‘Big Bruv Little Sis’

Nigel Priestley met Alan Johnson the former Labour Cabinet minister in London recently. Mr Johnson has become a patron of the Family Rights Group, a family support organisation of which Mr [...]

Carers Rights Day – update

Look out for Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall Solicitors and founder of Grandparents Legal Centre  on ITV Calendar News tonight at 6pm.

Damning Report on Family and Friends Care from Local Government Ombudsman welcomed

The Local Government Ombudsman has launched a damning report on local authorities failure to support family and friends Carers. A damning report on Family and Friends Care from Local Government [...]

Deprivation of Liberty Explained

In the Huddersfield Examiner recently, a disturbing case was reported where “little known Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) legislation” was used. Kirklees Council and South West Yorkshire NHS [...]

Ridley & Hall Review of the Care Leavers Charter

Many grandparent carers and family and friends carers will be caring for “looked after” children who are approaching 16 – or who may have already reached it. This briefing sets out the key [...]

Ridley & Hall in Uganda!

Sarah Young, one of Ridley & Hall’s partners, and John Royle (on the right of the photograph) with fellow Huddersfield solicitors Frazer Hirst and Anne Pendlebury have spent a week in [...]

Nigel Priestley Signs Up for Liverpool FC!

Nigel Priestley will be speaking at Anfield on Thursday 5th December as part of the Grandparents Plus regional event in Liverpool. The event is free and will give kinship carers and kinship care [...]

Mortgage Rate Rises Around the Corner

The national news has been more positive as of late with welcome evidence that the economy is ‘turning a corner’ and showing early signs of a sustainable recovery. However, home owners should be [...]