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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Huddersfield Family Lawyer Shortlisted for Family Law Partner of the Year 2015

Nigel Priestley at Ridley & Hall, was shortlisted for the Family Law Partner of the Year 2015 at the prestigious Family Law Awards. The chosen lawyers had to show that they were an [...]

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 [...]

Ridley & Hall Celebrates Double Accreditation

The 2015 Legal 500 rankings have been announced and Ridley & Hall is pleased to be named as the highest ranking law firm in Huddersfield in all the categories it was nominated for, as well as [...]

Big Money Cases are they Really Newsworthy?

There is an expectation of the right to a private and family life under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights, Article 8. Thus when a couple are divorcing and the financial [...]

Divorce Settlement Appeals Allowed by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favour of two women who say they were misled as to their ex-husbands’ financial situations and should have their divorce settlements reviewed [...]

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 [...]

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