Ridley & Hall Solicitors put Families First
Ridley & Hall have launched a new service to help separating parents who do not qualify for legal aid after the breakdown of their relationship.
Legal aid was removed for most private law family matters from 1st April when the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force.
Partner Meena Kumari is keen to support families in need of legal advice:-
“When a relationship breaks down it can be devastating. We hope that our new service called Family First will provide the right support at the right price for our clients”.
The new service offers an innovative approach following the loss of legal aid. Meena Kumari believes that Family First offers clients a greater freedom of choice and opportunity to save money on legal costs;
“We let clients choose the level of support they require for divorce and cases involving children. The levels of support include a checking service for court documents, a do it yourself with help service where clients pick and choose when they need help and a pay as you go service. There is complete transparency in relation to legal costs and there are no hidden fees”.
Ridley & Hall Solicitors are an award winning firm. The Family First team are Accredited members of Resolution, a member of the Law Society’s Advanced Family Panel and trained in Collaborative law.
In addition, Ridley & Hall has set up a mediation department, headed by Vicky Medd. Vicky is a family solicitor with over 20 years experience, and is a very experienced family mediator. Vicky believes that clients should choose how they want to resolve their disputes. “Mediation is a cost effective and speedy way of assisting clients in resolving their dispute. Over the years I have helped many participants resolve disputes between themselves, without the intervention of the Court. Costs have been significantly reduced and participants are in charge of the process, making the decisions themselves.”