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Yasmin Ahmad

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  • This was our first time in dealing with a solicitor and we were more than satisfied with the service. Many, many thanks to all members of staff

    Monday 20 February 2012
  • In the case of my friend, and now myself, total satisfaction was provided in every aspect from reception to completion. Your staff were most helpful in explaining  the best way to express my wishes in legal terms, making everything a most pleasant experience, thanks.

    Thursday 10 November 2011
  • I found the Wills & Probate team to be very compassionate and professional. I would not hesitate in recommending your company.

    Wednesday 17 August 2011
  • Thank you so much for taking my case on and nailing it for us.  It‘s all over and we are so relieved.  Thank you for putting up with my worries, fears, anxiety and stressful moments.  I and my family are extremely grateful to you and we got the outcome we deserved.  Thanks James so much

    C.N. – Essex Wednesday 14 March 2012
  • The Local Authority became involved with my grandchildren and I contacted Ridley & Hall Solicitors as I wanted to be their long term carer. I found their customer service to be excellent and felt that I was kept informed throughout my case.  During my appointment and in letters received information was passed on in a non complicated straight forward way I found James Cook to be marvellous and very easy to speak to and he always gave straight forward clear answers to any questions that I might have had.  The support staffs including James’s assistant Nicki were all lovely and I always felt that they had the time to speak to me no matter when I rang I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case and I certainly wouldn’t have gone anywhere else.  I would recommend Ridley & Hall Solicitors one hundred per cent to any grandparent who has issues regarding their grandchildren.

    M.A. – West Yorkshire Tuesday 29 November 2011
  • Thank you both very much for all your hard work and patience, we know it wasn’t as straight forward a job as it should have been but had it not been for your professionalism I’m sure it would have taken a lot longer. We will hopefully be back in touch soon when we have a buyer for our current house as we would like you to act for us again.

  • Adam provides a high quality and effective service that I do not hesitate to recommend to others. Good eye for detail and clear, timely communications. Highly recommended.

    Tuesday 11 February 2014
  • The service provided was of the highest standard from start to finish. Adam was friendly, thorough and professional which made buying our house easy and stress-free. I was recommended Ridley & Hall, and Adam in particular, by a friend and I would recommend him to everyone I know! Many thanks Adam

    C.W. Wednesday 22 May 2013
  • We found Adam and his staff to be excellent, to the point and very willing to go the extra mile to satisfy our need for detailed answers.

    Tuesday 05 February 2013
  • Just wanted to thank you for all your help and support in getting our house purchase through! I’m sure we’ve been the most bothersome clients you’ve ever had, but we really are grateful for your help. We are so excited to finally be moving and to really be able to get properly started on our new life back in England. We can’t wait to put up some coat hooks and pictures! Thanks!

  • Thank you for your e-mail and, whilst as you say the matter is not proceeding, I would like to say how impressed I was by your teams promptness and enthusiasm for keeping things moving at the time. I have bought/sold a few properties over the years and I must say this was very refreshing when compared to other legal firms that I have used.

    Wednesday 28 January 2015
  • I cannot express how happy I am with the outcome and the reasoning behind it. I am so overwhelmed by the success and the fact that I have finally been heard. I can now start to rebuild a normal life for myself and my daughter. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done. You have changed my life and I will forever appreciate everything. xx

  • I just wanted to say a big thank you for being such a fantastic mediator especially with the last session which was particularly difficult.

  • It was a very traumatic and difficult time in my life which Vicky was highly sensitive to me, and I am grateful for her manner and guidance.

  • Vicky and her team were always very good with me, I was kept up to speed at all times during my case.  Vicky was always professional and understanding during a difficult time for myself.

  • I am happy and will always use R&H as my solicitors in the future.  I think your service is brilliant and also its good to have a solicitor that will listen and take their time with you.

  • I came to see you with my son for the 30 minutes free consultation. I just wanted to say thank you very much for the advice and the way you worked with my son, it was really helpful. We got so much out of meeting with you and I just wanted to say I really appreciated the time you gave us.

  • May I take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for all your support and guidance over the last 18 months.  I will always be grateful to you for your candour and humour in equal measures, and for the way you have guided me through an extremely stressful and challenging time.  In a way I am sorry that – hopefully – I will not have need to contact you again!

  • My solicitor was professional throughout whilst being sensitive to my situation and the emotional distress I was going through. There was excellent communication at all times and everything was explained clearly. Vicky went the extra mile on my behalf and was supportive throughout the process.

  • Vicky, Just want to give you big thanks for everything you have done for me  I’m very thankful.

    Wednesday 12 March 2014
  • Thanks for all you have done for us.

    Wednesday 12 March 2014
  • I feel so lonely. My one salvation is a Facebook page that I managed to find and it was through this that I found out about Ridley & Hall and am so thankful I have – prior to this I felt I was the only person going through what I am.

  • This guy is amazing he’s helped me so much and I actually think he’s not in his job for the money. He does what he believes in and that’s the difference between him and most solicitors. I’ve had several phone calls with Nigel also a huge amount of emails and even a court appearance from 1 of his colleagues when we thought things was going wrong with our last SGO and I’ve never paid a penny for his help just about to start legal correspondence to LA and I can honestly say he’s not charging the earth. Keep doing what you do best Nigel you change people’s lives.

  • Thank goodness for people like you

    Comment from Kinship Carers Support Group UK
  • “Being at the ‘sharp end’ Nigel you are more aware than most that we are the cinderella service… Thanks for your concern…” | “Thanks Nigel for being in our corner.” | “Thank you for all your help and support.” | “Thanks for all your help” | “Thank you for supporting us x” | “Thank you for always putting our case forward so eloquently, Nigel. xx”

    Comments from Kinship “Foster” Carers Group
  • All SGO’s are so lucky to have you in their corner. We knew how privileged we were to have you in ours. More power to your elbow Nigel keep up the good work x

  • A huge thank you to Nigel for making what could have been a god awful day not so awful. He was amazing. Nigel clearly knew exactly what he was doing and we have complete faith in his abilities and we both feel as if we can move forward a bit now, Thank you again

  • Thank you so much for being on our side. It’s been a very stressful process. Why it has to be so hard to do what is best for these children is beyond me. I could not have got through without your help.

  • When this process started we both felt so alone and scared, not knowing what was going to happen or what to do about it. When I found Nigel’s details and read through the website, I was reassured you would be able to help us before I even contacted you. We contacted you upon receipt of the care order papers and were immediately reassured. You were both so understanding and non-judgemental. Up until that point we had always blamed ourselves for the breakdown but you helped us see that it wasn’t our fault and fought for us against the local authority. We will be forever grateful to you for standing by us and fighting so hard for us. Its given us both a real sense of ‘closure’ and we feel able to begin our lives once again.

  • Nigel Priestley is my solicitor too. I have just had my special guardianship order granted on Wednesday. If he thinks something is wrong he will query it and, most importantly of all, he makes his clients feel valued. He and his colleagues have been brilliant throughout the last 6 months for me and as I have said he listens to you…… he doesn’t seem to be led by social services so please contact him. xx

    Contributor on the KinKids Facebook page
  • I think your solicitor needs changing. I see it all the time on [Facebook}. They use family law solicitors who don’t have the full grasp of kinship and these solicitors end up agreeing a compromise with the social worker whereas Nigel Priestley goes in both guns blazing for whats best for the kids x

    Contributor to Kinkids support group on Facebook
  • My sincere thanks goes to you and your colleagues, especially you, for my excellent legal representation. I could not be happier with the outcome of my case. It was such a difficult and stressful experience and you have handled it with care and compassion. How lucky I was to have someone that was truly professional but more importantly personable and human too. Most of all though thank you for caring about grandparents that find themselves in this situation which you clearly do and that is what makes the difference between a lawyer and a very good lawyer. Words cannot give my appreciation justice. Your foresight on all matters on my case was truly remarkable. I owe the success and victory of my case to your dedication and perseverance, which you showed throughout. I will always refer to your firm if the need ever arises that I shall need any legal assistance again. Once again my heartfelt thanks and appreciation.

