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.

Our experienced Personal Injury lawyers deliver a friendly, personal service to accident victims and their families. We have a particular interest in accidents involving cyclists.

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…

  • "To Alison, Thank you for all your help and guidance with buying our new home. You have been great at answering our questions and thank you for always getting back to us promptly. We are really happy with our new home and looking forward to moving in once the renovations are complete. "

    13 February 2018
  • "Helen, I just wanted to write and thank you, Sarah and Nigel for all your help and support in obtaining a Special Guardianship Order for our granddaughters. Thanks in no small part to your efforts, we have started receiving improved financial support from Derbyshire County Council. We will certainly recommend your services to anyone else we come across who find themselves in a similar situation to us"

    13 February 2018
  • "Johanna Allen was extremely professional, approachable, friendly & helpful. We would highly recommend Johanna and I will definitely be in touch in regards to my divorce and proceedings"

    22 December 2017
  • "Sarah was always very approachable and supportive and we are grateful for all the work she did for us and the persistence she showed in trying to ensure a positive outcome. The vast majority of communications were dealt with in a timely manner."

    6 December 2017
  • "I was reassured from the very first telephone discussion that Sarah would ensure that my views would be properly represented in court."

    30 November 2017
  • "We found Sarah Brown to be very professional and understanding. She was also knowledgeable in the specific area we needed support with."

    10 December 2017
  • "It was good to speak about my experiences with social services childcare, whom I felt had not been completely honest with me nor done their best for my Granddaughter. In fact, they put me through hell in a time I don’t need at my time of life. I thank you for trying to help."

    6 December 2017
  • "The process was very simple, clear and an effort was made to make my will as soon as possible and conclude before Christmas. Thank you"

    30 October 2017
  • "Helen was very friendly and personable as well as knowledgeable and professional"

    1 December 2017
  • "Highly satisfied with how easy it was, I have been putting it off for as long time as I thought it would be so complicated – it wasn’t! Thank you"

    14 November 2017
  • "My wife and I were dealt with very satisfactorily. Thank you"

    15 December 2017
  • "Excellent in every detail"

    15 November 2017
  • "Good friendly atmosphere made to feel at ease."

    5 October 2017
  • "Not an easy “sell” because of freehold purchase issues. However Laura stuck with it and eventually everything got completed."

    3 October 2017
  • "Mark was great and would highly recommend him to friends for future purchases."

    11 December 2017
  • "Over all experience was very good, with calls quickly returned, and explanation of the situation clear. Your staff were always polite and very helpful."

    19 November 2017
  • "I would definitely recommend you. I got first class service. Thank you very much."

    18 December 2017
  • "Really pleased with the service we received. Alison kept us up to date at all times and explained everything clearly. Would definitely recommend to others and I would use Ridley & Hall again"

    4 December 2017
  • "Easily one of the best experiences of working with a legal team, professional, approachable and completed our business on time. Stress free experience would recommend to family and friends"

    27 November 2017
  • "Communication was excellent and any issue was clearly explained – with good guide times. Not having purchased /sold in 40 years, my wife and I were dealt with in a very sympathetic and professional manner"

    23 October 2017
  • "Very friendly & approachable staff at all levels – very much appreciated."

    20 December 2017
  • "My sale was dealt with very professionally. The solicitor was more than happy to answer any questions or queries we had and always kept me informed on any updates. I was very happy with the service provided and all the staff members I dealt with were really friendly and helpful. Thank you to all the team."

    23 November 2017
  • "Ashley Sowerby was extremely helpful"

    8 October 2017
  • "Due to various factors which came to light during the purchase of my new property, I was very indecisive as to whether or not to proceed. Alison was very pleasant with me and helped me every step of the way. Her colleagues Laura and Calvin also deserve a mention. They were very professional, always helpful and never needed chasing up. They always did what they said they would do and got back to me immediately. A big thank you to you all."

    11 November 2017
  • "Dealt with very promptly and professionally."

    25 October 2017
  • "We were all very pleased with your service"

    20 November 2017
  • "We were supported excellently by Laura proctor – very good advice and a good listener through the stressful moments!"

    16 November 2017
  • "Excellent service, we will be using you again in the near future"

    1 October 2017
  • “Helen Notter was very friendly and personable as well as knowledgeable and professional”

    16 January 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’s 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

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Emma Pearmaine Family Lawyer at Ridley & Hall - Victoria Derbyshire, Coercive Control Freedom of Information request