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Northamptonshire Grandmother Wins Fight for Proper Support

A 62-year old Northamptonshire grandmother is celebrating a victory after a hard fought fight with Northamptonshire County Council.  The grandmother had cared for more...

Contactless Cards – a Danger for the Elderly?

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Silver Splitters and Will Disputes

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Nigel Priestley Advises Social Workers on Special Guardianship Orders

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall was a key speaker at Community Care Live in London this week. He was speaking more...

Battling Grandmother Wins £30,000 Kinship Settlement with London Borough of Hackney

A London grandmother, aged 60, has forced the London Borough of Hackney to pay over £30,000 in an out of court settlement after more...

New Kinship Care Research Shows Potentially Disastrous Effects of Tax Credit and Welfare Reform

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall and trustee of the Family Rights Group, has welcomed the call to the government to more...

Many kinship carers find themselves caring for a child who has been placed by the LA - and then the LA has let the whole situation drift. These comments are a reminder that the courts are clearly against this happening. Any carer in this situation should get in touch with us.

Judge criticises council for section 20 ‘drift’
www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/02/19/judge-criticises-council-section-20-drift/?cmpid=NLC%7CSCSC%7C...
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Welcome to Grandparents Legal Centre

The Grandparents Legal Centre are specialists in advising about the steps grandparents need to take to try and resolve certain difficult issues.  These can include contact to Grandchildren, taking on children when a parent can not look after a child, divorcing in later life and Grandparents being involved in care proceedings involving a grandchild. We hope to be able to give you information about Grandparents rights through the family courts.

When relationships break down in families, grandparents, who have been a major part of children’s lives, are sometimes denied any contact. 42% of grandparents lose contact with their grandchildren when their parents separate.

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