Welcome to Rucklidge Law –
Family Law Solicitors in York, Selby, Barnsley , Sheffield & Leeds

We look after the law so you can look after the ones you love.

As specialist lawyers, we are here to help you with your family law needs. If you need help with legal issues relating to children, advice around divorce, help with making a will or dealing with a loved one’s estate through probate, we are here to help.

FREE 30-minute Legal Consultation

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When it comes to legal processes, we know how daunting things can be, that's why we offer a FREE 30-minute consultation, so you can talk to an expert Family Lawyer and take the right steps from the start.

Specialist Family Lawyers here for you and your family

We know how important family is to you. That is why our specialist lawyers understand that if you need help with a Family Law issue, advice about a making a Will, or dealing with a loved one’s estate, you are probably going through a life-changing event. We believe you should have a professional on your side, who can support you through the legal process as smoothly as possible, during what we know is a stressful time for you and your loved ones.

Our commitments to you

You're in safe hands

We understand that you may be going through a difficult time. We’ll give you one point of contact, an experienced lawyer that you can trust and build a relationship with.

At Rucklidges we keep you informed

We know it can be stressful waiting for information. We won’t keep you waiting unnecessarily, we will always let you know about progress on your case as soon as we do.

Helping you Understand the Legal Process

Legal matters can be complex, especially if it's the first time you've had to deal with them. We'll explain everything to you in simple terms and guide you through the process so that you know what's happening.

You're our priority

We don't overload our lawyers with too many clients, we keep our workload manageable so that we make sure we are available to you if you need us. If we are busy when you call, we'll always get back to you as soon as we can.

Why Choose Us?


We are experts in family law, wills and probate


We have over twenty years of legal experience


We believe in a no-nonsense approach to legal advice and representation


Our rates are highly competitive


We serve customers in York, Selby, Barnsley, Sheffield, Leeds and Beyond


We are a member of Resolution - a code specifically for family lawyers

Jill Rucklidge, Managing Director and Solicitor

What our clients say about us

"Jill gave me great advice throughout the divorce process. her straight-talking but warm style gave me confidence from an early stage. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jill to anyone in the same situation."

"Your letter did the trick, the path has been fixed! Thank you so much."

"It has been a pleasure working with you, thanks for making it all so smooth and straight forward."

“I would love to say a big thank you to Angela Lally and Jill Rucklidge for outstanding work. And always there when I needed them through my divorce, I would highly recommend them both.”

"Alison provided a fantastic friendly service. She made me feel at ease and really took time to understand what I needed. She kept me in the loop every step of the way and always responded efficiently and very friendly. I would definitely recommend to friends and family."

"Thank you for all of your support and advice recently, it means a lot."

"Lorna, thanks very much for your help and guidance throughout this process, I'm relieved that the end is in sight."

"Thank you so much we really appreciate everything you have done for us; you have been fantastic and I will recommend to friends."

“I am dyslexic so extra time was taken to explain the process. You were very patient. I don’t feel that you could improve your service 100% professional and reliable.”

"Fantastic service from a professional and friendly team. Made everything so easy and straight forward."