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 [...]

Caring aunt wins triple victory and celebrates the battling skills of her solicitors

An Aunt who had been massively let down by her Local Authority is celebrating a triple victory. After taking on the care of her nephew, at the local authority’s request she got no financial [...]

Where would children be without Kinship Care?

It is estimated that 200-300,000 children in the United Kingdom who cannot live with their parents are being brought up by grandparents, older siblings or other wider family members or friends. [...]

Double Celebration for Kinship Carer after battle with Middlesbrough Borough Council

A battling grandmother caring for two grandchildren has won her fight to get Middlesbrough Council to pay allowances. A grandmother has been caring for her grandson aged 4 since 2012. His mother [...]

Northamptonshire Grandmother Wins Fight for Proper Support

A 62-year old Northamptonshire grandmother is celebrating a victory after a hard fought fight with Northamptonshire County Council.  The grandmother had cared for her 14-year old grandson since [...]

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 [...]

Carers Rights Day Event at Ridley & Hall Solicitors

Huddersfield solicitors Ridley & Hall held a drop in legal advice session at their office in Market Street on Friday 20th November to celebrate and support carers. Often described as the [...]

Nigel Priestley Advises Social Workers on Special Guardianship Orders

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall was a key speaker at Community Care Live in London this week. He was speaking on the subject of ‘special guardianship orders – are [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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