Nigel Priestley Adoption Specialist Lawyer wins Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year Award 2017

Nigel Priestley Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall Solicitors was awarded Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards ceremony in the New Dock Hall in Leeds. Nigel has devoted his [...]

The agony of child on parent violence

Crises seem to happen when I go to a wedding! One of the solicitors in my team was getting married. Sue and I were on our way to the venue but the call of a coffee at a specialist food shop was [...]

A Decision to Shock Local Authorities and Adopters!

Decisions of the Court of Appeal and the High Court earlier this summer must have sent tremors through local authority adoption services and prospective adopters. The impact both for adoption [...]

New year, new start, new life! A remarkable story of Kinship Carers commitment!

Jada Louise is a beautiful child. She’s nearly two. 2015 has so many opportunities for her as she starts her new life in a new country with her new family. Her story might have been very [...]

Adoption Activity Days – a Solution for an Adoption Crisis?

Following a recent Channel 4 documentary about adoption and in particular ‘Adoption Activity Days’, there has been a lot of media coverage about this highly controversial concept which brings [...]

Huddersfield Law Firm Starts 2014 on a Recruitment High

Winner of the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards 2013, Ridley & Hall, has started 2014 on a high with a variety of appointments and promotions across the organisation. Ruky Mahboob has been appointed as [...]

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 [...]