Can Stillbirths be prevented?

It has been reported in the press that as many as half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if a simple test, namely, a Doppler scan is carried out.  Apparently there are approximately 4,000 recorded stillbirths per annum in the UK. A still birth is the death of a fetus in the womb

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Claims Against Private Clinics

The general rule at common law is that a Defendant is liable for the negligent act of a servant committed in the course of his employment but not that of an independent contractor. This argument has been used by private clinics trying to exculpate themselves from liability for their self-employed clinicians. This is also what

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Presumption of Death Act 2013 simplifies dealings with a missing person’s property and affairs

Under the Presumption of Death Act 2013, which came into force on 1st October 2014, an application can be made to the High Court for a declaration that a missing person who is thought to be dead or who has not been known to be alive for a period of at least 7 years can

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Personal Injury department at Osbornes shortlisted for two awards

Osbornes are pleased to announce that the personal injury department has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards. The department has been shortlisted for ‘Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year’ and Head of Catastrophic Injury, Ben Posford has been shortlisted for ‘Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year’. The awards, which are now

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Serious Sexual Abuse Allegations made against DJs

The last week has seen serious allegations made against former DJ and friend of Jimmy Savile, Ray Teret and Magic FM DJ, Neil Fox. Ray Teret, a former DJ on Radio Caroline, is facing more than 30 charges of sex abuse in his ongoing trial at Manchester Crown Court. In one account given to the

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Jules Bianchi Head Injury at Japanese Grand Prix

Formula 1 driver, Jules Bianchi, suffered a traumatic brain injury following a high speed crash at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on Sunday 5th October 2014.  Bianchi lost control of his Marussia Formula 1 car as his car aquaplaned in appalling conditions and crashed into the back of a recovery vehicle, which was hauling

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The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014: Changes to the Intestacy Rules

When a person dies intestate, that is without leaving a valid will disposing of the whole of his or her property, the distribution of the deceased’s estate among family members is governed by a set of legal rules known as the Intestacy Rules. The Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 (the ‘Act’) received Royal Assent

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Excellent results for Osbornes in the Legal 500 2014 directory

  Camden based, Osbornes solicitors has once again been ranked as a recommended London law firm in the 2014 edition of the independent legal directory, Legal 500. The family law department, which has featured in the directory for a number of years, was again ranked in the 2014 edition as a leading family law department

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Haringey council ordered to pay Osbornes legal costs after vulnerable tenant eviction case

On the 16th September 2014 Haringey Council were ordered to pay the legal costs incurred by Osbornes in protecting an extremely vulnerable tenant from being evicted. Nearly 3 years ago, Housing and Social Care specialist, Edward Taylor, agreed to assist a helpless Haringey Council tenant who suffers from Paranoid Schizophrenia. At the time of approaching

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Jersey care child abuse inquiry hears evidence

The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry has recently heard evidence of some of the horrendous punishments allegedly dished out by staff at the care homes under investigation. The Inquiry heard that at one home a girl was forced to sleep next to a dead nun, whilst at another children were beaten with metal spoons and had

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