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Maaria Sharif


Paralegal
Department: Litigation

Maaria completed her undergraduate Law Degree at the University of Leeds shortly before commencing her legal career with Ridley & Hall in September 2021.

Maaria has prior experience of shadowing solicitors in Conveyancing and Criminal Law departments and has participated in a mentoring scheme with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She aspires to undertake the newly introduced Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and to train as a solicitor. Her aspirations to become a solicitor arose from her participation in a series of Bar Mock Trials during her time in high school and sixth form.

During her time at university, Maaria participated in a Community Engagement programme called Street Law, which involved the research of various legal areas and the subsequent presentation of key information to local groups within the community. Maaria also worked as a Beauty Advisor for Space NK Apothecary stores, developing a flair for both great customer service and a busy work environment.

Outside of the workplace, Maaria enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Maaria has enjoyed volunteering with Huddersfield Support Group for Autism (HSGA) during their summer schemes.


Litigation Team

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Associate Solicitor
Gareth is an experienced solicitor and joins the firm having spent 15 years with another Yorkshire firm practising in litigation. Gareth undertakes contentious probate work including claims for Financial Abuse, claims for reasonable provision pursuant to the Inheritance Act 1975 and claims against executors....
James Urquhart Burton

James Urquhart-Burton

Partner
James is an experienced solicitor who joined the Litigation Team at Ridley and Hall as a Partner in January 2020. James brings with him passion and understanding of the legal challenges faced by older people and their families. For a number of years now, he has advised people about their eligibility for funding for long-term care, particularly NHS Continuing Healthcare....

David  Wilson

Associate Solicitor
David joined Newman & Bond (now Ridley & Hall incorporating Newman & Bond) in August 2019 as an associate solicitor in the litigation department....
Sarah Young

Sarah Young

Director
Sarah Young specialises in contentious probate law, which includes advising on inheritance disputes, problems with executors and arguments involving financial abuse of the elderly (often involving disputes over property ownership)....

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