Adoption – How far will Local Authorities go?

North East Lincolnshire social workers severely criticised by judge. Three North East Lincolnshire social workers have been the subject of severe criticism in a judgment by His Honour Judge Jack [...]

Ridley & Hall is Looking to Recruit a New Commercial Property Lawyer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated commercial property lawyer to join a long established, forward thinking firm. The successful candidate will have a varied workload [...]

A Comprehensive Guide to Financial Issues Connected to Divorce

When divorcing couples separate, very often there are financial issues which need sorting out between them.   This can be achieved by the parties discussing arrangements and divisions between [...]

68 Is Too Late!

Older employees face increased risk of accidents at work. We know as a society we are all living longer.  As life expectancy increases it is becoming more common for employees to be working past [...]

Widow Who Forges Will to Get £1m Fortune May Still Inherit All

It has been reported recently that a former legal secretary, Dawn Smith, forged a Will to benefit from the entire estate of her wealthy 61 year old husband Harvey. Smith, 47, married her husband [...]

Nigel Priestley Writes for The Guardian!

Nigel Priestley writes on the benefits of kinship care for the Guardian ahead of the Adoption UK AGM this weekend. The full article on The Guardian website can be viewed here. Nigel Priestley is [...]

Want to Avoid Care Home Fees? Beware of the Pitfalls

An estimated 1 million or more people have had to sell their home to pay the cost of care fees within the last 5 years; unsurprising given the average cost of a care home is over £700 per week. [...]

Step Parents – Know Your Rights

It is common these days for parents to marry or enter into long-term relationships with someone who is not their child’s biological parent.  Step parents often develop strong bonds with children [...]

President of the Family Division’s Anger at Legal Aid Cuts

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, was faced with a case where the parents wanted to oppose the removal of their child from their care and place him for adoption.  In [...]