Court Rules Suicidal Woman Mentally Capable to Refuse Medical Treatment

In a groundbreaking case before the Court of Protection this month a 50 year old woman has been found to be mentally capable to decide to refuse medical treatment. An 8-hour hearing took place on [...]

All I want for Christmas…

Christmas can be a stressful time for separated parents when arranging contact with the children over the festive period. At Ridley & Hall, we notice that the most difficult discussions [...]

Carers Rights Day Event at Ridley & Hall Solicitors

Huddersfield solicitors Ridley & Hall held a drop in legal advice session at their office in Market Street on Friday 20th November to celebrate and support carers. Often described as the [...]

Charities Fight Will Fraud Case

A court has heard that an elderly woman is accused by four charities of fraudulently obtaining an inheritance of £1.6 million from her childhood friend. Hazel Turner is accused of misleading [...]

Rise in People Over 60 Getting Divorced

At a time when divorce rates overall are dropping, the divorce rate amongst people over 60 is on the rise. Ridley & Hall looks into this trend of ‘silver splitters’. According to the Office [...]

Ridley & Hall Publishes Newsletter Issue 13

We are pleased to announce that the 13th issue of News & Views has been published. It can be viewed electronically below.   Ridley & Hall Newsletter Issue 13 from Ridley & Hall [...]

‘Repugnant and Callous’ Son Removed as Mother’s Attorney

A court has removed a son as attorney for his elderly mother after he withdrew £117,289.45 of her money to cover his ‘out of pocket expenses’. Within this, he had ‘billed’ his mother at a rate of [...]

Nigel Priestley Advises Social Workers on Special Guardianship Orders

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall was a key speaker at Community Care Live in London this week. He was speaking on the subject of ‘special guardianship orders – are [...]