    Tuesday 28 January 2014
  • Words cannot convey how grateful I am to you for your help and complete competence on my behalf. Without you it would not have been possible. I am happy to report I have been granted Special Guardian Allowance for all three children AND it has been backdated to 7th Jan, when the order was granted. I am so so thankful and will sing your praises to everyone. I can never thank you enough, you wonderful man. After such a circus with all other so-called professionals. You, sir, are worth your weight in gold. Forever in your debt

    L.P. Monday 05 August 2013
  • You guys have been more than just representatives throughout the process.  You have been incredibly supportive and have always been straight-forward with your advice whilst allowing us the space to make decisions of our own.  I just wanted to let you know just how much we have appreciated that.

    Thursday 13 June 2013
  • We found the service you offered excellent.  It was extremely friendly, clear and concise, and the communication was informative and speedy with a minimum of fuss.  Sympathetic in the circumstances too.  P.S. Girls on reception – totally lovely, very personable and helpful.

  • All work carried out to our complete satisfaction. Thank you.

  • Jill was very kind and friendly making me feel at ease!

  • I would like to thank the both of you for your help with this matter. I did not realise what being an executor entailed. I know that things like this are an every day part of your jobs, and probably other wills are more complex. Again, though, thank you very much.

  • Jill dealt with us and helped a lot by explaining clearly.  She was very kind to two old people!

  • A first class service, professionally executed in an efficient and timely manner.  A perfect service – so improvements not applicable.

  • The initial appointment was excellent. We were very impressed at being able to have a home visit. Jill was clear, patient and understanding at this sensitive time.

  • As always, very happy with the service from Ridley & Hall. Jill is very professional and efficient in dealing with our wills. We have recommended her to our parents.

  • I just wanted to thank you for all the work you have done recently on behalf of me and my late mother. You activated the power of attorney my late mother had set up some years ago, you organised with a colleague the sale of her home and, latterly, you sorted out the probate on her estate. I’m hoping that I won’t have the need of your services again, in the near future anyway, but I do appreciate your expertise and the very friendly and personal way in which you have handled these matters.

  • To all who were dealing with my mother’s estate, I just want to thank you for all the support you have given me throughout from my mother making this Will with you. It has been a very difficult situation to have been in all these years, trying to get people to listen to me but I got there in the end and you were the people who actually listened.

    Thursday 27 November 2014
  • An excellent service provided for [mother’s] Will by Jill Waddington and Ann Silver. I would have no hesitation in recommending [Ridley & Hall] and intend to use it for myself and my partner if we require any legal services in future. Thank you.

    Tuesday 15 July 2014
  • Thank you all for your efficient services in winding up the estate of our very missed Mum and previously, the work you carried out for Mum and Dad. We would always employ Ridley & Hall if we need any legal services in future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends or familly. We will be calling into the office thank you and Anne personally. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and wish you and your families and colleagues a very happy New Year.

    Thursday 05 December 2013
  • Thank you so much for what you have done. I’m still in turmoil and can’t really believe that worry will soon be gone. The whole trauma of the situation has at times been impossible to cope with. I don’t really know how I’ve coped – good friends have been amazing. My health has suffered…and I feel about ten years older. Thank god your name was on the internet. I phoned the law society, the citizens advice centre, about twenty solicitors, the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland and the coroners office local to me but nobody could help the trauma I was in. Nobody could help until I phoned your office. I was treated with kindness and given hope that there was something I could do. I’m so thankful for that –  at least now I can try and make some sort of sense of everything and try to grieve for my amazing wonderful husband who meant the world to me. I miss him more than words can say. Thank you again Sarah for giving me hope when no one else could.

  • The case concluded as hoped.  I was at all times treated with courtesy, consideration and empathy by Sarah Young who was at all times professional yet approachable in all matters relating to a very complex case. I personally thank her on behalf of myself and children for the way she conducted my case which brought great relief and a most satisfactory conclusion and will help us move forward.

  • I would like to thank you both for your continued support through a difficult process. It has been a very frustrating time due to other people letting us down, mainly the Police  – but you have both persisted and helped to guide me through those difficult times. I wish you both all the best for the future and would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

  • I would like to say a sincere thank you so very much for all your help in my recent troubles… I would not and will not hesitate to use you again if it was needed. Once again thank you Sarah for everything, especially whilst I was dealing with the death of my mother at the time. It was a pleasure to have met you, and have your guidance. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • I wanted to say a big thank you for all you have done for me and my family. Getting the Presumption of Death order means so much… hopefully this order will let me put the things in place for my peace of mind for my own future and eventually that of our children. I hope that this new act will help many genuine people who like myself have been placed in an impossible position through no fault of their own. You can be proud that you have played a big part in the preparation and work to allow me to have this order granted so l shall be eternally grateful that your name was put forward…

  • Thank you for …..the brilliant job you did for me and my family. Forever grateful

    Missing Persons Client Saturday 20 September 2014
  • Really happy that they have took [my husband’s] name off the mortgage, I burst into tears when they told me, I am finally free and can look to putting the house on the market now and moving on with my life and I have you to thank for that. When J’s husband went missing in January 2012 leaving a suicide note in his car, she was devastated.  His body was never found.  J fell into arrears with her mortgage which was in joint names and was facing repossession.  Sarah Young of Ridley & Hall negotiated with the mortgagor and obtained a leave to swear death order for J which enabled her to take out a grant of probate.  This gave her the right to benefit from her husband’s life insurance policy and sell the home.”

  • I have referred a number of contentious probate clients to Sarah and have found her to be professional, personable and extremely able. The clients in question have always been extremely satisfied with the work that Sarah has done for them. I would heartily recommend her to anyone seeking advice in this area.

    Wednesday 16 May 2012
  • After the death of my Mother I had the responsibility of carrying out the job as Executor of her Estate.  This was a very daunting task, as unfortunately, there were major family issues concerning my mother’s Will. I appointed Sarah Young from Ridley & Hall Solicitors to act as my Legal Representative and the advice and support that was given to me was always professional and well thought through and I felt that a lot of the pressure that was put on me was removed by Sarah. I found her extremely diligent, she left no stone unturned and was exacting in her follow up to any issues that were raised.  My phone calls were always answered or if she was busy I would always receive a prompt call back.  Sarah made me feel as though, whatever I asked, nothing was too trivial or too much trouble and I felt that whatever time of day I phoned I was treated, on every occasion, as an important client. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah to any person seeking reliable, caring and professional representation. Sarah ALWAYS delivered what she promised.

    Wednesday 26 January 2011
  • I cannot thank you enough for the excellent care and courtesy I received in relation to my matter.  My grandchild is a very happy little girl thanks to your efforts of keeping her out of the care system.

    Friday 21 June 2013
  • Thank you very much for your help in assisting us with obtaining a Special Guardianship Order for our granddaughter.

    Friday 21 June 2013
  • I felt the need to write to you and your wonderful team of people for your great help you gave me when dealing with my case. From my very first visit to Ridley & Hall when I saw Johanna Allen I felt at ease and knew that I would get the support I needed. The sympathetic approach to me by your team helped me greatly to cope with what was a very difficult time in my life and as time went on I began to feel confident again thanks to your re-assurance and help. Many thanks Meena and Johanna and your secretaries. I will be forever grateful to you all.

    Tuesday 20 March 2012
  • My husband and I were confident from our first meeting that we were with the right solicitor. From the outset she had our trust and throughout our long battle she and the team gave sound, honest advice. Nothing, no matter how small the question, was ever too much trouble.

  • Excellent service – felt listened to, understood and supported at a difficult time. Would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.

  • I was very happy with the outcome, my family feel happier now… & I want to thank you so much for all your help, advice & support during the whole process, you have been a fabulous help to me & you made me feel confident & well informed as all that was happening during the whole process. You helped me & my family more than you will ever know & made it a positive experience. I can’t thank you enough for everything, Helen.

