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Lucy Pickles

Trainee Solicitor
Department: Wills & Probate

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.

Lucy has completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in Leeds and achieved a merit award. Prior to this, Lucy attended University of Huddersfield, initially studying for a History degree and later the Graduate Diploma in Law, where she achieved an upper second class grade in both subjects.

Lucy also has experience of working as a paralegal at Bankfield Heath Solicitors in Leeds, which specialises in Asylum and Immigration law. This has given her a keen insight into helping the most vulnerable clients – something which she hopes to continue whilst working in the Care Team at Ridley & Hall Solicitors.

Outside of work, Lucy has a keen interest in sport (playing and watching) and is a Leeds United fan.  She also enjoys playing football on the weekends for Hepworth United, a team based near Holmfirth, Huddersfield and was also an active member of the University of Huddersfield ladies football team.  She also represented Yorkshire at tennis at the age of 10 and was in the Leeds United girls’ development squad up to the age of 12. Outside sport, in her spare time, Lucy enjoys going to the cinema and maintains an interest in current affairs.

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....

Thomas Grice

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....

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....

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....

Melanie  Pickering

Melanie Pickering joined the firm’s Wills & Probate team in April 2021, helping to expand the department. She has over 5 years’ experience of experience in this area of law and qualified as a solicitor into this field in 2017. Although always based in Yorkshire, Melanie has worked with clients based all around the country, and internationally....

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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