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 [...]

The agony of child on parent violence

Crises seem to happen when I go to a wedding! One of the solicitors in my team was getting married. Sue and I were on our way to the venue but the call of a coffee at a specialist food shop was [...]

When tweeting a client doesn’t involve social media

Meet our new member of staff – Ivan The Parrot   At Ridley & Hall we like to go the extra mile for our clients. If it’s within our power to help, then we will always try to do so. In fact, [...]

The Dense Fog of Human Rights Costs!

The recent decisions in Re: H (A minor) v Northamptonshire CC 2017 www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2017/282.html and Re CZ (Human Rights Claim: Costs) 2017 [...]

The Challenge of Violent Adopted Children and Adoption Breakdown and Care Courts

The challenges facing adoptive parents have been highlighted by a Report on the Today Programme on Radio 4 on Friday 20th March and by the comments of a judge in Brighton on an adoption breakdown [...]

Tick Tock – The Time is Now for Family Members

“There is no time like the present” is an old saying but it could not be more appropriate for family and friends carers and the support groups that work with them. Frequently when [...]