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Why choose us?
We work to the strictest practice management standards
Victoria Maude and Helen Webster are accredited members of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
Our Wills & Probate team is recognised in the UK Legal 500 Law Firm Guide
Jill Waddington and Helen Webster are accredited SFE members
Hilary Sisson is on the professional paralegal register
Wills & Probate
Having worked hard to make a secure future for yourself and your family in your later years, it is important that while you are able to do so, you consider planning for a time when you may not be able to manage your wealth as well as you can now.
In addition, you want to ensure that what you own will eventually pass to the people you care about, in the manner you desire. In our experience, most people have the same concerns.
These issues require careful thought and appropriate legal advice. That is why we offer a range of services to cater for the most common worries people have as well as being able to advise you about more complex and individual situations.
“Ridley & Hall fields ‘an excellent team’, with practice head Jill Waddington and solicitors Victoria Maude and Helen Webster the key names to note. The group assists clients with will and probate issues, estate administration, inheritance tax planning, trusts, care home fee planning and lasting powers of attorney matters. Waddington also stands out for her experience advising elderly clients and Webster is a dementia friend; the practice has a niche strength advising dementia patients and their carers. Court of Protection applications are another key area of focus of the department, with advice covering statutory wills and deputyships.” – Legal 500 2017
What our clients say:
We found the service you offered excellent. It was extremely friendly, clear and concise, and the communication was informative and speedy with a minimum of fuss. Sympathetic in the circumstances too. P.S. Girls on reception – totally lovely, very personable and helpful.
All work carried out to our complete satisfaction. Thank you.
Jill was very kind and friendly making me feel at ease!
I would like to thank the both of you for your help with this matter. I did not realise what being an executor entailed. I know that things like this are an every day part of your jobs, and probably other wills are more complex. Again, though, thank you very much.
Jill dealt with us and helped a lot by explaining clearly. She was very kind to two old people!
A first class service, professionally executed in an efficient and timely manner. A perfect service – so improvements not applicable.
The initial appointment was excellent. We were very impressed at being able to have a home visit. Jill was clear, patient and understanding at this sensitive time.
As always, very happy with the service from Ridley & Hall. Jill is very professional and efficient in dealing with our wills. We have recommended her to our parents.
I just wanted to thank you for all the work you have done recently on behalf of me and my late mother. You activated the power of attorney my late mother had set up some years ago, you organised with a colleague the sale of her home and, latterly, you sorted out the probate on her estate. I’m hoping that I won’t have the need of your services again, in the near future anyway, but I do appreciate your expertise and the very friendly and personal way in which you have handled these matters.
To all who were dealing with my mother’s estate, I just want to thank you for all the support you have given me throughout from my mother making this Will with you. It has been a very difficult situation to have been in all these years, trying to get people to listen to me but I got there in the end and you were the people who actually listened.