  • Many thanks for all your help and advice over the last two years, you were brilliant

    Wednesday 17 July 2013
  • I know [my case] is not over yet but I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and advice – I really am very grateful to you and your team.

    Friday 15 March 2013
  • Just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ for all the help you have given me throughout my divorce. You really have made a difficult and emotional time more bearable. Thanks again for your help and support.

    Friday 09 November 2012
  • A very personal and considerate approach to what was a very tense situation both personally and emotionally.  Sam came to my house and explained all the scenarios.  The case reached a very good conclusion.

  • I was very happy with the way my case was handled.  I was informed of progress all the way through so I knew what was happening at all times.  Sam Hirst was brilliant!  I felt a very valued customer.  Keep up the good work and high standards.

  • I was very satisfied.  Sam Hirst dealt with my very professionally and sympathetically.  She used all her skills for a very good outcome.

  • I was very happy with Sam.  She was clear, easy to understand and friendly. I was over the moon with how easy she made things and the advice I received was spot on.  If I ever need anything in the future I will definitely be in touch.

  • A huge thank you to Sam, I could not have gone through this process without her.  She was there for me every step of my journey, and was there when I needed support, information and advice.

  • Polite and friendly, helped us through a process we previously had no experience or knowledge of.  I was completely reassured and had confidence to allow Sam to take charge.

    Tuesday 6 January 2015
  • I can’t thank you enough for the way the claim was handled. After being in the accident, the thought of making a claim seemed like a lengthy and quite daunting procedure to take on, but you were really helpful and communication was brilliant throughout the whole thing. There was never a point where I felt confused or left in the dark about anything that was unfolding with the claim and the way you handled things was amazing! A cyclist who was involved in an accident with a motorist.  Samantha Hirst at Ridley and Hall successfully negotiated a settlement with the motorist’s insurance company.

  • My claim was handled very professionally and dealt with really well and quickly on Sam’s part I appreciate all that Sam and the team did.

  • Victoria made the process quite straightforward and explained everything very well.

  • Vicky conducted herself professionally and with great care and compassion.  She was sympathetic to our needs and in what was and still is a difficult time she demonstrated real understanding and concern. You should be very proud of her.

  • Victoria was very professional throughout but she was also compassionate and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole experience.  She is an asset to the team.

  • Victoria Maude was very helpful, friendly and made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole time we were together making my will.

  • Victoria Maude was recommended to me by a neighbour. She has looked after my affairs since the death of my husband and has been kindness itself. I could not have wished for a better solicitor to act on my behalf.

  • I was very pleased with the service. I will be using you again for a house purchase.

  • Being a nervous person I found Victoria to be a very nice person who made me feel at ease.

  • The service I received was excellent all the way through. I will be using your service again in the future. I would recommend your service to others. Thank you again.

  • Victoria Maude is a very pleasant young lady who dealt with me in a very friendly manner. An asset to your practice.

  • This was our first time in dealing with a solicitor and we were more than satisfied with the service. Many, many thanks to all members of staff.

    Monday 20 February 2012
  • In the case of my friend, and now myself, total satisfaction was provided in every aspect from reception to completion. Your staff were most helpful in explaining  the best way to express my wishes in legal terms, making everything a most pleasant experience, thanks.

    Thursday 10 November 2011
  • I found the Wills & Probate team to be very compassionate and professional. I would not hesitate in recommending your company.

    Wednesday 17 August 2011
  • Just to say a big thank you to Hilary for her efficiency and her kindness which was very much appreciated.

  • Could not ask for a better service. Very competent.

  • I could not have asked for better. I had just lost my husband and had not been well myself. Hilary Sisson took a load off of my mind. I was dreading the paperwork and she explained everything to me so I could understand. She was a star.

  • I have always appreciated the professional and caring service I get, with a personal approach.

  • Quick and efficient service from a knowledgeable professional.

  • We recently made changes to our Wills through your Huddersfield office, and we were delighted and impressed with the pleasant and efficient manner with which this was dealt by Hilary Sisson. Please extend our thanks to her. Should the need arise, we would not hesitate to use Ridley & Hall again.

    Wednesday 04 December 2013
  • Excellent service, very friendly and obliging.

    Monday 04 July 2011
  • First class. No other word for it.

    Wednesday 11 May 2011
  • I was entirely satisfied with the work done on my behalf.  It was very helpful to be visited at home and Helen was pleasant, concise and efficient.

  • A special thank you to Helen Webster for her compassion, understanding and very professional help in concluding our requirements during a sad and distressing time in our lives.  Also a special thank you to her colleague, Ann Silver, who was successful in sourcing unoccupied building insurance. Thank you to all at Team Ridley & Hall Just continue maintaining Ridley & Halls high standards of professionalism, integrity and expert advice which is supported with compassion, concern and genuine care.  For me, Ridley & Hall are second to none.

  • A very professional yet friendly personalised service.  Excellent, thank you.

  • I wrote to my local authority 2 years after we gained a residence order for my grandson and asked to be assessed for an allowance. Helen Jarvis from Ridley & Hall solicitors gave me some excellent advice on how to do this and I now get a means-tested residence order allowance.

  • My first meeting with Sarah  Young was really great. She seemed to care about my situation and gave good advice on what we should expect throughout our case. My case has now come to an end thanks to Sarah. I would highly recommend her services to others in similar situations.

    Wednesday 22nd June 2016
  • Well, was first visit in court yesterday for possible Special Guardianship Order, huge huge thank you to Nigel Priestley and his team for all there help and support. Highly recommended to anyone who needs a solicitor.

  • “We all felt completely at ease during each consultation – friendly, but very professional and efficient throughout”

    Tuesday 28th June 2016
  • I cannot thank Ridley & Hall enough. I have been treated with empathy, care and understanding during the the most traumatic time of my life, to lose my husband in such a horrific way and then the thought I could have  lost my home as well is trauma beyond belief.   Thank-You Sarah.

    Tuesday 12th July 2016
  • I wish to thank you, Jill & Mark along with everyone else at Ridley & Hall who has dealt with  my Mothers case over the past months. As you can imagine the past two years have been a very emotional and stressful  period for my family  as my Mother first became ill and finally passed away. The professionalism and rapidity   we have received from yourselves has been a great help in these hard times. Personally it has left me with a very positive view of Ridley & Hall and you  will certainly be my first choice when I next require legal representation – but I’m sure you’ll forgive me  for saying I hope that time will not be too soon 😉 Again thank you all your help.

    Thursday 7th July 2016
  • I wish to thank you, Jill & Mark along with everyone else at Ridley & Hall who has dealt with  my Mothers case over the past months. As you can imagine the past two years have been a very emotional and stressful  period for my family  as my Mother first became ill and finally passed away. The professionalism and rapidity   we have received from yourselves has been a great help in these hard times. Personally it has left me with a very positive view of Ridley & Hall and you  will certainly be my first choice when I next require legal representation – but I’m sure you’ll forgive me  for saying I hope that time will not be too soon 😉 Again thank you all your help.

    Thursday 7th July 2016
  • "I would personally recommend Ridley & Hall to anyone who is having issues with support from the local authority... A personal huge thank you to Tracey Ling my solicitor for supporting me and my my family. They've been amazing abd patient when things were difficult for me and I am so glad I made that step and called. We can enjoy  being a family for the first time in months." Claire, Middlesbrough

    Tuesday 9th August 2016
  • "My husband Jakub went missing on 2nd January 2012, I was beside myself and had no idea how to deal with the situation. The Missing Persons Bureau gave me a couple of names of some solicitors who specialised in this field, so I rang them and I instantly took a liking to Sarah.  When we first spoke she was very sympathetic to my situation and assured me that she would do her utmost to get everything sorted. At the time I was working 3 jobs to try an keep my mortgage payments going, but unfortunately I wasn't able to meet them and started to get in arrears with my mortgage, and the mortgage company started re-possessing proceedings.  Having to deal with all the financial problems let alone my emotional problems was starting to take it's toll on me, but Sarah came to the rescue and managed to liaise with the mortgage company and she eventually saved my house so I didn't become homeless. We came upon many obstructions during the 3 1/2 years that Sarah and her team worked on my case but Sarah and her PA Tracey were always positive that we would get everything resolved. There were days that I would ring either Sarah or Tracey in tears because I didn't think I could cope anymore and they were so brilliant with me, telling me that everything will be alright in the end, and they were right, every problem has been sorted. I cannot express my thanks enough.  Sarah and Tracey are so approachable and treated me more like a friend rather than a client, which is what you need when you are going through this horrific experience. So once again, thank you Sarah, Tracey and all of your team for giving me my life back. If you ever find yourself in my situation, do not hesitate to contact Sarah and her team, they really are one team in a million". Much love Jo

    Tuesday 30th August 2016
  • As always excellent service and advice, very friendly and caring atmosphere. You feel that you are being 'put first'.  

