Osbornes successful in landmark Court of Appeal decision regarding the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TLATA 1996)

In the case of Bagum v Hafiz and Hai [2015] EWCA Civ 801, the Court of Appeal considered, for the first time, whether the extent of its discretion under section 14, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TLATA”) permitted the Court to order one of the beneficiaries of the trust to sell

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‘Blinded by the sun’ driver found guilty of causing death by careless driving

On Monday 8th July 2013 at around 8:15am, Terrence Watson, 55, was crossing the Broadway in Jaywick, Essex, when he was hit by a Ford Focus driven by Alan Baker, who was 72 years old at the time. Mr Watson died eight days later as a result of the injuries he sustained. Mr Baker was

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Medical Negligence Claims department Accredited by AvMA

Stephanie Prior has been re-accredited to appear on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) legal panel. AvMA continues to provide advice and support to people affected by medical accidents and has succeeded in moving medical negligence higher up the UKs justice agenda. AvMA is also responsible for making clinical negligence a specialism within legal practice.

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Six figure Sum Awarded Following Medical Negligence Claim

Stephanie Prior, Head of Medical Negligence at Osbornes Solicitors has successfully negotiated an out of court six figure medical negligence claim settlement for her client who suffered from negligent medical treatment administrated by an NHS Trust. The client underwent a left total knee replacement which resulted in severe nerve damage to her knee and left

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Record Success for Osbornes as Chambers and Partners release results

Osbornes have achieved record results in the 2016 edition of the legal directory Chambers and Partners. The firm’s family and social housing departments have once again been recognised as leading teams in London and the UK, however this year, the firm’s personal injury department has also been ranked as a leading department for personal injury

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Award nominations for Osbornes Solicitors

Osbornes Solicitors have been shortlisted for two Halsbury legal awards. Chaired by independent judges, the awards recognise and celebrate exceptional talent and innovation across the legal sector. This year Osbornes have been shortlisted in the categories ‘Law Firm of the Year’ (50+ employees) and ‘Award for Business Development’. Jan Atkinson, Head of the Private Client

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Children’s Commissioner argues ‘Care Leavers should not have to fend for themselves at 18′

When we think of the care system in this country we envisage children being looked after by foster parents or by the local authority in children’s homes or in supportive accommodation. On their 18th birthday it is usual for children to be released from the care system to fend for themselves unless they are in

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Could Operation Yew Tree result in more child abuse offences being reported?

Figures published earlier this month suggested that the number of reported sex offences have increased by 8500 in the last year. Experts in the field don’t think this is because more children are being abused, rather with so many high profile scalps being taken by the police, more people now have the confidence to speak

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FGM is child abuse and attitudes must change

In late May, Nigeria became the latest country to pass a law banning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This somewhat barbaric act is designed to make sex uncomfortable for a woman, and prevent sexual promiscuity. It can lead to infections, infertility or even kill them, and is regarded as a form of child abuse in most

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Osbornes Expands Firm with Incorporation

Osbornes Solicitors LLP are delighted to announce the incorporation of Daniel and Harris to the firm from 1st July 2015. Daniel and Harris specialise in Divorce, Child Arrangements, Property, Probate, Trusts and Wills, have been providing expert legal advice to individuals for nearly 40 years, from the heart of the West Hampstead/Kilburn area. Throughout their

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