History & Timeline

2017 – Ridley & Hall celebrate 90th anniversary; Ridley & Hall licensed as an ABS; Adam Fletcher, Emma Pearmaine and Anthony Elston joined as Directors.
2016Nigel Priestley awarded Lawyer of the Year at The Modern Law Awards; Michael George retired as a director.
2015 Alison Mason, Jill Waddington & Vicky Medd became salaried Partners; Nigel Priestley shortlisted for ‘Family Law Partner of the Year’ at the Family Law Awards 2015; Sarah Young shortlisted for ‘Inspiring Leader of the Year’ at the Forward Ladies, Women in Business Award.
2014 – Ridley & Hall became a Limited Company; James Cook became an Equity Partner; Ridley & Hall joined Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance.
2013 – Ridley & Hall awarded ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Lawyers Awards; Nigel Priestley awarded ‘Legal Champion of the Year’ at the Inaugural Kinship Care Awards.
2012Adam Fletcher became Managing Partner.
2011 – Merger with Ludgate Solicitors; Adam Fletcher became a Partner; Launched Elderflower & Grandparents Legal Centre; Ridley & Hall awarded Law Society ‘Conveyancing Quality Scheme’; Ridley & Hall accredited Legal 500 Leading Firm.
2010 – Merger with Michael George & Co; Michael George became a Partner; Ridley & Hall won ‘Excellence in Community Investment’ for Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Programme; Nigel Priestley won ‘Private Practice Solicitor of the Year’ at the Law Society Awards.
2009Sarah Young won Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Small Practice at The Association of Women Solicitors (AWS); Ridley & Hall became an LLP; Sue Cash became a Partner.
2008 – Ridley & Hall won ‘Specialist Law Firm of the Year’ for the second time at the Yorkshire Lawyer
Awards; Nigel Priestley was highly commended at the Law Society Excellence Awards in the Solicitor of the Year category.
2006 – Award for ‘Specialist Law Firm of the Year’ won by Ridley & Hall (Yorkshire Lawyer Awards); David  Rhodes Retired. Ridley & Hall moved offices to Queens House.
2005 – Liz Ryan awarded MBE, retired having gained Lexcel and other accreditations for the firm; Sarah Young became Managing Partner.Ridley & Hall 90th Anniversary
2003 – David Brumfitt retired.
1996 – Drabble & Co. merged with Ridley & Hall.
1991 – Liz Ryan became a Partner.
1988 – Ridley & Hall moved to Dundas Street Buildings.
1986 – Liz Ryan joined Ridley & Hall.
1980 – Clifford Rhodes retired; Nigel Priestley became a Partner.
1978Nigel Priestley Joined Ridley & Hall.
1976 – David Rhodes & David Brumfitt became Partners.
1974 – Clifford Rhodes takes over from Frank Hall; Frank Hall died.
1973 – David Rhodes joined the firm articled to Frank Hall.
1968 – Ridley & Hall moved to Natwest Buildings.
1950 – Clifford Rhodes joined Ridley & Hall.
1947 – Ridley & Hall moved to 19A Britannia Buildings
1943 – Ridley & Hall moved to 7 Britannia Buildings, St Peters Street
1937 – Thomas Matthew Ridley retires
1927 – Thomas Matthew Ridley and Frank Hall formed Ridley & Hall; Thomas Matthew Ridley, qualified in April 1900; Frank Hall qualified in May 1931

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