    12th September 2016
  • Adoption breakdowns are extremely distressing so it makes all the difference knowing that Nigel truly understands and is there fighting for what is right, every step of the way. I was very impressed with the responsiveness and genuine concern shown by everyone I had contact with on this case, with special thanks to Jane who always has a kind word.

    16th August 2016
  • Thanks so much David - you're a star for working this out for me.

  • Thanks so much. You have been ace!

  • Thanks David that's great news. Your persistence paid off!

  • Rest assured if I have any more legal requirements Ridley and Hall will be the first to know!

  • "I would like to thank you again for all your help,  you played a massive part in the weight that was lifted from my shoulders. It is was very much appreciated."

    24 May 2017
  • Vicky helped me a lot. Always got back to me as soon as possible. Vicky was very kind and very helpful, very easy to talk to. Overall very very happy and if need be would ask for Vicky again.

    11th October 2016
  • Thank you so much for all your help with everything, you've made the whole thing as straight forward as possible. This process (and witnessing the shambolic behaviour of the seller's conveyancer) has taught me that a good lawyer is priceless when moving! - Doreena H, London    

    11th November 2016
  • Dear Jill, Many Thanks for your hard work and kindness during my troubled times.  

    Friday 9th December 2016
  • Dear Jill,  Many thanks for your excellent service, you've made a difficult time a lot easier.

    Tuesday 6th December 2016
  • “Helen Proved to be a very friendly, competent and efficient member of your team. She dealt with our queries very professionally and showed great knowledge when preparing our wills.”

    6th December 2016
  • "Thank you for all your hard work in this matter. We are able now to put closure to this and have a great Christmas as a family and a promising new future with new aspirations and goals for the future. It is a relief to put an end to this. I can't thank you and Sarah enough for your compassion and commitment through the last few months, just wished I had sought your help sooner and this would not have lasted this long. I will definitely be singing your praises to all we know as a competent and professional Law firm."

    22nd December 2016
  • "Hi Adam, many thanks for all your help in completing the sale. We were took aback how much detail you covered in a short time scale, would you also pass on our thanks to your team who we know worked hard on this." - Terry & Susan, Leeds West Yorkshire

    Monday 9th January 2017
  • "Thanks very much for all your help!  If we ever need any help like this again (and with Social dragging their feet over the legal paperwork to ratify the placement, it looks increasingly likely), you will be the first port of call!"        

    Thursday 5th January 2017
  • "Our meetings with Jill Waddington were very good and she was very helpful."

    12th January 2017
  • "Victoria Maude was great to deal with. Very friendly and efficient."

    Friday 6th January 2017
  • "I found Miss Maude very helpful and sympathetic to my reasons for wishing to make a new will at this time."

    Wednesday 18th January 2017
  • "Victoria was thorough yet sensitive considering I’d just lost my husband. She made time and didn’t rush me."

    Friday 27th January 2017
  • "Helen W proved to be a friendly, competent and efficient member of your team. She dealt with our queries very professionally and showed great knowledge when preparing our wills."

    Thursday 12th January 2017
  • "Cannot praise Helen Webster enough! She was very friendly and helpful."

    Monday 23rd January 2017
  • "Helen Webster was very helpful, patient and her clear speaking was easy to understand with my hearing problems."

    Tuesday 24th January 2017
  • "Helen made my making of a new will very easy. She was very understanding, because my family issues are a bit complicated and she helped me a lot. So easy to talk to. I think she is definitely in the right job and I shall recommend her."

    Wednesday 1st February 2017
  • "I found Hilary very helpful. She explained everything I needed to know. My new will was ready to sign within two weeks of our first meeting. Excellent service."

    Monday 23rd January 2017
  • “To say I’ve been blown away so far after one conversation is an understatement. They definitely get my vote. Sincere thanks go to this group for recommending Ridley & Hall”.

    Friday 13th January 2017
  • “Thank you Helen. You helped so much. You have no idea what this means to me, I can't thank you enough. My granddaughter will have a wonderful life and you helped make that happen."

  • “Well done Helen you are doing a great job helping families in difficult situations. Thank you”

  • “I received the backdated allowance – it took Helen Jarvis 3 weeks to get what I’d been fighting 3 years for!”

  • Samantha Hirst is a very efficient young lady. It was a pleasure to meet her, and her experience shines through.

    Tuesday 14th January 2017
  • "Thank you so much for all your hard work on the case and your sensitivity throughout."

    Wednesday 25th January 2017
  • “My wife and I are completely satisfied with the manner in which Jill has advised and completed our wills.  Should we require further assistance in the future we shall have no hesitation in contacting Jill. Many Thanks.”            

    Wednesday 1st March 2017
  • “To Mark and Helen, Thank you so much to you both for making all our legal needs go so smoothly! Best wishes Clare & Jane”  

    Friday 24th February 2017
  • “To Mark and Helen, Thank you so much to you both for making all our legal needs go so smoothly! Best wishes Clare & Jane”  

    Friday 24th February 2017
  • "Just a quick email to thank you guys for sorting out the house purchase so efficiently in what seemed like an impossible time scale of 28 days. Thanks again and will be recommending everyone to you guys going forward."

    Tuesday 28th February 2017
  • "I can't thank you enough for your help- you have saved me from many more sleepless nights and endless worry! You wouldn't believe how many hours I have spent trying to find practical advice on this and you have set it all out so clearly and concisely. I am so hugely grateful."    

    Wednesday 8th March 2017
  • "Excellent conveyancing service. Alison and Laura both very helpful, professional and friendly."  

    Friday 31st March 2017
  • "Nigel was brilliant in Court. You (Jane - PA to Nigel) and Nigel always believed in us and that meant so much - you always did what we asked and went that extra mile. Thank you."

    Thursday 6th April 2017
  • The experience I have had has been far superior to my previous experience with solicitors. I was kept fully informed of progress and felt very well looked after and represented. Outstanding! Thank you very much.

    Tuesday 11th April 2017
  • "Jill, your speedy and efficient way of dealing with this is much appreciated."

    Thursday 13th April 2017
  • Finally feel like we are not alone. I have contacted Nigel Priestley...Felt heard & understood. - Sarah H

    Wednesday 26th April 2017
  • I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so much for yesterday. It was really good to have someone on board who is forth right but also not emotionally involved.  Your clear eyes on the situation has been a god send and your valued insight has been fantastic. I learned a lot!  After 3.5 years of consistent social worker involvement its brought us all to tears that its nearly over. My guard can finally be lowered and I will be allowed to just be a Mum, getting on with it. - Julie K 

    Friday 28th April 2017
  • "Just wanted to say thanks for your support and for being so frank. Appreciate where you've got us."

    Tuesday 16th May 2017
  • "Hi Nigel, as you know, it is with GREAT pleasure that I can announce the forthcoming return of my grandson to his rightful place within his family following the local authorities application being rejected by the judge ......it surely couldn't have been achieved without the intervention of one particular FANTASTIC solicitor who believed I was worth fighting for - I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart Nigel for all your hard work in helping to achieve this outcome ???????????????? xx"

    Wednesday 10th May 2017
  • "I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to both yourself and the rest of the team at Ridley & Hall for assisting me in negotiating the shark infested waters of the past year. From my initial contact with Rosie and my subsequent dealings with all the support staff and professionals I have been treated with care and consideration, in my view, above and beyond the norm. I would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever about recommending the firm to anyone who will listen."

