Battling grandad makes Kirklees pay

In July 2012, Mr Jones was given an ultimatum by Social Services: “If you can’t care for your grandson, he will be placed outside of the family in foster care”. Mr Jones’s life was turned upside [...]

Lessons from a week of wonderful results

It’s been quite a week in our Family Team. We have received these very kind messages from kinship carers in the last week. In each case we have been working with grandparent carers or [...]

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 [...]

Free Kinship Carers Training Event

Ridley & Hall are pleased to announce that we are offering a completely free training session for kinship carers at our offices on Tuesday 11th October. Ridley & Hall specialise in acting [...]

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 [...]

Fairy Tale Ending for West Yorkshire Grandma!

A West Yorkshire grandmother is celebrating receiving a back payment of over £110,000 this week from a local authority. The grandmother who cannot be named for legal reasons began caring for her [...]

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 [...]

Working Grandparents to Share Parental Leave and Pay

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced this week that working grandparents will be able to share parental leave in the future. The plan would extend the current system, which allows [...]

Stoke Gran Wins Battle with Council

A grandmother who has been caring for her grandson since May 2014 without any financial support has finally won her battle with Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The grandmother’s two grandsons were [...]

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