Ridley & Hall is an award-winning firm of solicitors, based in Yorkshire, but with a national reputation. We are passionate about making a difference to peoples’ lives by being innovative and forward thinking. We care about helping our clients to solve their legal problems. We avoid complicated legal jargon and are clear about the cost involved of any advice that we give.

Ridley & Hall has excellent Family & Matrimonial and Care Proceedings & Adoption teams which have been recommended by the legal publication the Legal 500. We specialise in divorce, financial relief, children, grandparents’ issues and kinship care.

We have nationally-recognised expertise in Community Care Law, supporting individuals and families in their challenges to local authorities.

The excellence of the probate and trusts work carried out by our Wills & Probate team is also recognised by the Legal 500. The team works closely with our Contentious Probate specialists in resolving often complex and high value inheritance disputes. The firm’s Court of Protection team can help with powers of attorney and all issues relating to loss of mental capacity.

We recognise that buying or selling a house can be a hugely stressful experience for many people. Our Residential and Commercial Property teams have a friendly and professional approach. We were one of the first firms in the country to gain accreditation in the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, meeting the highest possible standards for the residential conveyancing process.

Our clients say…

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

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

    6 July 2018
  • "I was content with the level of service I received, thanks."

    25 August 2018
  • "Excellent Service"

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

    21 August 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
  • "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
  • "Victoria Ridge was very friendly, and instantly put us at ease."

    18 July 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I found your service excellent and very satisfying."

    15 September 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
  • "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
  • "Helen has a pleasant manner. Made me feel relaxed."

    13 September 2018
  • "Helen was brilliant from start to finish."

    3 August 2018
  • "Helen Webster was friendly and helpful."

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

    30 September 2018
  • "Delighted with both Alison Mason and Laura Proctor."

    29 August 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
  • "Very efficient and helpful. Helped us out a lot by completing on the way we needed."

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

    9 July 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
  • "Perfect professional service from Ashley."

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

    21 September 2018
  • "Great experience, thank you Alison and Laura"

    20 August 2018
  • "Outstanding service throughout !!"

    10 July 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Thank you for your speedy, "painless" and professional services. I cannot recommend you highly enough. "

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

    28 May 2018
  • "Friendly & efficient service"

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

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

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

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

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

    26 May 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
  • "At a very sad time, all contact was well received, and professionally conducted. Thank you."

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

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

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

    21 April 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
  • "Thank you Victoria for a very helpful, friendly and professional service"

    15 June 2018
  • "Very highly satisfied"

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

    20 April 2018
  • "Excellent Service"

    25 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
  • "Adam was outstanding. Ashley was helpful too. Overall very happy with the service. "

    7 May 2018
  • "Great service, will use again in future"

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

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

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

    5 May 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent service by all concerned."

    11 February 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
  • "Everything went as quickly and efficiently as it could thanks to your expert team."

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

    12 January 2018
  • "Very happy with the service, would recommend to a friend."

    28 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
  • "Enthusiastic, thoughtful & considerate service. A thoroughly professional job well done. Thank you."

    16 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
  • "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 was first class, particularly dealing with the situation with my now deceased mum."

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

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

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

    20 February 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Made nice & easy for us - thanks"

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

    10 January 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
  • "I have felt well informed and well supported throughout"

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

    30 March 2018
  • "Fast and efficient"

    8 January 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
  • "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
  • "Excellent service from Mr Fletcher"

    2 February 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
  • "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
  • "Ashley is a great asset to the business. Could not have received better service"

    11 January 2018
  • "Fantastic experience of buying our first home"

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

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

    11 March 2018
  • "Overall a professional and comprehensive service."

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

    20 January 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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Excellent treatment throughout the case"

    21 September 2017
  • "The mediator was very sympathetic and I felt I was listened to and believed."

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

    3 July 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
  • "We were very happy with the service we received. Thank you"

    29 September 2017
  • "Excellent service as always from R&H."

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

    2 July 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
  • "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 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 satisfied will continue to use Ridley and Hall."

    2 August 2017
  • "Dealt with Ridley and Hall since 1964 !"

    20 September 2017
  • "Excellent service. Our case was handled quickly and efficiently. Thank you"

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

    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
  • "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
  • "All communication and correspondence was dealt with quickly and efficiently"

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

    18 April 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 happy with all aspects. Staff all approachable, polite and friendly"

    9 May 2017
  • "Felt we were dealt with very professionally. Thank you"

    5 April 2017
  • "A friendly and professional service"

    7 June 2017
  • "I was very pleased with your service , thank you so much"

    25 May 2017
  • "Excellent service from everyone"

    9 April 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • "Really happy with the service I received."

    20 May 2017
  • "Very professional service provided, will use again in the future."

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

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

    25 April 2017
  • "The team were fantastic in the service they provided"

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

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

    31 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"  

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

    14 August 2017