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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.

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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]

Ridley & Hall shortlisted for leading legal awards on a national stage and here in Yorkshire

Ridley & Hall Shortlisted for Three Prestigious Awards  The firm has been shortlisted for the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards 2016 in [more]

New Year Resolution for Adopters – Make a Will!

I sat with Alison as we talked about her 19 year old son. She was in despair about his behaviour and [more]

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 [more]

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