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Deborah Kaye


Associate Solicitor
Department: Wills & Probate

Deborah Kaye joined the firm’s Wills & Probate Team in July 2019, to contribute to the growth of that department. She brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked in this area of the law for over 20 years. Deborah previously had strong connections in the Holme Valley where she practised for many years and has welcomed the opportunity to work again in Huddersfield, having spent a few years working for a large multi-discipline firm in Bradford most recently.

Over the years Deborah has dealt with a full range of Wills & Probate services from pre-death work – making Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate and Tax Planning, through to dealing with Estates post-death, and associated planning (eg. Deeds of Variation). She has experience dealing with Agricultural clients in relation to estate planning and estate administration from her time spent in the Holme Valley. Deborah is also able to deal with Court of Protection work, and Trusts (both lifetime and on death), including Personal Injury Trusts, and has a background in property law.

Having experience dealing with the entire spectrum of Wills & Probate matters, Deborah is able to offer our clients a totally holistic approach to any review of their affairs, not just focusing on any particular aspect of them.

Since joining Ridley & Hall, Deborah has enjoyed reconnecting with other local professionals (Solicitors, Accountants, Financial Advisers), with whom she or her clients have worked previously, and is always looking to promote the firm and make new contacts. She represents the firm as part of the Kirklees Dementia Friendly Communities Steering Group, and is a Dementia Friend.

Out of the office, Deborah likes to keep fit by running and circuit exercise sessions, to help her to keep pace with her two sporty sons and her Cocker Spaniel, Bertie. She enjoys Northern Soul music and dancing and a gin and tonic to relax!


Wills & Probate Team

Lynsey  Bashforth

Partner
Lynsey Bashforth is a Solicitor who joined Ridley & Hall in July 2019. Lynsey was the sole director of Bashforth-Young Solicitor until it was acquired by Ridley & Hall in 2019. Bashforth-Young Solicitor was a boutique specialist Wills & Probate firm located in South Elmsall Pontefract. Lynsey still works out of the South Elmsall offices where she established the practice and where all services of Ridley and Hall can now be provided to the community....

Will  Nicholson

Paralegal
Will Nicholson joined Ridley & Hall’s Wills & Probate team in November 2018 as an experienced Paralegal. Will is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and has experience in all aspect of Wills & Probate Work....

Jill Waddington

Partner
Jill Waddington is a solicitor with over 17 years’ experience and head of Ridley & Hall’s Wills & Probate department. Jill joined the Private Client team at Ridley & Hall in February 2007....
Helen Webster

Helen  Webster

Associate Solicitor
Helen joined Ridley & Hall’s Wills & Probate team in September 2013 and has over nine years’ post-qualification experience in her chosen field. Helen is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly and the Wills & Probate Section of the Law Society. Having been born in Huddersfield, Helen lives in nearby Saddleworth and has worked at firms in Leeds and Bury since qualifying as a solicitor in 2006, specialising in Wills, estate administration, powers of attorney, Deputyship applications and inheritance tax planning....

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