Category Archives: Ruky Mahboob

Ridley & Hall is Looking to Recruit a New Commercial Property Lawyer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated commercial property lawyer to join a long established, forward thinking firm. The successful candidate will have a varied workload with one of the key objectives to develop and grow the current function into a successful service. If this meets your requirements, please email our recruitment inbox with your CV and a covering letter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our Practice Manager, Ruky Mahboob, on 01484 538421. No agencies please.

Ridley & Hall Re-accredited Lexcel and Conveyancing Quality Scheme

September proved to be a successful month as Ridley & Hall were re-accredited with both Lexcel and the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

Adam Fletcher, Managing Partner, said, “I am delighted to announce that we have been successfully reaccredited Lexcel status. Although Lexcel is well established within the firm, our continued success is as the result of all the staff’s hard work throughout the year, from the office administration staff through to the Senior Partners.

“The Property team has also today been re-accredited for a fourth year under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This will ensure that we will remain on all mortgage company panels when acting for our conveyancing clients.”

In 2011, Ridley & Hall became one of the first law firms in the country to receive the CQS accreditation.


La Grande Cycling Soiree Tonight!

The Tour de France is literally around the corner and the final preparations for our Grande Cycling Soiree are underway. The yellow bike and bunting have been hoisted up to show our support for this weekend of cycling entertainment.

Ridley & Hall Solicitors are hosting a soiree where attendees can enjoy food and drinks with a French-Yorkshire fusion and watch the Huddersfield Criterium Cycle Race as it takes place right outside our office. All proceeds will be going to the Hollybank Trust and Brake (the accident charity).

We have been overwhelmed by the number of attendees but there are still a handful of tickets available which can be purchased via the eventbrite website.

With rain forecasted this afternoon, why not enjoy the spetacle with food, drink and a roof over your head. Formidable!

For more information, please visit our Grande Cycling Soiree webpage.

Ridley & Hall Work with the National Business College on the Apprenticeship Scheme

The challenges of job searching for one young man did not stop Jack Robinson from overcoming each and every obstacle before him. Despite applying for numerous vacancies, he received limited responses that he did not have the required experience or right qualifications. This resulted in low self esteem and a lack of confidence in himself and his perception of what the future held for him.

It was only when Ridley & Hall Solicitors gave Jack a rolling monthly contract that things changed. Jack says, “I was surprised at my successful completion of all tasks within the deadlines asked of me.”

Jack was later asked if he was prepared to undertake an apprenticeship at the National Business College, at which point he was unsure saying, “College life was an unknown for me and not something I felt confident about doing.”

Jack always thought his career would end up within the sports industry having come from a sporting background with both his parents; Dad as a professional footballer and Mum who played for the Yorkshire netball team.

Jack explains more about Business College, “I was unsure about working in an office environment as it wasn’t where I expected to go and it did present some minor setbacks and challenges. I was nervous to talk to anybody and didn’t think I fited in well with the situation that was in front of me. However, with the support, trust and confidence in my ability that I received from the National Business College, management staff and colleagues at Ridley & Hall I was made me feel very welcome and it gave me the confidence I have in myself today so that I continuously make an impact on the job role I hold as an administrator.
“I didn’t have the best qualifications from school, therefore I had to retake a Maths and English test. Although it sounded hard, I found it wasn’t as daunting as I expected! By the time the last exam came round, dare I say I was really looking forward to it. In the middle of both these exams I also had to take an Information Communication Technology exam which is included in the apprenticeship and complete a porfolio of coursework. After taking all these exams I am now proud to say I have passed everything and achieved my intermediate apprenticeship framework.”

Left to right; top – Managing Partner Adam Fletcher and Practice Manager Ruky Mahboob; bottom – National Business College’s Managing Director and Assessor Christine Hoyland congratulates Jack Robinson on passing his intermediate apprenticeship framework

Jack is now progressing to the advanced framework alongside mentoring Ridley & Hall’s second apprentice, Jessica Johnson, who joined us from the National Business College at the end of April. This is an ideal opportunity for Jack to share his learning to support and encourage Jess through her apprenticeship, having been there himself not too long ago.

Huddersfield Law Firm Starts 2014 on a Recruitment High

Winner of the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards 2013, Ridley & Hall, has started 2014 on a high with a variety of appointments and promotions across the organisation.

Ruky Mahboob has been appointed as Practice Manager and Human Resource Lead. Ruky joins the team from Anchor Housing. She comes from a HR and Management background with over 10 years’ experience in developing and managing people to achieve business and career goals. Ruky will be working alongside Elaine Davis, formerly Practice Manager, who has now become the firm’s Finance Manager.

John Royle, formerly of Eaton Smith, joins the expanding Commercial department. John is a Senior Solicitor with a wealth of experience after many years as Managing Partner and Head of Commercial Property. John also works closely with Sarah Young and Nigel Priestley on the Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Project.

Due to growth in a variety of departments, there have been several internal promotions including Sarah Brown who has been promoted to paralegal in the Child Care and Adoption department. Sarah has been with the firm for over three years and is experienced in Residence and Special Guardianship Orders and attending meetings with the local authorities on behalf of parents. Helen Jarvis has become a paralegal in the Community Care department. Helen has been with the firm for two years and specialises in the field of Kinship Care.

Commenting on the new appointments, Managing Partner, Adam Fletcher, said, “We achieved a lot in 2013 and I am very excited by the appointments and promotions that we are announcing so early in 2014. Our recent successes are as the result of the great people we have working at Ridley & Hall and the appointments of Ruky and John only add to this. Both have a proven record of success and enthusiasm in their respective fields. The internal promotions also reiterate our aim to support home grown talent.”

From left to right; Back Row – Ruky Mahboob, Adam Fletcher, John Royle, Sarah Brown; Front Row – Helen Jarvis, Elaine Davis