Care Proceedings & Adoption

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Ridley & Hall’s Child Care & Adoption Team has many years of experience as well as a local and a national reputation for its work in the complex field of  child care law.

Questions relating to parental rights, children’s rights and local authority obligations arise in the majority of the cases that we handle.  Our
team are fully aware that many parents do not receive the basic assistance to which they are entitled, yet these same parents’ abilities are often called into question. Our specialist team believes in providing clear and honest legal advice whilst challenging local authorities and the orders they seek

Increasingly, grandparents and other relatives and friends are playing a vital role in the life of children. Many are prepared to put themselves forward as carers for a child who has been removed by the local authority from the parents care. We understand the importance of fighting for the right order to be made if the child is to be placed with family or friends.

Equally, we will fight vigorously for the rights of children whatever their circumstances.

We have represented families across the country in care proceedings. Distance is not an
issue. Getting the right results for carers is the most important consideration so that both the child and the carers are supported.