The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption: Ethics and Human Rights – An Enquiry

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall and a specialist in adoption was invited to the launch of a report on “The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption: Ethics and Human Rights [...]

When adopters know best!

Sometimes a potential solution to a child’s problems can seem blindingly obvious to a parent. Adele’s is one such story. She had been placed with Henry and Jane when she was almost 4 and she had [...]

Adoption Legal Centre attend sold out Adoption UK Annual Conference

Sarah Brown and Nigel Priestley from Ridley & Hall went to a packed Adoption UK AGM and Conference in Birmingham representing Adoption Legal Centre. The theme of the day was “Attachment [...]

Ridley & Hall Solicitors recognised at prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards

Ridley & Hall are delighted to announce that last night at the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards 2016 we were awarded for excellence in business development as highly commended. The [...]

Nigel Priestley shortlisted for Lifetime Achievement Award

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall Solicitors has been shortlisted for as one of five finalists for the Lifetime Achievement Award at National Adoption Week Awards. The National [...]

National and Regional Recognition for Contribution to Family and Adoption Law

Ridley & Hall are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for two awards at the upcoming Family Law Awards; Regional Firm of the Year and Nigel Priestley for Partner of the Year [...]

A family from Dublin turned to Adoption Law Specialists

A family from Dublin turned to adoption law specialists, Ridley & Hall Solicitors when they found that they were unable to continue caring for their son. They had moved to Ireland to get the [...]

New Year Resolution for Adopters – Make a Will!

I sat with Alison as we talked about her 19 year old son. She was in despair about his behaviour and the way he was treating her and her husband. He had been adopted at 6 years old but his [...]

Adoptive Parents and the Misuse of Section 20

What do adoptive parents do when they realise they simply can’t continue caring for their damaged adopted child? They turn to the local authority for help. Too often the local authority places [...]

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 [...]