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Shelley Harper


Solicitor
Department: Family & Matrimonial

Shelley joined Ridley & Hall Solicitors in 2020 and is a Solicitor in our family department having qualified in 2018.

Shelley completed her Law Degree at Sheffield Hallam University and continued her studies at BPP University Law School in Leeds.

Shelley deals with a wide range of family law issues to include contentious and non-contentious matters, including divorce, matrimonial financial disputes and Children Act cases. Shelley regularly attends court on behalf of client’s particularly in relation to Children Act cases.

Shelley is passionate about dealing with client’s cases as amicably as possible, recognising that family cases can often be emotive and providing a personable approach to clients.

Outside of work, Shelley enjoys travelling, with her favourite country visited so far being Cambodia, walking and agility with her dogs.


Family & Matrimonial Team

Kate  Hames

Solicitor
Kate joined the Family and Matrimonial Department at Ridley & Hall Solicitors in 2020. Having graduated with a degree in Law from Northumbria University, Kate spent over 12 years working for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service in Leeds, developing her legal knowledge and acumen within both their criminal and family law departments....

Melanie Hartley

Partner
Melanie joined Ridley and Hall as a Partner in 2018 and works within the Family and Matrimonial Department. Melanie brings a diverse range of skills to the department that she developed during her previous employment as an Associate Solicitor at a large National Firm and the invaluable experience she gained whilst working more recently at a boutique law firm in Leeds City Centre....

Emma Hopkins Jones

Partner
Emma joined Ridley & Hall as a Partner in September 2020. Emma is an experienced family law specialist, practising in all areas of private family law. Emma’s expertise in financial issues on separation, and in particular cases involving unmarried couples, was recognised in the Legal 500 2017....

Victoria Jones

Trainee Solicitor
Victoria achieved a First Class M Law (Exempting) degree at Northumbria University. Whilst at university, Victoria was a student adviser at Northumbria University’s Student Law Office, providing detailed legal advice to members of the public under solicitor supervision. Prior to commencing her final year at University, Victoria completed a short internship working with a law firm in Singapore....
Vicky Medd

Vicky Medd

Partner
Vicky Medd is a family solicitor with over 20 years experience.  She is an accredited specialist with Resolution and has a lot of experience of financial relief, and child disputes.  Vicky was also recently involved in one of the first family arbitration cases in the country and has a lot of experience in dealing with cases as expeditiously as possible, whilst achieving the best outcomes for clients....

Emma Pearmaine

Managing Director
Emma Pearmaine is a family and matrimonial specialist. For almost 20 years, she has represented clients in divorce and children cases. She has particular niche expertise in matrimonial cases involving challenging business, pension, maintenance and other finance issues....

Loreena Walker

Associate Fellow Chartered Legal Executive
Loreena joined Ridley & Hall Solicitors in 2018, and is a Fellow Chartered Legal Executive in our family department. Loreena is also a member of Resolution a nationwide organisation dedicated to ensuring that family professionals deal with family disputes in a constructive manner....

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