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 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.
Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) thresholds can dictate the market price of properties for both buyers and sellers and particularly in respect of those properties which may just creep over one stamp duty threshold into another. A seller may traditionally have thought marketing a property at a price with a lower SDLT liability for a […]
It can be all too easy to overlook your digital assets when thinking about making your will. So, what digital assets might you have? You will almost certainly have some! Here are a few suggestions: Money in a Paypal account iTunes library and collection of e-books Social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter etc) Instagram photographs What […]
Essex County Council Ordered to Pay £14,000 Adopters Legal Costs – Judge Says They Acted Unreasonably
An order that Essex County Council have been ordered to pay £14,000 legal costs to prospective adopters highlights the challenges facing couples wanting to adopt. The Essex adopters vitally needed an adoption support package designed for a very damaged child they wanted to adopt. In a hard hitting judgement published this week, Her Honour, Judge […]
The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) was launched in January 2008 in the Inner London Family Proceedings Court to deal with families within Camden, Islington, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham and Southwark. The aim of the court is to assist families where substance misuse is the main issue and is causing harm to children and […]
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When you die, the executors named in your will take charge of all your money. So it is vital to choose the right people for the job. Jill Waddington, head of Wills & Probate at Ridley & Hall, says: “Your executors should be people you trust. You need to be confident that they will manage […]
If a person who lacks the mental capacity to be able to make certain decisions about themselves has their right to freedom restricted or controlled, that person could be said to be ‘deprived of their liberty’. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 states that a person without mental capacity can only be deprived of their liberty […]
A retired security guard officer from Suffolk is facing jail after being convicted of fraud and neglect of his elderly mother. Brian Matthews, 75 is on bail awaiting sentencing on the 20th February 2015 after the court heard he left his 96 year old mother, who lived in Essex, in home conditions described by a […]
We are really pleased to announce that we have successfully secured a legal aid mediation contract. This means that as from 1st February 2015, we will be able to offer both private and publicly funded mediation to our clients. Vicky Medd, Head of the Family and Mediation team said “I am absolutely delighted that we […]
These days, virtually all of us have digital assets; Our expensive iTunes library, for example, or our Facebook feeds and Instagram photos. What will happen to these when we die? Jill Waddington, head of Wills & Probate at Ridley & Hall, says, “When it comes to content that is stored online, it can be quite […]