Sarah Young

Coercive Control of the Elderly

We’ve all become more familiar recently with the expression ‘coercive control’ in the context of domestic abuse. Coercive control is when a person with whom you are personally connected, repeatedly behaves in a way which makes you feel controlled, dependent, isolated or scared. What may feel less familiar however is the idea that coercive control…

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 other Council’s around the country may follow this example. Maureen was a 59 year old grandmother when Kirklees Council decided that her grandson Liam could live with her under a Special Guardianship…

Nigel Priestley, Senior Partner at Ridley & Hall Solicitors scoops top accolade at the Modern Law Awards

Last night at the Modern Law Awards, Ridley & Hall received fantastic news. Nigel Priestley, Partner and Community Care solicitor won Lawyer of the Year. The Modern Law Awards recognise and celebrate the benchmarks for best practice in the ever diverse, challenging and exciting landscape for the business of law. This was such a great achievement for Nigel. Nigel…