Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall Solicitors scoops top accolade at the Modern Law Awards

Last night at the Modern Law Awards, Ridley & Hall received fantastic news. Nigel Priestley, Partner and Community Care solicitor won Lawyer of the Year. The Modern Law Awards recognise and [...]

Ridley & Hall Solicitors recognised at prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards

Ridley & Hall are delighted to announce that last night at the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards 2016 we were awarded for excellence in business development as highly commended. The [...]

Great Turn Out at Our Event for Kinship Carers

This week Ridley & Hall Solicitors held their Free Kinship Care Training event. Providing a variety of free legal advice and training to kinship carers. Topics included; financial support, [...]

Special Guardianship – a Poor Relation to Adoption?

Nigel Priestley with Mrs Justice Parker DBE, Family Division Liaison Judge South Eastern Circuit speaking at St Catherine’s College Oxford on ‘Special Guardianship – A Poor [...]

New Year Resolution for Adopters – Make a Will!

I sat with Alison as we talked about her 19 year old son. She was in despair about his behaviour and the way he was treating her and her husband. He had been adopted at 6 years old but his [...]

Grandmother Wins Fight to Care for Her Grandchildren

A grandmother from Wythenshawe has this week breathed a huge sigh of relief as she has prevented two of her grandchildren from being placed into foster care with strangers. A judge at Manchester [...]

The Adoption Legal Centre Sponsors National Adoption Conference

Home for Good is a charity that aims to make adoption and fostering a significant part of the life and ministry of the church in the UK. They raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive [...]

North Yorkshire Adopters Successful Challenge for Adoption Allowance

A North Yorkshire couple have successfully challenged North Yorkshire County Council’s policy of not paying adoption allowances beyond their child’s 18th birthday. K was born in 1995 and [...]

New Kinship Care Research Shows Potentially Disastrous Effects of Tax Credit and Welfare Reform

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall and trustee of the Family Rights Group, has welcomed the call to the government to think again about the impact of its welfare reforms on [...]

Working Grandparents to Share Parental Leave and Pay

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced this week that working grandparents will be able to share parental leave in the future. The plan would extend the current system, which allows [...]

page 1 of 2