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Sophie Aldridge

Sophie Aldridge


Paralegal
Department: Wills & Probate

Sophie achieved a First-Class degree in Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2020, for which she also achieved the Criminology Award for the highest overall grade on the course. Following this, Sophie commenced her Graduate Diploma in Law and aspires to undertake the Legal Practice Course before training to become a solicitor.

Sophie joined Ridley & Hall in 2022 as a Paralegal in the Private Client Team where she assists with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration. This is an area that has attracted Sophie due to the ability to get to know clients and meet with new people. Sophie feels connected to this area of law due to her own experiences with Dementia in the family and wishes to help others experiencing such difficulties.

Sophie has a keen interest in law, which she studied at GCSE and A-Level. Her aspirations started with her participation in a Mock Trial Competition during high school and have grown since her degree. She has completed research projects in both Criminal and Family law areas but is also interested in Human Rights and International Law.

Outside of the workplace, Sophie enjoys attending the gym as well as meeting up with friends and family. Sophie is also a keen reader and enjoys travelling.


Wills & Probate Team

Lynsey  Bashforth

Partner
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

Solicitor
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

Solicitor
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

Trainee Solicitor
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....

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....

Lucy Pickles

Solicitor
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...
Holly Thurlbeck

Holly Thurlbeck

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

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