"I would personally recommend Ridley & Hall to anyone who is having issues with support from the local authority... A personal huge thank you to Tracey Ling my solicitor for supporting me and my my family. They've been amazing abd patient when things were difficult for me and I am so glad I made that step and called. We can enjoy being a family for the first time in months." Claire, Middlesbrough
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Solicitor – Community Care
Tracey is a solicitor within the Public Law team. She has an expertise in community care and kinship care law. She is experienced in representing vulnerable clients which she does in a compassionate and caring manner. She understands the stresses and strains which are placed on carers and the support that they also require. She has experience in care proceedings work. Tracey has experience of dealing with cases involving children with challenging behaviour. She also deals with adoption work and is part of a specialist team developed by the firm to advise adopters and potential adopters about various adoption issues, including post adoption support – the Adoption Legal Centre.
Tracey’s community care experience includes representing clients in relation to obtaining from local authorities adequate care provision, appropriate placements including supported living, individual budgets and direct payments and disabled facilities grants. She is experienced in dealing with issues with care homes, including payment of care home fees and issues with assessed service user contributions for services provided by the local authority.
Tracey also has experience in representing grandparents and other family and friends carers in relation to obtaining residence order allowances, special guardianship order allowances, fostering allowances and other support from local authorities for children placed in their care.
Tracey is experienced in judicially reviewing decisions of local authorities.
Tracey’s legal background after completing her Law degree has been 7 years experience as a Legal Assistant / Paralegal, 5 years of these being at Ridley & Hall. She returned to university to complete the final stages of her academic training to become a solicitor before starting her training contract with Ridley & Hall in July 2011. She became a qualified solicitor in January 2013.