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About Us

We’re Ripon’s preferred solicitors for Private Client, Property and Dispute Resolution.

Established in 1919, we’re Ripon’s oldest and most experienced law firm, yet we remain modern and competitive.

Our partners are Ripon’s most experienced legal minds. We’re fourth generation, family-run lawyers for all generations.

We offer an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of North Yorkshire, its communities and people.

Our large and varied client base comes from urban and rural areas of North Yorkshire and beyond. Many of our clients stay with us for life, even after they leave Yorkshire.

We get to know our clients really well, and many have become personal friends. The same applies to the generations that follow them. We receive a lot of referrals too.

When considering your life plans, and dealing with the unexpected, if it requires legal attention, we’ve got experience dealing with most of what you need covered. If we can’t help you, we’ll recommend someone who can.

We help Private Client, Property and Dispute Resolution clients get the best outcome for their life’s plans, as painlessly as possible. And if you need help with Employment Law, we’re happy to help.

We narrowed our legal focus, yet still cover most of your important life events. This focus has also made us subject matter experts.

Unlike larger, “do everything” law firms, one of our approachable and accessible partners or senior solicitors, who each have decades of experience and great integrity, will personally walk you through all your legal options to provide clarity and deliver you the best outcome. They will handle your file, doing the work, and will be available through every step. So you can feel confident in the legal pedigree supporting your needs.

We’re proactive thinkers, easily handling complications if they arise. We pride ourselves on being effective, efficient, knowledgeable and competitive.

If you had to sum our team up with two words, they would be “Pure Intentions”.

We’re supportive, generous of spirit, and we want the absolute best for our clients because we genuinely care about their futures and delivering the best legal outcomes.

Our high-quality, professional legal advice is constructive and comprehensive. We leave no stone unturned when formulating your legally robust life plans.

We have a great support team, backed by the latest technologies. We’re also fond of our legal library, which is one of the oldest and largest in Yorkshire.


Richard and Andrew

Our Approach

  • We prefer face-to-face meetings, otherwise we deal with our clients via phone. Although conveyancing work can largely be correspondence-based. If you’re unwell and unable to visit our city-centre office, we can visit you at home or hospital.
  • We take the time to understand your needs, what matters to you and your specific circumstances to achieve the outcome that is right for you.
  • We speak in plain English and without all the emotion and drama that can come with complex or stressful cases.
  • One of our partners or senior solicitors will deal with your file from start to finish. And you may also deal with one of our knowledgeable personal assistants, who serve as our additional ears and eyes.
  • Our communication style is open, honest and calming. Some of our clients come to us in a stressful state but we’re quick to give them peace of mind. That’s because we have the know-how to deliver on even the most complex legal scenarios.
  • We prefer dealing with the local market, although we rarely turn anyone away, especially when they’re referrals. 
  • A lot of our work is flat-rate pricing so you can be sure we’ll stay within budget.

Our Partners

Andrew Hutchinson Senior Partner

Andrew Hutchinson

Managing Partner

Head of the Conveyancing, Elderly Client & Estates Departments

Richard Storey Partner

Richard Storey


Member of the Estates, Elderly Client & Conveyancing Departments

Fun Fact

Our business has been based at our North Street, central-city offices since 1919. That’s 105 years!


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Trusted by 1000s of Happy Clients

I have no hesitation in recommending H&B to others. Every aspect of the service they have provided has been first class, not simply in the execution of a recent transaction, but also in the informal consultation and advice that has been offered on a broader range of legal issues.



77 North Street
North Yorkshire HG4 1DP


01765 602156


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