86% of people in Yorkshire leave life-changing decisions in the hands of strangers

Alarming new report reveals people in Yorkshire and the Humber are leaving major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance There are only 39% of people with a will vs. only 7% with an [...]

Grandparents hit jackpot after Christmas shock

On Christmas Eve 2015, *Joan and Harry Castle’s life was turned upside down (not their real names*). After receiving a call from a Social Worker asking them to take care of their grandchildren, [...]

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner is standing up for Foster and Kinship carers

Nigel Priestley is standing up against Bradford Council after they decided to make cuts to fostering allowances.  “Some of the most vulnerable children in society have been sold short. [...]

Baby taken from formula milk comment dad”!

A claim brought by Ridley & Hall for damages under the Human Rights Act has made the national headlines. The BBC reported the case under the headline “Baby taken from formula milk comment [...]

Bradford Fostering Allowances: The questions that Bradford must answer

Bradford Council is facing claims for back payment of  Allowances to carers with private law orders. This follows the admission that it has not been paying the correct allowance to carers with [...]

Bradford has questions to answer to Foster and Kinship carers!

Following the story published in the Bradford paper, Telegraph & Argus in January, Nigel Priestley shows the effect this is having on people’s lives. The worry is that other [...]

Law set to change for Domestic Violence

It looks as though things may be set to change in the Family Courts with regards to their approach to domestic violence. The Court in Children Act proceedings where there has been domestic [...]