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Rebecca Kershaw

Apprentice Solicitor
Department: Litigation

Rebecca joined Ridley & Hall in 2023 to begin her legal career as a solicitor apprentice based in the litigation department, learning on the job about contentious probate, financial abuse, property ownership disputes, and much more.

Rebecca has had a keen interest in law since her time in college, having completed work experience at Ridley & Hall and Makin Dixon where she was introduced briefly to Family law, which confirmed that the solicitor apprenticeship was the best route into law for her. Rebecca aims to encourage other students to thoroughly explore their options in law, advocating for solicitor apprenticeships available since 2018. When she isn’t dancing,

Rebecca also enjoys swimming and even achieved her National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification (NPLQ), which allowed her to work as a lifeguard throughout college.

Litigation Team

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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....
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James Urquhart-Burton

James is an experienced solicitor who joined the Litigation Team at Ridley & Hall as a Partner in January 2020. James is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and he brings with him passion and understanding of the legal challenges faced by older people and their families....
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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....
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Sarah Young

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)....