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Are you looking to adopt your foster child? Here is what you need to know

We receive a number of enquiries from foster carers wanting to know what their legal options are about adopting the child [more]

Child on parent violence in adoptive families; "The new kind of abuse"

A number of articles have been published in recent weeks commenting upon child on parent violence and how this appears to [more]

Adopted children and trust disputes

Sometimes Courts have to make decisions where the answer seems clear to most of us. Are adopted children equal to birth [more]

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 [more]

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall Solicitors scoops top accolade at Modern Law Awards

Last night at the Modern Law Awards, Ridley & Hall received fantastic news. Nigel Priestley, Partner and Community Care solicitor won [more]

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 [more]

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Welcome to Adoption Legal Centre

Adoption is in the news – and adopters need specialist legal advice.

The Government wants to increase the number of children being adopted; the Children and Families Bill which they have introduced is aiming to help make this happen.

But some children adopted from local authority care have a range of needs due to their early life experiences, often of abuse or neglect; these needs are not resolved simply by being adopted.

The team at the Adoption Legal Centre are specialists in advising both adopters and potential adopters. We can help when adopters are facing challenging problems. We advise about what they need to do and what steps they should take to obtain support and advice when they face difficult problems. Adoption Legal Centre is an affiliated service of Ridley & Hall Solicitors.

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