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Helen Webster

Helen Webster

Associate Solicitor
Department: Wills & Probate
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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 PractitionersSolicitors for the Elderly and the Private Client 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.

Helen has a particular interest in helping clients who have dementia, and their carers and families to ensure that they have access to legal services in what can be difficult circumstances. She is passionate about raising dementia awareness and is a Dementia Friends Champion, having delivered information sessions to businesses as well as individuals, getting over 130 people involved in the cause. This is an initiative set up by the Alzheimers Society and supported by the Cabinet Office and which aims to make 1 million people in England more dementia aware.  As a volunteer, she has helped toform the Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance which encourages organisations to work towards becoming more dementia friendly through the services they deliver.

Outside of work, Helen tries to keep fit by running, swimming or entertaining her two Springer spaniels to try to balance out the effects of her other love – food!

Wills & Probate Team

Lynsey  Bashforth

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....

Deborah  Kaye

Associate Solicitor
Deborah Kaye joined the firm’s Private Client 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....

Will  Nicholson

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

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....

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