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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Battling grandad makes Kirklees pay

In July 2012, Mr Jones was given an ultimatum by Social Services: “If you can’t care for your grandson, he will be placed more...

Victorious grandad says: ‘I feel like a millionaire’

Mr Thompson loved spending time with his grandchildren James and Ellie. He was a single grandfather but always made sure that he made more...

Lessons from a week of wonderful results

It’s been quite a week in our Family Team. We have received these very kind messages from kinship carers in the last week. more...

Grandparents hit jackpot after Christmas shock

On Christmas Eve 2015, *Joan and Harry Castle’s life was turned upside down (not their real names*). After receiving a call from a more...

Bradford has questions to answer to Foster and Kinship carers!

Following the story published in the Bradford paper, Telegraph & Argus in January, Nigel Priestley shows the effect this is having on people's lives. The worry is that more...

Bradford aunt and uncle win battle with Council

A Bradford kinship carer couple win a £7000 battle with Bradford Council. When Bradford Metropolitan District Council approached Mr and Mrs B in 2014 to more...

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