Celebrating more than just Christmas at Ridley & Hall

Ridley & Hall are extremely proud to announce that two of its members of the Private Client department have just been awarded Full Accredited Member status of Solicitors For the Elderly [...]

Ridley & Hall shortlisted for leading legal awards on a national stage and here in Yorkshire

Ridley & Hall Shortlisted for Three Prestigious Awards  The firm has been shortlisted for the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards 2016 in the category of Excellence in Business [...]

Adoption Numbers Show Rise to Record High

The Department of Education has recently announced a record number of children adopted in 2013/14. Full details can be found in this BBC news article. Nigel Priestley, specialist solicitor at [...]

The Presumption of Death Act 2013

Each year in the UK around 250,000 people are reported missing.  Most of them are found but a significant minority each year remain missing.  The Presumption of Death Act 2013, which marks a [...]

What You Need to know About the New Inheritance Act 2014

On the 1st October 2014, the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 will come into force. The Act is a result of a six year project by the Law Commission, based on studies which have [...]

Battling Immingham Grandparent’s High Court Win – North East Lincolnshire Ordered to Pay £43,000

Immingham grandparents have won a legal challenge against North East Lincolnshire Council. The fight was over the failure of social services to provide  financial support after they took on the [...]

How Do You / Should You Hold Your Jointly Owned Property – As Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common?

When you purchase a property jointly, the co-owners should always be asked how they wish to hold the property as joint owners and generally there are two options; Joint Tenants – this means [...]

When is a Cohabitee not a Cohabitee…?

A recent case has highlighted the trauma and expense that will disputes can cause for cohabitees. Harjinder Kaur met Harcharan Singh Dhaliwal (known as Harry) in May 2005,  a few months after his [...]

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 [...]

Battling Immingham Grandparent’s High Court win – North East Lincolnshire ordered to pay £43,000

Immingham grandparents have today won a legal challenge against North East Lincolnshire Council. The fight was over the failure of Social Services to provide  financial support after they took on [...]