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Wills, Probate & Trusts

After putting in a lot of effort to secure a stable future for yourself and your family as you grow older, it’s crucial to think ahead while you’re still capable. Consider making plans for a time when you might not be able to handle your finances or make decisions as effectively as you do now.

Additionally, you want to make sure that what you own will eventually go to the people you care about, in the way you want it to. From our experience, most people share these same concerns.

Addressing these matters requires careful consideration and the right legal guidance. That’s why we provide a range of services to address the most common worries people have. We’re also equipped to advise you on more complex and unique situations.

We can help with:

  • Wills
  • Probate & Estates
  • Trusts
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Inheritance Tax Planning

Our Areas of Expertise

Our People

Thomas Grice

Head of Department,
Tom is a solicitor who joined Ridley & Hall in May 2021. Tom has joined Ridley & Hall from a multi discipline firm in Wakefield, having previously worked in Knaresborough and at a nationwide firm in Wakefield.  Previous to this Tom undertook his Law Degree at the University of Bradford and the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, achieving a Distinction....

Hannah Pedley

Associate Solicitor
Hannah is an Affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is undergoing further qualification in pursuit of attaining her full membership and becoming a recognised Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). She has handled a variety of different matters and the feedback received from clients has always been extremely positive....
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Chloe Aston

South Elmsall Team Leader
Chloe is a highly qualified lawyer with a passion for serving Wills & Probate clients. Building strong and lasting relationships with her clients is at the heart of her practice. She prioritises understanding their unique needs and providing tailored legal solutions with a friendly and professional manner....
Lucy Pickles

Lucy Pickles

Lucy is a solicitor in the Wills and Probate department. Lucy jointed joined Ridley & Hall Solicitors in August 2018 as a Paralegal and was admitted to the roll of solicitors in October 2021....

Andrew Gullett

Andrew qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and has specialised in older client law since 2005. He is delighted to have joined our Private Client Team in Huddersfield in October 2021, having previously worked at a small firm in Wakefield...

Victoria Jones

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....
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Holly Thurlbeck

Holly works in the private client team at Barnsley where she assists with Wills, Lasting powers of Attorneys and Estate administration....
Corinne Barnett

Corinne Barnett

Trainee Solicitor
Corinne joined Ridley & Hall Solicitors in 2019 on a placement year from the University of Huddersfield where she achieved a First Class Degree in Law. ...

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....

Ann Silver

Personal Assistant
Ann Silver is Personal Assistant to the firm’s Private Client Team. She joined Ridley & Hall in 1999 and over the years she has helped many hundreds of clients through the Will making process and supported many more through the distress of the death of a loved one and the Probate process...

The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms

The Legal 500 Says:

Thomas Grice leads the wills and probate team at Ridley & Hall in Huddersfield. The team specialises in estate administration and contentious probate work which involves elder financial abuse and missing people, and is also well placed to advise clients whose family structures involve adoption or kinship care. More widely, the team covers a range of private client work including will-writing, estate planning and operation, trust administration and lasting powers of attorney.”