Executor of an Estate? Three Things you Need to Know

It is an unfortunate fact that very cold snaps in winter increase death rates.  The recent cold spell will mean that many people will have taken on the responsibility of dealing with a loved one [...]

Dramatic Legal Aid Funding Withdrawal – Make an Appointment with a Family Lawyer Now

You may not be aware that as of 1 April 2013, most legal help and full public funding (levels of legal aid) in relation to family law matters, are to be withdrawn by the government via the Legal [...]

Ridley & Hall Launching New Initiative to Reclaim Care Home Fees

ATTENTION:  DEADLINE OF 31 MARCH 2013 APPROACHING Are you or a family member or friend in a care home or nursing home and paying for or contributing to care home fees?  Are you worried that your [...]

Government to Trial Personal Budgets for Adoption Support

Adoptive parents would be able to choose type and provider of support under latest package of adoption reforms. Nigel Priestley whose firm Ridley & Hall specialises in providing advice to [...]

Local Solicitor Joins Key Government Adoption Research Panel

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner with Ridley & Hall has been asked to join a government advisory panel on adoption breakdown. The advisory group is made upon researchers carrying out the [...]

We Have a Vacancy for a Residential Property and Commercial Secretary

We have a vacancy for an experienced legal secretary to work within our busy residential property and commercial teams. The team includes 5 partners / fee earners based at our central [...]

Battling Pensioner’s Nightmare ends with Compensation

A 61 year old pensioner from Doncaster has been awarded the maximum compensation, recommended under DWP Guidelines, as a compensatory payment for maladministration as well as receiving a written [...]

Christmas Came Early for Grandparent

A London grandmother is delighted to find out that the local authority will pay her just under £23,000 for backdated special guardianship allowance. The grandmother (TT) cannot be named for legal [...]

A Happy Ending for Grandparents in Kirklees

When our grandson, Kamron, was born in April 2011, he was taken immediately into foster care by Kirklees Social Services.  The Local Authority were pushing for him to go for adoption. We sought [...]

Judge gives grandma the right to challenge Derbyshire County Council’s residence allowance policy

A high court judge has given a 67 year old Derbyshire grandmother permission to challenge a key policy of Derbyshire County Council. The grandmother has been caring for her grandson who is now 13 [...]