    Thursday 11th May 2017
  • "I just want to send you a quick e-mail to say thank you for your help and support over the last few months. I do not know what would have been foisted upon us as a family without your guidance I know we are at the start of a long road, but at least we now have the direction and support to perhaps find the correct destination for everyone involved in the journey."

    Monday 8th May 2017
  • "Hello Laura, I’m only sending this text at this unearthly hour because you will (hopefully) probably be asleep and hence not be disturbed. As always you have given us as much time as necessary and been kind and understanding of the situation in which we found ourselves. In my view (even at your relatively young age!), you not only have the knowledge but also the experience and wisdom to deal with complicated, challenging matters as ours.  Once again, we are indebted to you for the kindness and consideration which you have showed.”

    Tuesday 9th May 2017
  • "Hello Laura, Thank you for everything, and do not a shred of doubt that this could not have gone as well as it has without guidance. I will of course speak with you in more detail, to express our gratitude and ask how best we can show this."

    Friday 12th May 2017
  • Sarah and her staff were perfection.  

    Wednesday 24th May 2017
  • "Just wanted to say thank you for all your help. When we look to sell and buy a new home we will be in touch. Thank you. Clair and Brent"

    Monday 12th June 2017
  • “Thank you for your ongoing support during the proceedings with my granddaughter.  I am thrilled we have reached a positive outcome” - Yorkshire Client

    Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • “Thank you very much for reuniting our family” - West Yorkshire Client  

    Monday 26th June
  • “I never thought I would write a testimony saying how wonderful the solicitor at Ridley and Hall was but here I am doing just that. Initially I was sceptical and fearful whether or not my decision to choose Ridley and Hall was the correct one. I need not have feared as it was one of the best decisions I ever made. My solicitor at that time was James Cook of Ridley and Hall. He superseded any expectation I could have had of a solicitor. I felt valued and that my thoughts and opinions were well respected and listened too. Ridley and Hall were also were also very accommodating of my disabilities and I would describe them as disability friendly. James Cook responded to all my emails, phone calls and voicemail messages in a prompt and timely manner. If no immediate response could be provided, James Cook ensured a prompt time by which he could respond in full. James Cook went the extra mile (and many more!!!) and helped me to achieve the quickest and most appropriate response for my family. I will always be truly grateful to him for this. Words will never truly express my gratitude to him (James Cook) for the outstanding service and result he achieved for my family and I. Thank you James James Cook was not the exception to the rule at Ridley and Hall. I had dealings with various other solicitors at Ridley and Hall (namely Sarah Brown and Samantha Sanders) They too were efficient, respected my views and dealt with matters in hand in a prompt and timely manner and we're always helpful.” - C S – 2016  

    Friday 23rd June
  • Thank you so much for what you have done for me”  

    KD – West Yorkshire Thursday 22nd June
  • “Thank you for helping me achieve the best outcome possible.  Thank you for your time and work, it is very much appreciated”

    Tuesday 20th June
  • "During my dealings with Ridley and Hall I had an equally high opinion of the secretaries of the solicitors (namely Abbey and Nicola) and the reception staff. All staff I dealt with at Ridley and Hall were genuinely lovely and all staff ensured every call or email was responded too in a prompt and timely manner. I am so glad I researched solicitors before deciding to choose Ridley and Hall and I would recommend them to anyone needing their services either now or in the future. I say with great sincerity - thank you to all the staff at Ridley and Hall yet, those 2 words could never be enough to truly show Ridley and Hall how grateful I will always be to all of staff. Keep being as great as I will always remember you to be and, Ridley and Hall will continue to change the lives of those that cross your paths for the better." - C S – 2016

    June 30th 2017
  • "To Laura, I want to thank you for standing for me, I will forever use you as an  example to my Emillie of what girl power really looks like.  You are incredible thank you so much for the role you played in reuniting me and Emillie. Love Always."

    30 June 2017
  • "I just want to thank you for everything you’ve done for my family Laura. If it wasn’t for you I’d probably still be on drugs, without Noah. Without him I had nothing to live for, I know that sounds dramatic but it’s true. You are so important to all of us. Thank you so so much."

    25 June 2017
  • "Really good person centred legal/professional support (and I’m not just saying it) That’s how I always look at service. Its lovely to see really person centred service in all areas of life/work not just care"

    7 July 2017
  • "We just want to say a big thank you for all your help with our house purchase, you have acted very swiftly and very professional during the full course of the purchase. We shall definitely recommend your service."  

    18 July 2017
  • “Thank you to everyone at Ridley & Hall especially Jill Waddington and Mark Thornton for all the help and support they have given us over the last 12 months”

    19 July 2017
  • “Thank you to everyone at Ridley and Hall especially Jill Waddington and Mark Thornton for all the help and support they have given us over the last 12 months”  

    19 July 2017
  • "Ashley was extremely professional and friendly throughout the selling of the property and buying another. Thanks to her vigilance with the conservatory roof we have everything in order. She communicated clearly and we knew what was going on every step of the way"

    24 July 2017
  • "Both Alison Mason & Laura were professional and helpful when required. Very happy with service received from both."

    24 July 2017
  • "Both Alison Mason & Laura were professional and helpful when required. Very happy with service received from both."

    24 July 2017
  • "More than happy. Thank you David."

    24 July 2017
  • "Very happy with service we received . All went smoothly, no problems at all. Many thanks Mark."

    24 July 2017
  • "The process of selling our house was very tedious due to our buyer. Ashley was very supportive and proactive at following up and pushing through for completion."

    23 July 2017
  • "Ashley was fantastic throughout all communications any questions no matter how trivial , was answered promptly and clearly . The whole experience was considerably less stressful than anticipated."

    20 July 2017
  • "I’d just like to thank Laura and  Alison once again. Any queries we had were answered straight away and both of their friendly manners and clear conveyance of information made the process of buying a house as easy as possible."

    24 July 2017
  • "I’d just like to thank Laura and  Alison once again. Any queries we had were answered straight away and both of their friendly manners and clear conveyance of information made the process of buying a house as easy as possible."

    20 July 2017
  • "We thought Mark was excellent and would definitely recommend him."

    20 July 2017
  • "Ashley was really great at explaining the process. She explained in clear terms and was always available to explain if we weren’t sure on matters."

    19 July 2017
  • "We found Adam to be a kind and professional person who was a pleasure to do business with. He went the extra mile to make sure our sale went through smoothly for us."

    24 July 2017
  • "From the very first day I approached Ridley & Hall, I dealt with Nigel and everything no matter simple questions from myself to bigger issues have been resolved with the utmost sensitivity and understanding."

    24 July 2017
  • "Nigel, an enormous thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have helped two wonderful families, both Julie & Sam. Thank you for making your way down to Worcester again. If my referrals are getting too much please let me know."

    20 July 2017
  • "Victoria was highly professional , but always warm and engaging . She acted speedily and efficiently. Great !"

    24 July 2017
  • "A long and potentially confusing situation made bearable due to Sam’s friendly and tenacious attitude. I felt comfortable leaving everything in Sam’s capable hands and feel she achieved best possible outcome"

    24 July 2017
  • "From my first to the last contact with Sarah, we received an excellent service, along with her team and PA It was a pleasure talking with Sarah, unfortunately we never met in person due to the travel distances involved"

    10 July 2017
  • "A quick line to thank you so much for the efficient and courteous way in which you handled a difficult matter for me. I could not have been happier with the way things went."

    9 August 2017
  • "Alison and Laura were very helpful and helped us understand each part"

    14 August 2017
  • "We are so pleased we found Nigel & Sarah. At last we found professionals who understand the situation and stood up for us. The knowledge & understanding of both Nigel & Sarah puts a lot of social workers to shame! It was lovely, and a relief, to have someone believe in us."

