Nigel Priestley

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Nigel-Priestley-fullHead of Kinship Department

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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We need a sense of our own identity

Adopting children from abroad is not straightforward. Sometimes children who appear to have no family are discovered to have a living [more]

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]

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