presumption of Death Act news feature – interview with Sarah Young

Ridley & Hall Partner Sarah Young was interviewed by BBC South on 2nd October 2014 as a national expert on cases involving missing people (see news feature video) clip below. The Presumption [...]

Ridley & Hall Listed in Legal 500 for 4th Successive Year

Ridley & Hall is delighted to announce that we have been listed in the Legal 500 in three separate areas; contentious probate, family and private client work. The Legal 500 is a trusted [...]

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