    14 August 2017
  • "Excellent service. Our case was handled quickly and efficiently. Thank you."

    14 August 2017
  • "Really professional, courteous service. All kept very straight forward and made us feel at ease. As this is the first time we have moved in 35 years, Thank you"  

    10 August 2017
  • "Excellent service – would highly recommend"

    31 July 2017
  • "As always another great service from Ridley & Hall. Would recommend them to anyone, and frequently do to friends and family!"

    1 August 2017
  • "The team were fantastic in the service they provided"

    30 April 2017
  • "Great professional approach with excellent communication. Strongly recommended"

    25 April 2017
  • "My experience was totally positive. I was very well looked after and represented. I look forward to working with R&H again."

    30 May 2017
  • "Thank you for all your help. Ridley & Hall were fantastic in the dealing of this purchase and come highly recommended"

    30 June 2017
  • "Very professional service provided, will use again in the future."

    10 June 2017
  • "Really happy with the service I received."

    20 May 2017
  • "I have dealt with various secretaries and always found their knowledge and advice extremely helpful. We were comfortable knowing that everything was dealt with swiftly and effectively"

    10 April 2017
  • It has been a very difficult situation but everyone has been very sympathetic and helpful – I feel they understood how difficult it was for me and did their best to help. Without this support it would have been so much harder"

    5 May 2017
  • "We’ve never known a solicitor like yours that actively helps people in desperate situations and against the odds. Also I am sharing your information on our support group every opportunity I can so others have your professional service in the future!"

    17 June 2017
  • "Excellent service from everyone"

    9 April 2017
  • "I was very pleased with your service , thank you so much"

    25 May 2017
  • "A friendly and professional service"

    7 June 2017
  • "Felt we were dealt with very professionally. Thank you"

    5 April 2017
  • "Very happy with all aspects. Staff all approachable, polite and friendly"

    9 May 2017
  • "We were very happy with all the aspects of the service we received. This was first class, couldn’t have wished for better!"

    23 June 2017
  • "Very professional advice on updating our wills and keeping them succinct"

    18 April 2017
  • "All communication and correspondence was dealt with quickly and efficiently"

    30 June 2017
  • "May I take this opportunity to thank Helen Moody from Ridley & Hall solicitors for changing our lives x Thank you so so much xxx"

    21 August 2017
  • We are so pleased we found Nigel & Sarah. At last we found professionals who understand the situation and stood up for us. The knowledge & understanding of both Nigel & Sarah puts a lot of social workers to shame! It was lovely, and a relief, to have someone believe in us

    15 May 2017
  • I want to thank you for your wonderful professional and emotional support on the day, which was as you say was extremely stressful for me. I do pray that the law changes so that other ladies do not have to have the same experience. It must have been difficult for you picking up a case that you had not had involvement in from the beginning, but I was so pleased I had you there with me!

    25 September 2017
  • "It all went really well I was expecting the LA to be difficult as they had employed a Barrister. A big thank you to Nigel Priestley and  Sarah Brown from Ridley & Hall Solicitors for your advice and understanding."

    28 July 2017
  • "It all went really well I was expecting the LA to be difficult as they had employed a Barrister. A big thank you to Nigel Priestley and  Sarah Brown from Ridley & Hall solicitors for your advice and understanding."

    28 July 2017
  • "Friendly, helpful, approachable, professional. Recently used them to act for us in the sale of our property and would definitely recommend them."

    26 July 2017
  • "I just wanted to say a very big thank you. We have been so impressed with your help over the purchase of the property and with the speed you have acted in. I will definitely be looking to use your services again in the future."

    24 October 2017
  • "Alison and Laura were very helpful and helped us understand each part"

    5 July 2017
  • "Really professional, courteous service. All kept very straight forward and made us feel at ease. As this is the first time we have moved in 35 years, Thank you"

    15 July 2017
  • "Excellent service – would highly recommend"

    5 July 2017
  • "Excellent service. Our case was handled quickly and efficiently. Thank you"

    6 August 2017
  • "Very happy with both David Amies and Adeel Hussain"

    15 August 2017
  • "A seamless experience – have always heard horrible things about the legal process of buying a house but Ashley was phenomenal!!! She moved faster than other components in the process (mortgage advisors and estate agents) – would HIGHLY recommend to friends and family and definitely use you again in the future. Ashley even came to meet me at a place and time convenient to me to make the sale go through in the time scale that I wanted – Amazing!"

    18 September 2017
  • "Dealt with Ridley and Hall since 1964 !"

    20 September 2017
  • "We are very happy with the way our Equity release was dealt with. Ashley ensured we understood the implications and explained everything very clearly. It was completed much more quickly than we anticipated, delighted !"

    25 August 2017
  • "As before, good job, Alison & Laura ! thanks"

    21 July 2017
  • "Mark was always available and very helpful. Always got back to me"

    21 September 2017
  • "Very satisfied will continue to use Ridley and Hall."

    2 August 2017
  • "Mark was extremely helpful in guiding us throughout our 1st house buying !"

    8 August 2017
  • "I was very satisfied in all areas I needed help with. Nothing was too much trouble. A big thank you to all involved."

    9 September 2017
  • "Very pleased with Adam's work , could always get in touch with him when needed and he was always happy to help"

    15 September 2017
  • "We are so pleased we found Nigel & Sarah. At last we found professionals who understand the situation and stood up for us. The knowledge & understanding of both Nigel & Sarah puts a lot of social workers to shame! It was lovely, and a relief, to have someone believe in us."

    27 September 2017
  • "We are so pleased we found Nigel & Sarah. At last we found professionals who understand the situation and stood up for us. The knowledge & understanding of both Nigel & Sarah puts a lot of social workers to shame! It was lovely, and a relief, to have someone believe in us."

    25 September 2017
  • "It seems from speaking to other families in a similar situation that Ridley and Hall are one of the very few firms all be it with adoption disruption so I’d say plenty of room for outreach and training to other firms, but aware Nigel is already a spokesman. Grateful to have found you"

    29 September 2017
  • "I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at your firm who have assisted in resolving my case. I would certainly recommend your firm to my friends and family"

    25 July 2017
  • "I cannot speak highly enough of Ridley & Hall and Helen Moody. You got what we deserved. Thank you so much! After trying over 20 solicitors and getting told about yourselves from Grandparents plus, you have changed the lives of 3 people. We are so, so grateful. THANK YOU!!"

    10 August 2017
  • "Just to say a big thank you to Helen for all her hard work and efforts in dealing with my case. If, in future, any of my friends require a solicitor, I will certainly recommend Ridley and Hall."

    26 July 2017
  • "As always another great service from Ridley & Hall. Would recommend them to anyone, and frequently do to friends and family !"

    2 July 2017
  • "Excellent service as always from R&H."

    12 August 2017
  • "We were very happy with the service we received. Thank you"

    29 September 2017
  • "We were very pleased with the service provided albeit a couple of confusing issues – but dealt with it in a professional manner and approach, concluding well. Anne Silver very helpful! Sue on reception friendly and polite, always helpful on the phone. Jill Waddington very professional, and good understanding with client. Laura nice and polite also."

    16 September 2017
  • "Nothing more to say, just keep up the good work, and a very big thank you to everyone. Well done!"

    3 July 2017
  • "My experience was good, clear and easy to understand. I was very happy with the way Johanna conducted business."

    25 July 2017
  • "The mediator was very sympathetic and I felt I was listened to and believed."

    26 August 2017
  • "We found that Sarah showed empathy and understanding of our case and handled it well. We thank her for her assistance in this matter and bringing it to a conclusion."

    4 July 2017
  • "From my first to the last contact with Sarah, we received an excellent service, along with her team and PA Tracey. It was a pleasure talking with Sarah, unfortunately we never met in person due to the travel distances involved."

    25 August 2017
  • "Excellent treatment throughout the case"

    21 September 2017
  • "The experience has been far superior to my previous experience with solicitors. I was kept fully informed of progress and felt very well looked after and represented. Outstanding! Thank you very much."

