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What happens to your adopted children if you die without a Will

In January 2018 The Independent published a survey from MacMillan Cancer Support. The article began “Nearly two thirds of adults […]


Support shortfall for families creates care crisis

Both the Children’s Commissioner and the incoming President of the Family Division have sounded the alarm about the crisis in […]


The Role of the Social Worker in Adoption: Ethics and Human Rights – An Enquiry

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall and a specialist in adoption was invited to the launch of a […]


When adopters know best!

Sometimes a potential solution to a child’s problems can seem blindingly obvious to a parent. Adele’s is one such story. […]


Nigel Priestley shortlisted for Lifetime Achievement Award

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall Solicitors has been shortlisted for as one of five finalists for the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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