National Crime Agency Data Shows increase in Missing People

In England and Wales a person is reported missing every 90 seconds. There has been a 15% increase in the number of missing people calls from 2015/16, according to data from the National Crime [...]

Grieving Family of Missing Man Receive Pay Out

A grieving South Wales family has won a battle to have a cash sum paid to them by their missing son’s employers. Kyle Vaughan, 24, went missing following a car accident on 30th December 2012.  [...]

Court Decides Missing Huddersfield Man is “Presumed Dead “ against family’s wishes

After more than 8 years, a judge in Leeds has decided that Steven Frank Cooper of Golcar, Huddersfield, who went missing in January 2008 must be presumed to have died, despite the opposition of [...]

Ridley & Hall Celebrates Double Accreditation

The 2015 Legal 500 rankings have been announced and Ridley & Hall is pleased to be named as the highest ranking law firm in Huddersfield in all the categories it was nominated for, as well as [...]

Happy Families? Moving in with Mum

Living on your own can be lonely, especially as you grow older. For many families the logical answer is that an elderly parent sells their home and moves in with one of their adult children. But [...]

Lloyds Bank Causing Heartbreak to Widow of Missing Person

The failure of Lloyds TSB to respond to requests for information about the accounts of a missing person may result in his wife being evicted from her home. Kevin Simpson, 53, went missing from [...]

Everything Stops for Tea!

A special fundraising afternoon tea was hosted by Huddersfield Solicitors Ridley & Hall on Friday 24th April. The event supported the work of Missing People, which is the only charity in the [...]

Guardianship Law for Missing People a Step Closer

In news that will delight campaigners, the Ministry of Justice announced on 23rd March that it will support new legislation in the next parliament to help relatives of missing people to safeguard [...]

Left Behind

The Presumption of Death Act 2013 came into force on 1st October 2014, allowing the family of the missing person to settle their estate and dissolve a marriage or civil partnership. Sarah Young [...]

Police Failing Missing People

A recent published report raises concerns about police investigations into missing people. Approximately 313,000 people were reported missing in England and Wales in 2011-2012.  The cost of [...]

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