    10 July 2017
  • "Thanks for all your efforts yesterday, highly appreciated. It was a win win for every body and above all great outcome for the child"

    7 December 2017
  • "Thank you so much for everything you have done and when people tell me they would prefer someone local and long distance doesn't work I tell them my story."

    8 December 2017
  • "Daxa was friendly, thorough and spoke clearly without lots of jargon. I'd have no reservations in recommending your friendly and personal service to friends and colleagues"

    27 February 2018
  • "Thank you so much for your help and support during this difficult time. I really appreciate the time you have taken to listen to my concerns and the effort you have gone to"

    27 March 2018
  • "Ours was a complex case. We felt completely secure in the hands of Nigel Priestley and Sarah Brown. The outcome was the best possible given the circumstances. We would recommend them unreservedly and have done so already. Thank you!"

    10 January 2018
  • "It was a pleasure to work with Sarah & Nigel. They were always available when I needed to talk to them"

    25 March 2018
  • "David understood my requirements and did not make the process any more complicated and helped us complete before the deadline."

    20 January 2018
  • "Overall a professional and comprehensive service."

    3 February 2018
  • "We were extremely satisfied with your service. We will definitely use you again and recommend to family and friends."

    11 March 2018
  • "Service was excellent throughout. Very professional team"

    17 January 2018
  • "Ashley & Donna Miller were very helpful and professional throughout"

    5 February 2018
  • "Fantastic experience of buying our first home"

    20 March 2018
  • "Ashley is a great asset to the business. Could not have received better service"

    11 January 2018
  • "David was very understanding. Knew what I wanted to get sorted, he was more than happy to just get on with it and contact me when necessary. It gave me less to worry about. So thank you"

    26 January 2018
  • "Mark was brilliant! Cannot think of any improvements to be made. Thank you Mark! Will not hesitate to use you again. I will recommend to all."

    11 February 2018
  • "Excellent service from Mr Fletcher"

    2 February 2018
  • "You have been my solicitors since 1983 and have always provided a first class service. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others – and often do."

    19 March 2018
  • "Mark was extremely good at keeping us up to date. Liz was a great support and helped to keep us informed too – definitely helped keep our stress levels low. Thank you for an excellent service."

    9 January 2018
  • "Fast and efficient"

    8 January 2018
  • "Both Mark & Liz kept us well informed of the status of our house purchase and sale."

    30 March 2018
  • "I have felt well informed and well supported throughout"

    25 February 2018
  • "We have been customers of Ridley and Hall for many years. On meeting Helen Notter recently we have been very impressed by her professional, efficient but friendly way she goes about her work."

    5 January 2018
  • "Always very helpful, with a courteous manner."

    10 January 2018
  • "Made nice & easy for us - thanks"

    15 January 2018
  • "No further comments other than your service in every way has been superb. Jill Waddington has been exceptional and also the help from Ann to me."

    20 January 2018
  • "Jill explained everything to me and was extremely helpful and I have every confidence in her. I have also recommended her to my friend."

    30 January 2018
  • "It was a pleasure to meet Helen who dealt with my new will very efficiently and with a short timeline. A lovely young woman – so pleasant & courteous."

    5 February 2018
  • "Excellent service throughout and will recommend to friends & family."

    20 February 2018
  • "Helen made the process as thorough, stress free and pleasant as possible. It was a pleasure to meet her."

    25 February 2018
  • "Helen made what I thought was difficult, go well. Thank you."

    30 March 2018
  • "Helen was first class, particularly dealing with the situation with my now deceased mum."

    8 March 2018
  • "Helen Notter was very helpful when explaining the difference between percentages and shares. Also how monies could be transferred if one of my legatees dies before the other. She made the making of my will much less complicated than I had anticipated! I congratulate her on a job well done."

    12 March 2018
  • "Helen Notter was friendly, approachable, professional and knowledgeable. She adopts a common sense approach and is very easy to talk to. Also caring & attentive."

    14 March 2018
  • "Enthusiastic, thoughtful & considerate service. A thoroughly professional job well done. Thank you."

    16 March 2018
  • "Your service over the last eighteen months has been exceptional especially by the wonderful attention and kindness of Jill Waddington."

    29 March 2018
  • "Very happy with the service, would recommend to a friend."

    28 March 2018
  • "Victoria is very personable and has a relaxed manner with clients. She explained clearly the various options open to us."

    12 January 2018
  • "Everything went as quickly and efficiently as it could thanks to your expert team."

    10 January 2018
  • "I would like to thank Sarah Young for being above and beyond in her kindness and professionalism. I can’t rate her highly enough."

    23 March 2018
  • "Excellent service by all concerned."

    11 February 2018
  • "I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts over the last year. I found it a fantastic service from yourself and I’m using Ridley & Hall for the conveyancing of a property I’m buying due to that service. I’ll be sure to unreservedly recommend you to anyone needing legal advice now and in the future. Thanks again"

    3 May 2018
  • "What a fantastic job Alison Mason and Laura Proctor have done.  They were courteous, friendly and professional. This is the second time they have worked for us and on both occasions they have been amazing, we can’t thank them enough.  This last particular move was very stressful and frustrating as the lower chain were a bit of a nightmare but both Alison and Laura were brilliant and managed to sort out any problems efficiently and effectively."

    31 May 2018
  • "Thank you so much again for all your support. It was so very much appreciated. I will continue to recommend you without hesitation in the adoption community as advocates for parents facing similar hardships."

    7 July 2018
  • "As first time buyers we did not know what to expect from the process. Alison explained everything very clearly. We were surprised to learn how easy everything was and are very happy with the service provided. We will be recommending Ridley & Hall."

    12 April 2018
  • "It was a pleasure doing business with Ashley. She provided clear & accurate information in a simple and easily understood manner. The whole process ran smoothly and was conducted swiftly."

    30 April 2018
  • "I was very impressed with all the service and the empathy shown. Thank you"

    5 May 2018
  • "Fab service, very easy and straightforward re-mortgage. Thank you"

    20 June 2018
  • "Ashley was very helpful, very responsive to all our questions and helped to push things along when required. Many thanks."

    13 June 2018
  • "Great service, will use again in future"

    27 April 2018
  • "Adam was outstanding. Ashley was helpful too. Overall very happy with the service. "

    7 May 2018
  • "I would like to say how fortunate I was to have “the A Team” Adam, Ashley and Donna, assisting and supporting me through my house sale and purchases, with their excellent expertise. Amazing service!  I always have and will continue to recommend you. A thousand thanks."

    25 June 2018
  • "Excellent Service"

    25 May 2018
  • "We found Jill very friendly and helpful"

    20 April 2018
  • "Very highly satisfied"

    15 May 2018
  • "Thank you Victoria for a very helpful, friendly and professional service"

    15 June 2018
  • "Victoria has a good friendly manner. We are very pleased with how she dealt with us and my mother-in-law"

    10 June 2018
  • "Hilary Sisson was extremely agreeable and could not have been more helpful"

    21 April 2018
  • "I found Jill very pleasant to work with and she did a good job. Helen also was very pleasant and efficient"

    29 June 2018
  • "Victoria is fantastic, very friendly and professional. I would recommend her services to family and friends.  Keep up the good work"

    9 June 2018
  • "Very pleased with the way everything has gone. Victoria was very helpful and professional with the way she dealt with us, and we would recommend her to our friends.  Thank you"

    17 April 2018
  • "We were dealt with very professionally from start to finish by a very competent person who knew her subject. Well done."

    22 May 2018
  • "Helen was fantastic. Very clear and explained everything well.  Made the whole process so easy."

    2 June 2018
  • "At a very sad time, all contact was well received, and professionally conducted. Thank you."

    26 June 2018
  • "It was a very positive experience. Victoria was professional but welcoming, friendly and kind. The experience was much better than I expected and not at all stressful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ridley & Hall."

    23 June 2018
  • "A very satisfactory, cost effective service."

    26 May 2018
  • "Having never used any kind of legal services before I found this first experience very informative, friendly and relaxed."

