The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption: Ethics and Human Rights – An Enquiry

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall and a specialist in adoption was invited to the launch of a report on “The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption: Ethics and Human Rights [...]

New Year…New Will?

So the decorations are down, the diets have started and your New Year’s Resolutions have been made. But when you were thinking about the coming year ahead, was getting your personal affairs in [...]

When adopters know best!

Sometimes a potential solution to a child’s problems can seem blindingly obvious to a parent. Adele’s is one such story. She had been placed with Henry and Jane when she was almost 4 and she had [...]

It’s official – divorces do increase in January

Christmas is a very difficult time of year for people who are unhappy in a relationship. The incidents of domestic violence rises significantly during that period. The combination of financial [...]

Responsibilities of an RPR – the right role for you?

I recently received a telephone call from an 80 year old lady who was the ‘Relevant Persons Representative’ (RPR) for her daughter. She had no idea of what that role entailed or how she had come [...]

Adoption Legal Centre attend sold out Adoption UK Annual Conference

Sarah Brown and Nigel Priestley from Ridley & Hall went to a packed Adoption UK AGM and Conference in Birmingham representing Adoption Legal Centre. The theme of the day was “Attachment [...]

Ridley & Hall talk to the Wetherby Men’s Forum

Private Client solicitors Jill Waddington and Victoria Maude were delighted to be invited by Matthew Taylor, Director of Taylor Financial Solutions and part of the St James’s Place Wealth [...]

Win a fantastic Ridley & Hall Hamper !

Terms and conditions The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered Entry is free Entrants should either like and share the [...]

Ridley & Hall – 90 years of success locally and nationally, Nigel Priestley Senior Partner says…

I started at Ridley & Hall in 1978 when the firm was continuing its traditional role as a Conveyancing and Probate firm. For 50 years it had successfully served families in Huddersfield, [...]

£1 million Inheritance Tax Allowance – Too good to be true?

On 6th April 2017, a new Inheritance Tax relief was introduced, the Main Residence Nil Rate Band (MRNRB) which may help save Inheritance Tax for families. When a person dies, their estate is [...]