UK Adoption Reform: The Dangers of Repeating Australia’s Shame

In Australia last week, the prime minister Julie Gillard delivered an historic and exceptionally moving national apology to thousands of unwed mothers who were forced by government policies to [...]

Presumption of Death Bill Becomes Law

A new law has come into force that offers hope to families of those who have gone missing. The Presumption of Death Bill received Royal Assent on 26th March and is now an Act of Parliament which [...]

Pennine Music Festival 2013

Ridley & Hall is pleased to be supporting the Pennine Music Festival 2013, presented by Huddersfield Pennine Rotary Club. The event will be held on 27th April at Cathedral House on St. [...]

Special Guardianship Orders – Are They Right For You?

Special guardianship orders were introduced in December 2005.  Its aim was to bridge the gap between a residence order and adoption as it was becoming increasingly common for family members to [...]

After Separation Where Do Grandparents Stand With Their Grandchildren?

It is wildly recognised that due to the increase in child care fees, grandparents are coming out of retirement to care for their grandchildren so that the parents can go back to work and earn a [...]

Battling Aunt in Landmark Kinship Care Decision

For full story on BBC click here In a landmark decision London Borough of Tower Hamlets has been struck down due to discrimination against family & friend foster carers. Mrs X, who cannot be [...]

Accident Claims and Inheritance Disputes Deadline – 31st March 2013

Crucial reforms affecting the funding of litigation cases are coming into effect on 1st April 2013.  The Jackson Reforms, as they are called, are the biggest shakeup of the civil litigation [...]

Doncaster Council Slammed For Childcare Services Failings

To view story in Daily Mail click here To view story and footage in the Yorkshire Post click here A Doncaster mother of 5 children is seeking legal advice after breaking her silence about a [...]