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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Possible changes to residential care fees for the elderley

There are approximately 3 million people in the UK aged over 80 and it is estimated that this number will double by 2030 and reach 8 million by 2050. As the ageing population continues to grow in size, there will be a greater demand for residential care in the future. Current position Paying for residential

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Specialist solicitor, Stephanie Prior comments on the Dave Lee Travis sexual abuse trial

Dave Lee Travis (DLT) the former Radio 1 DJ often known as the hairy cornflake is now due to serve time in prison for being found guilty of indecently assaulting a TV researcher in 1995 when working on a BBC show with her. Apparently, he groped her breasts.  He accused her of lying when he

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Osbornes successfully defends clients following action by Camden Council to take possession of home

On the 23rd September 2014, over two years since proceedings were issued by Camden Council, Housing and Social Care specialist, Edward Taylor, successfully argued at trial that Camden’s decision to seek possession is unlawful on public law grounds. Osbornes Solicitors represented both Defendants after making a successful application for the Second Defendant to be added as

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Paediatric haematologist sexually abuses his patients at Addenbrookes Hospital

It has recently been reported in the press that Dr Myles Bradbury a 41 year old Paediatric Haematologist at Addenbrookes Hospital has pleaded guilty to sexual offences against children, his patients who placed their trust in him to treat their medical conditions. Dr Bradbury has pleaded guilty to 7 counts of sexual assault and 12

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