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.
Victoria Maude joins Ridley & Hall from a well-established West Yorkshire practice where she completed her training in 2007 and was later appointed as partner in 2010. Victoria specialises in all areas of private client work including Wills, powers of attorney, Court of Protection matters and administration of estates and she has eight years post-qualification […]
Mr Justice Holman has, in the recent case of Ekaterina v Fields, told the couple that divorce court fights are “awful” and has urged her to try and reach a settlement with her estranged husband. The couple have been married for about 10 years, have two children and are fighting about the division of assets […]
The government and the courts have been in conflict over adoption for months. The decision in re B-S (children)  eventually lead to Sir Martin Narey issuing a mythbuster about what the decision really meant. The report in the Independent suggests that his intervention has had no effect. The court decided that placement for adoption without parental […]
We are pleased to announce that the Huddersfield Criterium cycle race will be taking place again on 8th July 2015 and that Ridley & Hall will be hosting another Cycling Soiree. Full information can be found on our webpage. To order tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page or phone us on 01484 538421 and ask to speak […]
A grandmother who has been caring for her grandson since May 2014 without any financial support has finally won her battle with Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The grandmother’s two grandsons were removed from their mother’s care by the council in 2010 and placed into stranger foster care with the mother’s consent. The grandmother was not in […]
Sally Donovan, adoptive mother of 2, and Hugh Thornberry were on BBC Breakfast this week to talk about the importance of the Adoption Support Fund. A report by Adoption UK in 2012 showed that only 28% of adoptive families feel that they were getting the support that they required. The Adoption Support Fund of £19 […]
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The recent high profile case of Dellal v Dellal concerns Ruanne Dellal, the widow of the millionaire property dealer, Jack Dellal, making a claim against his estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. Jack died at the age of 89 in 2012 leaving a Will that left his entire estate to […]
A special fundraising afternoon tea was hosted by Huddersfield Solicitors Ridley & Hall on Friday 24th April. The event supported the work of Missing People, which is the only charity in the UK specialising in bringing missing children and adults back together with their families. They provide support and assistance 24 hours a day every […]
Nigel Priestley writes about the challenges faced by adoptive parents, especially concerning violent adopted children. The Today programme recently reported on a Leeds case of mine where the adopters who had previously been experienced foster carers found themselves so overwhelmed by the challenging behaviour of their adopted first child that they had to ask for […]