What You Need to know About the New Inheritance Act 2014

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

Ridley & Hall Re-accredited Lexcel and Conveyancing Quality Scheme

September proved to be a successful month as Ridley & Hall were re-accredited with both Lexcel and the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). Adam Fletcher, Managing Partner, [...]

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

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

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

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

When is a Cohabitee not a Cohabitee…?

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

Secrets and Lies – the Will of Lucian Freud

A court battle over the estate of the late artist Lucian Freud has put the spotlight on the little known area of law of secret trusts.  The artist had 14 children.  After he died on 20th July [...]

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

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

Litigation Team at Ridley & Hall Grows to Deal with ‘Ticking Timebomb’

Ridley & Hall are pleased to announce that Helen Dandridge qualified as a solicitor on 1st September 2014. Helen, who has a first class degree in law from the University of Northumbria, [...]