Ridley & Hall has excellent Family & Matrimonial and Care Proceedings & Adoption teams which have been recommended by the legal publication the Legal 500. We specialise in divorce, financial relief, children, grandparents’ issues and kinship care.
We have nationally-recognised expertise in Community Care Law, supporting individuals and families in their challenges to local authorities.
We recognise that buying or selling a house can be a hugely stressful experience for many people. Our Residential and Commercial Property teams have a friendly and professional approach. We were one of the first firms in the country to gain accreditation in the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, meeting the highest possible standards for the residential conveyancing process.
Our experienced Personal Injury lawyers deliver a friendly, personal service to accident victims and their families. We have a particular interest in accidents involving cyclists.
A team of 16 people including Ridley & Hall staff, family and friends are taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on the 30th May 2015. This challenge is to raise money for Ridley & Hall’s charity of the year, Kirkwood Hospice, who provides free specialist care to people with advanced or progressive illnesses. […]
On 9th April, Ridley & Hall won a quiz night organised by Halifax Junior Lawyers Division. Helen Jarvis, James Clarkson, Rosie Turner and Laura Proctor represented the firm who were competing against other law firms from Calderdale and Kirklees as well as junior counsel. The competition proved to be a very close run affair with […]
No, it’s not a song by an ageing rock group! Everyone should at least consider making a Will. There are only limited circumstances where the rules that apply when someone dies without having made a Will (the intestacy rules) would accurately reflect your wishes. When making a Will you need to consider the 4 Ws […]
Thousands Help Protect Themselves Against Property Fraud by Signing Up for Land Registry’s Property Alert Service
In its first year, over 19,000 people have signed up to Land Registry’s free Property Alert service. The award-winning service provides an early warning of possible suspicious activity on someone’s property. The aim of Property Alert is to help people protect their home from fraudsters. The public in general may be unaware that someone could […]
£25 million of one-off funding assistance for local authorities was announced by the minister for care and support, Norman Lamb MP, on Friday 27th March. The surprise announcement will provide local authorities with a non-ringfenced contribution to the cost of supporting the deprivation of liberty safeguards. These safeguards were introduced in 2007 to protect the […]
We would like to wish all our clients a happy and enjoyable Easter weekend. Please be advised that our offices will close at 5:15pm on Thursday 2nd April and re-open at 8:45am on Wednesday 8th April.
A Chesterfield family and friends carer has settled a court challenge against Derbyshire County Council at the door of the court! The settlement means that she will be paid almost £500 per week more than what she has been paid. Background The aunt who cannot be named for legal reasons said: “In March 2010, my […]
Sing Whilst You’re Winning – Opera Singer Son Follows His Dream by Securing University Fees From Father’s Estate
The recent case of Taylor v Bell & Anor 2015 shows that the court has unfettered discretion when it comes to varying orders that have already been agreed between the parties in Inheritance Act claims. In Taylor v Bell the testator Peter Gardiner, died on the 18th December 2006, his estate was worth approximately 2 […]
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 their financial affairs. Public awareness of the legal and financial issues that can arise when someone goes missing was raised last year following […]
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last month that over 1 million Dementia Friends have been signed up in England and Wales as part of the Alzheimers Society’s initiative and a new target of 3 million by 2020 has been set, Ridley & Hall Solicitors in Huddersfield have added a further 14 Dementia Friends to the […]