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.
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 […]
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Legal Costs / Billing Clerk in a busy department where the suitable candidate will work closely with the team supervisor. The successful candidate will have a varied workload with the key purpose of the role to check, prepare and submit legally aided files to the LAA for payment […]
The challenges facing adoptive parents have been highlighted by a Report on the Today Programme on Radio 4 on Friday 20th March and by the comments of a judge in Brighton on an adoption breakdown case. The Today programme reported on a West Yorkshire case where the adopters who had previously been experienced foster Carers […]
Are you looking for that next step in your career? We are looking 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 […]
Britain has an aging population. The latest figures show that there are an estimated 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia. In 2013 figures provided to the Alzheimer’s Society show that in Kirklees and Calderdale alone there were almost 7,500 people diagnosed with the disease. Many people are conscious that if they lose capacity […]
A judge has found that a mother used undue influence to compel her mentally ill son to refuse medical treatment. Last week Mrs Justice Hogg declared that a decision made by the man to refuse psychiatric drugs and electroconvulsive therapy was invalid. The man, who is a paranoid schizophrenic, had signed an advance decision refusing […]
The Supreme Court has just delivered a judgment in another big money case which, on the face of it, would seem to fly in the face of the other case reported recently, of Wright v Wright, where they dismissed a maintenance order to the wife by a millionaire racehorse surgeon, stating it was about time […]
Ever Seen the Ads Promising to Buy Your Property Regardless of Price, Area or Condition? Caution Advised!
A property owner needing to sell property fast may ‘take a punt’ of achieving an early sale in the traditional way before resorting to the perceived ‘fast’ methods of sale. This can include a sale at auction but have you ever had a leaflet put through your door from a company promising to buy any […]
The newspapers have been full of the case of Wright v Wright this week, since the Court of Appeal rejected an appeal by Tracey Wright, the ex-wife of a race horse surgeon, Ian Wright, who sought to challenge a decision made by the lower courts that her maintenance from her former husband would significantly reduce. […]