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Jill Waddington

Department: Wills & Probate
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Jill Waddington is a solicitor with over 17 years’ experience and head of Ridley & Hall’s Wills & Probate department. Jill joined the Wills & Probate team at Ridley & Hall in February 2007. She has experience in all aspects of private client work and specialises in Wills, Estates and tax planning, trusts, powers of attorney and Court of Protection work.  Jill is a fully qualified member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a full member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society. Jill offers free legal advice supporting the Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees initiative and regularly participates in various free Wills schemes. Along with several colleagues Jill participated in the Jane Tomlinson 10K run raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Jill is also a member of Ridley & Hall’s Elderflower team.

Wills & Probate Team

Lynsey  Bashforth

Lynsey Bashforth is a Solicitor who joined Ridley & Hall in July 2019. Lynsey was the sole director of Bashforth-Young Solicitor until it was acquired by Ridley & Hall in 2019. Bashforth-Young Solicitor was a boutique specialist Wills & Probate firm located in South Elmsall Pontefract. Lynsey still works out of the South Elmsall offices where she established the practice and where all services of Ridley and Hall can now be provided to the community....

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....

Lucy Pickles

Trainee Solicitor
Lucy began life at Ridley and Hall as a Care Paralegal in August 2018. In July 2019, she began her training contract, with her first seat being in the Care Team. ...

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