Nigel Priestley heads up our Kinship Department. He is the senior partner at Ridley & Hall Solicitors, is also a member of the Children’s Panel and regularly represents children, parents and grandparents in care proceedings.
Nigel won the Law Society Highly Commended Solicitor of the year in 2008 and he was shortlisted in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award 2008. He was named the winner of the Solicitor of the Year (Private Practice) in the National Law Society Excellence Awards for 2010.
Nigel specialises in assisting parents in bringing judicial review proceedings on behalf of children placed with kinship carers to ensure that the Local Authorities fulfil their legal obligations towards family and friends and carers and the children who are living with them.
Nigel is a Trustee of the Family Rights Group. He works closely with the Grandparents Association.