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, [...]

Double Celebration for Kinship Carer after battle with Middlesbrough Borough Council

A battling grandmother caring for two grandchildren has won her fight to get Middlesbrough Council to pay allowances. A grandmother has been caring for her grandson aged 4 since 2012. His mother [...]

Court Rules Suicidal Woman Mentally Capable to Refuse Medical Treatment

In a groundbreaking case before the Court of Protection this month a 50 year old woman has been found to be mentally capable to decide to refuse medical treatment. An 8-hour hearing took place on [...]

Carers Rights Day Event at Ridley & Hall Solicitors

Huddersfield solicitors Ridley & Hall held a drop in legal advice session at their office in Market Street on Friday 20th November to celebrate and support carers. Often described as the [...]

Victory for Teenager After Sefton Council Try to Force Her to Leave Residential Placement

A 19 year old woman who lacks capacity to make major life decisions including where she should live has, with the help of her solicitor at Ridley & Hall and her mother, forced Sefton Council [...]

Battling Grandmother Wins £30,000 Kinship Settlement with London Borough of Hackney

A London grandmother, aged 60, has forced the London Borough of Hackney to pay over £30,000 in an out of court settlement after they failed to pay her the right allowance for years. The [...]

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 [...]

Yorkshire Couple Celebrate Record Payment for Care of their Grandchildren

A Yorkshire couple are celebrating the payment of over £80,000 from a Yorkshire local authority. The payment represents 12 years of back payment due to them after the local authority failed to [...]

The Harsh Reality for Some Parents who Adopt Children from Care

The first study of adoption breakdown in Wales has laid bare the horrific experiences of some parents who adopt children from care Commenting, Nigel Priestley, who was a member of the Advisory [...]

Derby City Council Pay Struggling Grandfather £16,500 in Back Dated Payments

A grandfather from Derby has won a substantial amount of back dated monies from his local council after caring for his grandchildren for 14 years. Derby City Council placed four grandchildren in [...]

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