Is Child Abuse Genetic?

As scientists gain ever more understanding of genetic and hereditary traits, so some have fallen upon evidence that brothers and fathers of sex offenders are more likely to become child abusers or sex offenders themselves. Though statistically significant – and the study was a very large one – this does not mean to say that

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Supreme Court Judge calls for reform of divorce law

The most senior female Judge in England and Wales, being The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond (Deputy President of The Supreme Court) has called for reform in divorce law. Baroness Hale wants divorce law reformed to reduce conflicts and the use of court time. She proposes that couples have a one year ‘cooling

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Scrapping the non-domicile rule – effects on divorce

Ed Miliband has said Labour plans to end the non-domicile rule that allows some wealthy UK residents to limit the tax paid on earnings outside the country. Many people do not know that where you got married is irrelevant to where you get divorced.  The country in which you are allowed to divorce in (and

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Osbornes Solicitors is delighted to announce a new legal partnership with the London Cycling Campaign

From today (1 April 2015), Osbornes Cycle Injuries will be on hand to provide assistance and advice to any London Cycling Campaign (LCC) member who is injured or involved in a collision. That means you’ll have the peace of mind to know that if something bad happens while you’re cycling, you’ll have direct line access to

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Ben Posford featured in Nursery World’s report on the impact of nursery work on physical health

In the latest report of Nursery World Head of Osbornes’ Catastrophic Injury, Ben Posford, talks about the requirement to provide training in manual-handling job and the need to supply staff with ‘suitable and sufficient’ risk assessments. Ben gives his expert opinion on how employers can take better care of their employees and make sure accidents

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Settlement reached as former teacher pays child abuse victim compensation

Stephanie Prior has recently settled another historic child abuse case.  Her client was sexually abused from the age of 9- 15 years of age. The perpetrator of the abuse was a local school teacher and family friend who eventually pleaded guilty before the criminal court to seven offences of indecent assault on boys under 16

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New system to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation

This week, a report has been published by the University of Bedfordshire into a new system for tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE) at root. In theory this should significantly reduce the risk of organised paedophilia across the country. The system, called Families and Communities Against Sexual Exploitation (FCASE) is a multiagency approach led by the

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Proton Beam Therapy Winning Hearts

It was reported today in the national press, that Ashya King, a young boy whose removal from a UK hospital sparked international arrest warrant against his parents, is cancer free after the successful proton beam treatment in Prague. This is a great result not only for Ashya and his family, but also for all other

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Inadequate overall rating for Bart’s Health NHS Trust

  I have this morning read the Care Quality Commission Report into the quality of care afforded at Whipps Cross Hospital. It is shocking. Every department has scored inadequate save critical care and maternity & gynaecology which ‘require improvement’. This is a terrible situation for the NHS Trust. Whips Cross University Hospital is only one

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Police stopped from protecting child abuse victims by the powerful

When you speak to a policeman they will tell you that they are ‘public servants’, with the interests of the public at heart – and not those who employ them. However, the latest revelations in connection with the Westminster child abuse scandal makes you wonder at their true role – to protect the vulnerable, or

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