Ridley & Hall have 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 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.
For many of us driving without a sat nav is difficult to imagine; 14 million motorists, half of the UK’s driving population, regularly use satellite navigation. They provide clear advantages in helping drivers find the quickest route to their destination – but with over 300,000 accidents caused by them each year is it a good […]
After years of battling against Surrey County Council a grandfather has today won the right to be paid a fostering allowance for looking after his grand child who was placed with him by the council. The grandfather, and child, CO, cannot be named for legal reasons. In 2009, CO was living with her mother and […]
Please note that our office will be closing at 4pm on Friday 5th December 2014 and will be closed over Christmas from 1pm on Wednesday 24th December 2014, re-opening at 8:45am on Monday 5th January 2015. We would like to wish all our clients and professional colleagues a wonderful Christmas and prosperous 2015.
North East Lincolnshire social workers severely criticised by judge. Three North East Lincolnshire social workers have been the subject of severe criticism in a judgment by His Honour Judge Jack which has just been published on BAILII. In June 2014, North East Lincolnshire were seeking a care order with a plan for the child to […]
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated commercial property lawyer to join a long established, forward thinking firm. The successful candidate will have a varied workload with one of the key objectives to develop and grow the current function into a successful service. If this meets your requirements, please email our recruitment inbox […]
When divorcing couples separate, very often there are financial issues which need sorting out between them. This can be achieved by the parties discussing arrangements and divisions between themselves or, very often, legal advice and negotiations are necessary and, ultimately, if an agreement cannot be reached, the issue of court proceedings are inevitable. If the […]
Older employees face increased risk of accidents at work. We know as a society we are all living longer. As life expectancy increases it is becoming more common for employees to be working past the age of 65. By 2020, a third of our workforce will be over 50. For some this is a choice […]
It has been reported recently that a former legal secretary, Dawn Smith, forged a Will to benefit from the entire estate of her wealthy 61 year old husband Harvey. Smith, 47, married her husband 3 years before his death. It appears that she forged his Will, faking the signatures of her husband and witnesses. The […]
Nigel Priestley writes on the benefits of kinship care for the Guardian ahead of the Adoption UK AGM this weekend. The full article on The Guardian website can be viewed here. Nigel Priestley is a specialist solicitor at Ridley & Hall and the Adoption Legal Centre. For any legal advice regarding adoption, please contact a […]
An estimated 1 million or more people have had to sell their home to pay the cost of care fees within the last 5 years; unsurprising given the average cost of a care home is over £700 per week. Many people who are worried about this are now taking drastic action to try and avoid […]