Tips for Silver Splitters – How to Make the Best of your Retirement on Divorce

There is a rise in “grey divorces”.  In 2011, 16,000 people aged 60 plus divorced, which was almost twice as many as 10 years earlier.  Quite often, those divorcing upon retirement bring a [...]

The No Fault Divorce Bill

The No Fault Divorce Bill is due to have its second reading through the House of Commons on the 22nd April 2016. Richard Bacon MP introduced the bill in October 2015. The bill proposes to [...]

Ridley & Hall Takes Part in Sport Relief

On Friday 18th March Ridley & Hall took part in some fun activities for Sport Relief. From kick ups to hula hooping and sweepstakes to a bake sell, the firm enjoyed taking part in helping to [...]

Fairy Tale Ending for West Yorkshire Grandma!

A West Yorkshire grandmother is celebrating receiving a back payment of over £110,000 this week from a local authority. The grandmother who cannot be named for legal reasons began caring for her [...]

Divorce Fees Set to Rise

Divorce Petition fees are going up from £410 to £550 on Monday 21st March 2016. We received notification in or around September of 2015 that court fees would rise before the end of the year. This [...]

Shared Residence of the Children

Should we share care of the children? This is a question I hear more frequently now as a family lawyer than I did say 10 years ago. Shared care does seem to be something that a lot of couples are [...]

Special Guardianship – a Poor Relation to Adoption?

Nigel Priestley with Mrs Justice Parker DBE, Family Division Liaison Judge South Eastern Circuit speaking at St Catherine’s College Oxford on ‘Special Guardianship – A Poor [...]

Divorce and the Celebrity

A week after Cheryl Fernandez-Versini decided to divorce her husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after a 18 month marriage, the celebrity divorce lawyer in America, Laura Wasser, has [...]

Community Asset Transfers – Something for Nothing?

Why are local authorities giving away buildings? Towns and villages across the country will have community buildings and land, which are intended for use by the wider community, whether it be [...]