A –v- Cheltenham Vision Plus Limited (Trading as Specsavers Opticians)

A, the Claimant received £170,000 in relation to a medical negligence claim arising from D’s failure to diagnose acute and treat acute angle glaucoma which resulted in significant loss of vision for A and led to her being registered partially sighted. Background A was born in 1943 was a patient of the Defendants optical practice Cheltenham

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Is Paedophilia a Sexual Orientation?

A BBC report today has suggested that Paedophilia is a sexual orientation. Apparently, Dr James Cantor at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada has spent many years investigating the proposition. He has used MRI scans to examine the brains of paedophiles and he has reached the conclusion that “paedophilia is something

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Recommendations made by Children’s commissioner in major child sex abuse report

The most detailed analysis of child sex abuse in England to date has been released by the children’s commissioner in which she has made new recommendations to the government in order to prevent child abuse. The report found: Although 50,000 cases of child abuse were reported from April 2012 to March 2014, the report suggests

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Osbornes Solicitors Ranked as a Leading London Law Firm

Osbornes Solicitors has once again been ranked as a leading law firm in London by the legal directory Chambers & Partners (2016 edition). In addition to four departments in the firm ranked as leading teams in London, a record ten solicitors are also ranked as leading lawyers in their respective department. Family Law Department The family team at

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Osbornes family lawyers contribute to the Family Law Protocol

Specialist adoption lawyer Naomi Angell is one of the contributors for the 4th edition of the The Family Law Protocol published by the Law Society. Naomi, along with fertility law specialist Anest Mathias, drafted the chapter ‘Alternative Pathways to Parenthood’ which provides guidance on adoption, surrogacy and fertility law. The Family Law Protocol which was

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Knock On Effects of London’s Housing Crisis being felt by towns outside the M25

A report by the BBC last week indicated that the rehousing of families into towns outside of London by London boroughs is causing friction with those Local Councils. The report explains that Luton Borough Council had made a formal complaint and were considering legal action against the London Borough of Waltham Forest about the number

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Inquest rules medical negligence after death of fourteen year old child.

An inquest has ruled that Whipps Cross Hospital, which is part of the Bart NHS Trust was negligent in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, which resulted in the death of a fourteen year old child The parents, who are clients of Stephanie Prior at Osbornes Solicitors, attended the GP with their son who had been unwell

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Osbornes Shortlisted In Firm of the Year Category

Osbornes Solicitors has been shortlisted in the category of Firm of the Year at the Modern Law Awards 2015. The shortlist has been decided by an independent panel. Successful firms had to demonstrate development and progress as a business within the last year, including employee development, diversity and training. Firms also needed to evidence how they are the

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Naomi Angell Wins Top Award

Osbornes Solicitors is delighted to announce that Head of Adoption, Naomi Angell has been awarded The Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law at The Family Law Awards 2015. Naomi who is a leading adoption lawyer, distinguished career so far includes setting up the Children’s Legal Centre in 1981, the International Year of the

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Japanese Knotweed: Knot In My Backyard!

Japanese knotweed has in recent years attracted much media attention. The plant is often known as an “alien species” by the European Union and in an international context can cause significant problems to homeowners for the following reasons: It can cause physical damage to the properties which can affect the value of property; It can

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