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Deborah Kaye

Associate Solicitor
Department: Wills & Probate

Deborah Kaye joined the firm’s Wills & Probate 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.

Over the years Deborah has dealt with a full range of Wills & Probate services from pre-death work – making Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate and Tax Planning, through to dealing with Estates post-death, and associated planning (eg. Deeds of Variation). She has experience dealing with Agricultural clients in relation to estate planning and estate administration from her time spent in the Holme Valley. Deborah is also able to deal with Court of Protection work, and Trusts (both lifetime and on death), including Personal Injury Trusts, and has a background in property law.

Having experience dealing with the entire spectrum of Wills & Probate matters, Deborah is able to offer our clients a totally holistic approach to any review of their affairs, not just focusing on any particular aspect of them.

Since joining Ridley & Hall, Deborah has enjoyed reconnecting with other local professionals (Solicitors, Accountants, Financial Advisers), with whom she or her clients have worked previously, and is always looking to promote the firm and make new contacts. She represents the firm as part of the Kirklees Dementia Friendly Communities Steering Group, and is a Dementia Friend.

Out of the office, Deborah likes to keep fit by running and circuit exercise sessions, to help her to keep pace with her two sporty sons and her Cocker Spaniel, Bertie. She enjoys Northern Soul music and dancing.

Our clients say:

“I’ve been most grateful for the way you shepherded us through the probate process after my brother’s death, and for your concern and advice in the sale of his property.”

Wills & Probate Team

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Chloe Aston

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....

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....

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....

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....
Lucy Pickles

Lucy Pickles

Lucy initially joined Ridley & Hall in August 2018 as a Paralegal. Lucy has since completed her training contract and was admitted to the roll of solicitors in October 2021....

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...
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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....