Ridley & Hall extends reach with Newman & Bond acquisition

Ridley & Hall extends reach with Newman & Bond acquisition

Ridley & Hall, the Huddersfield-headquartered law firm, is expanding across Yorkshire with the acquisition of Newman & Bond in Barnsley.

With offices in Huddersfield, Leeds and Pontefract, Ridley & Hall specialises in family, private client, niche litigation and property law, serving clients in Yorkshire and across the UK.

The acquisition of Newman & Bond, which provides residential and commercial property advice, family law services, and wills, probate and estate planning, complements and strengthens Ridley & Hall’s service offering and extends its geographic reach.

The acquisition sees Jane Munden and Jill Leece joining Ridley & Hall as partners along with the rest of the 15-strong Barnsley firm, to work alongside family, property and private client law colleagues. The team will continue to be based at its premises in Church Street, Barnsley.

Despite Covid disruption last year, Ridley & Hall recovered well and has continued to see solid financial results with turnover increasing to more than £3 million in 2020/2021.

This follows the acquisition of Pontefract firm Bashforth Young in 2019 and the opening of an office in Leeds in 2018, as well as organic growth.

Emma Pearmaine, managing director of Ridley & Hall, said: “Newman & Bond has established a strong reputation as a specialist, independent firm, and its services are a great fit with Ridley & Hall, further strengthening our family, private client and property law expertise. Like us, they are long-established, are known for the quality of their work and also provide legal aid services.”

“This latest acquisition continues our strategy of joining forces with like-minded firms in other parts of the region who share our focus on providing outstanding and affordable legal advice.”

“The location between our Huddersfield and Pontefract offices gives us a local presence in South Yorkshire and a loyal client base; we are excited to be working with such experienced colleagues as we continue to grow the firm.”

Leece commented: “We are really pleased to join Ridley & Hall. Jane and I both consider this to be a fantastic opportunity for our people and our clients, all of whom will benefit from being part of a larger firm who share our values and dedication to quality legal services.”

With offices in Huddersfield, Leeds, Pontefract and now Barnsley, Ridley & Hall has grown to a 100-strong team.

Pictured: Adam Fletcher, Jill Leece, James Cook, Jane Munden, Emma Pearmaine, Anthony Elston and Sarah Young
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