    17 June 2018
  • "I found Helen friendly and professional and easy to communicate with over my revised will, thank you"

    6 April 2018
  • "Thank you for your help throughout the proceedings. As always your team make it a worry free experience"

    10 April 2018
  • "For what was an awful situation, everyone at Ridley & Hall, especially Sarah, was great, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, kind and answered all questions. Speedy responses always."

    21 June 2018
  • "Clear efficient service. Answered all my questions in a language I understood."

    19 May 2018
  • "Friendly & efficient service"

    9 May 2018
  • "Great service. The service from Vicky and Ridley & Hall was second to none.  Overall, a satisfied customer."

    28 May 2018
  • "Thank you for your speedy, "painless" and professional services. I cannot recommend you highly enough. "

    7 August 2018
  • "Thank you as ever, for all your hard work. Your services have been tremendous and we can't praise you highly enough."

    19 September 2018
  • "I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Vicky Ridge for helping my father with his Will, which required amendment. My father is very hard of hearing and the patience and helpfulness that Vicky showed to him was so gratefully received and appreciated.  Vicky also helped us to change a Deed, which again she did very promptly, but also with so much patience shown to my father. I would recommend anyone needing to draw up a Will or to amend a Will, that they contact Vicky. Wonderful lady."

    8 October 2018
  • "Myself and my family have recently had to use the Conveyancing Team at Ridley & Hall, specifically Adam Fletcher and Ashley Sowerby. Adam dealt with the purchase of a property for my father, who is extremely deaf, but Adam showed so much patience with him and was extremely helpful throughout the process.  Myself and my family can’t thank Adam and his colleague Ashley Sowerby enough for their extreme professionalism throughout, but patience and helpfulness that they showed to us all. Thank you very much Adam and Ashley – I would recommend them to anyone I know to use them for selling or purchasing a house!"

    8 October 2018
  • "We received excellent and compassionate service from Sarah at a really difficult time. We were more than happy with our experience. We are recommending you to our peers"

    5 July 2018
  • "We were so happy with our experience, we had never been in this position and weren’t sure what to do or where to go. We were emotional wrecks. Between Tilly & Helen Moody they put us at ease and explained everything from the very beginning. They also knew we were too emotional to understand it all. They were so patient and professional at the same time."

    15 August 2018
  • "Thank you for dealing with the case and for composing excellent grounds for statement. The service I received was very supportive and highly professional. I would have no hesitation in using your services again or recommending you to my friends and acquaintances. Excellent legal knowledge. Thank you"

    29 September 2018
  • "Outstanding service throughout !!"

    10 July 2018
  • "Great experience, thank you Alison and Laura"

    20 August 2018
  • "This was the second time I used your services and I am very pleased with you."

    21 September 2018
  • "First class service, friendly, efficient and professional, would highly recommend to family and friends and would definitely use Ridley & Hall again in the future."

    17 July 2018
  • "Perfect professional service from Ashley."

    13 August 2018
  • "Laura Proctor was the person whom we had the majority of contact with. She was sympathetic to our stressful course of events. We were on her books for 13 months! Alison Mason communicated with us in a clear and concise way. Together Laura and Alison were outstanding in handling our case. I cannot think of anything that Alison or Laura could have done differently. We have had Alison conveyance for us on the property we bought 12 years ago and would be asking her for help again in the future (if applicable). I readily recommend them to anyone that ask"

    25 September 2018
  • "David was very easy to deal with , professionally always returning our calls."

    9 July 2018
  • "Very efficient and helpful. Helped us out a lot by completing on the way we needed."

    24 August 2018
  • "This was quite a stressful time due to issues with our buyers but Adam and Ashley were able to keep me focused on my goal and explained options to ensure the sale went through swiftly."

    12 September 2018
  • "We found the service provided excellent. Buying and selling a home is very stressful. You took this factor away from us and made the whole experience bearable. Thank you. We would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family."

    27 July 2018
  • "Delighted with both Alison Mason and Laura Proctor."

    29 August 2018
  • "Very positive experience with Ashley - would recommend her to others for conveyancing."

    30 September 2018
  • "Helen Webster was friendly and helpful."

    8 July 2018
  • "Helen was brilliant from start to finish."

    3 August 2018
  • "Helen has a pleasant manner. Made me feel relaxed."

    13 September 2018
  • "Helen Webster has been professional throughout but also very supportive to my case. She has made contact when promised and helped me through the process to resolution. Thank you Helen"

    1 July 2018
  • "My late husband and I have always been highly satisfied since buying our first house in 1960 and since then making several wills."

    12 August 2018
  • "I found your service excellent and very satisfying."

    15 September 2018
  • "We were grateful for the firm’s expertise on matters particular to our circumstances. Thank you for guiding us through this process – and for your patience."

    2 July 2018
  • "Mrs Webster was very good at putting me at my ease. I felt confident with what she was explaining for now and future dealings. I would have no hesitation in using you again or recommending you to friends"

    30 August 2018
  • "I was very pleased with the professional attitude and I felt that when the time came to administer my will, it would be dealt with carefully and quickly."

    18 September 2018
  • "Victoria Ridge was very friendly, and instantly put us at ease."

    18 July 2018
  • "Victoria Ridge was very patient with us as we signed the documents incorrectly initially and then took a while to send the others in. Thank you!"

    19 August 2018
  • "After the sudden passing of my late husband, my family and myself could not have wished for any better service and attention paid to us all by Victoria Ridge and other members of the wonderful team at Ridley & Hall. Excellent all round."

    22 September 2018
  • "I would recommend Helen Webster. She is professional but at the same time puts you at ease. Doing a will when you have just lost your husband is hard, with complications in the family is not easy. Helen listened, gave me advice and answered my questions to which I’m gratefully thankful."

    9 September 2018
  • "We were very happy with the service we received."

    21 August 2018
  • "Excellent Service"

    26 September 2018
  • "I was content with the level of service I received, thanks."

    25 August 2018
  • "I didn’t know what to expect but was very happy with the service you provided, thank you!"

    6 July 2018
  • "I have dealt with Melanie Hartley. At all times, all members of staff have been helpful and professional. I would highly recommend the firm."

    28 September 2018
  • "We would like to thank you for everything you have done Nigel. You made it memorable for us"

    24 October 2018
  • "Thank you for the fantastic job you have been doing for us lately. It wasn’t easy one, however thanks to you and your team we completed the purchase of our first home, which we are so grateful. Special thanks I would like to direct to Calvin Turton. His hard work and dedication has really helped us out during the time of purchase. We just wanted to make sure you know how much he is valued and appreciated. It was an absolute pleasure to work and communicate with him. I would love to recommend your company to anyone who needs a help of purchasing property. Thanks again to your company and the excellent service provided by you and your delightful employees."

    12 November 2018
  • "Many thanks to everyone in Ridley & Hall for helping us get to this stage. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know."

    22 November 2018
  • "In two occasions someone from this firm has tried to help me I will never forget your kindness. I will always remember you and speak to my friends and family about the firm. I would recommend this firm to anyone because of the friendliness I have received from them again I thank you."

    12 December 2018
  • "We just wanted to thank you both for all your help and for everything you’ve both done so far at such short notice. Nigel you’re a legend you were amazing yesterday, thank you for putting us both at ease and all your help making sure Cohen stays with us. Helen your position statement was just excellent and we both can’t thank you enough."

    20 December 2018

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Yasmin Ahmad Commercial Property Ridley & Hall SolicitorsYasmin Ahmad

Solicitor – Commercial Property 

Yasmin qualified into Ridley and Hall’s Commercial Property team after completing her training contract with us in 2018. Yasmin is also part of Ridley and Hall’s charity committee and is passionate about the community.

Yasmin was awarded a 1st class honours degree in Law along with a Masters qualification from Northumbria University.

Yasmin will be helping with a wide variety of commercial property matters to include the sale and purchase of business premises, landlord and tenant lease matters, auction property conveyancing, community asset transfer and much more.

Outside of work Yasmin enjoys travelling and has recently backpacked around Europe. She also took part in the Erasmus programme where she lived in the Czech Republic for 3 months