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 [...]

Settle or Court?

Mr Justice Holman has, in the recent case of Ekaterina v Fields, told the couple that divorce court fights are “awful” and has urged her to try and reach a settlement with her estranged husband. [...]

Legal Aid Available for Mediation

We are really pleased to announce that we have successfully secured a legal aid mediation contract. This means that as from 1st February 2015, we will be able to offer both private and publicly [...]

New Year’s Resolve

Most of us are getting ready for Christmas, sorting out presents, and generally hoping that the hard slog of the last couple of months or so will be worth it when we join with family and loved [...]

Happy First Birthday Family First

A year after its launch Ridley & Hall celebrates the success of Family First. Family First is an innovative and unique service that supports families in need of legal advice.  This service [...]

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 [...]

Gwyneth & Chris – Conscious Uncoupling – In Love But Separate

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced on 26th March 2014 their intention to separate. They announced it on and said:- “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to [...]

Young Divorce – Lessons to Learn From a Bitter Divorce

The bitter and acrimonious case of Scot Young may not yet be over, despite the High Court ruling in November 2013 that Michelle Young be awarded £20 million. The judge said that he felt sympathy [...]

Family First is Two Month’s Old

Our innovative Family First department is 2 months’ old but we have over 50 years’ of Family law experience. Please choose us to help you

Elderly couples ‘Need More Relationship Guidance’

Elderly couples ‘need more relationship guidance’, BBC news 27.06.13 By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter Elderly people in the UK should be offered more relationship [...]

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