Caring aunt wins triple victory and celebrates the battling skills of her solicitors

An Aunt who had been massively let down by her Local Authority is celebrating a triple victory. After taking on the care of her nephew, at the local authority’s request she got no financial [...]

Missed Fractures – Can I make a claim?

It is not rare for a break in the bone or serious fractures to be missed when the patient first sees a medical practitioner for help. Sometimes a cursory visual examination will not identify the [...]

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 [...]

More people arrested for coercive control but only 1 in 6 charged

New Police figures have revealed an increase in the number of people arrested for ‘coercive control’, but still only one in six are charged with the offence. On 31 December 2015, controlling or [...]

Where would children be without Kinship Care?

It is estimated that 200-300,000 children in the United Kingdom who cannot live with their parents are being brought up by grandparents, older siblings or other wider family members or friends. [...]

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 [...]

What is coercive control and what does it mean for victims of Domestic Abuse?

Over the last 20 years Domestic Abuse charities, campaigners and lawyers have worked tirelessly to highlight domestic abuse as being a serious crime and something which society should not [...]

Legal 500 – Ridley & Hall is a Leading Firm

Ridley & Hall Solicitors have been recognised as leaders in three practice areas in the recently published Legal 500 for Yorkshire and the Humber. The legal 500 which is an independent public [...]

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 [...]

Nigel Priestley Adoption Specialist Lawyer wins Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year Award 2017

Nigel Priestley Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall Solicitors was awarded Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards ceremony in the New Dock Hall in Leeds. Nigel has devoted his [...]

Middlesbrough Kinship Carers Conference, Helen Moody Kinship Care Solicitor had her say…

Wednesday 27th September 2017 I was honoured to be asked to speak at the Middlesbrough Kinship Carers Conference on Wednesday 27th September. Middlesbrough Kinships Carers is a support group set [...]

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, [...]

Ridley & Hall celebrated 15 years of SFAC at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds

Saturday, 16 September 2017 SFAC is a small NGO based in Leeds. All over the world, people are caring for children in orphanages, institutions, children’s villages, and large children’s homes; [...]

£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 [...]

Help to Buy ISAs

Are you a first time buyer over the age of 16? Have you opened your Help to Buy ISA yet? No? What are you waiting for? What is the Bonus The Government’s Help to Buy ISA Scheme was introduced in [...]

Ridley & Hall is organising a Breakfast Briefing for 250 business leaders to celebrate Huddersfield Town promotion to the Premier League

  Wednesday 6 September 2017 Supported by Ridley & Hall Solicitors, an-award winning local firm of solicitors with a national reputation, and in partnership with both Kirklees Council [...]