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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More child abuse victims step forward in Rotherham

Following the publication of the Jay report last week more victims of sexual exploitation in Rotherham have now come forward. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) heavily criticised councillors, council officers and police officers in South Yorkshire after concluding that they were aware of the widespread abuse of children, but failed to

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New medical negligence partner joins Osbornes

Osbornes are delighted to announce the arrival of Stephanie Prior, who joins the firm as Head of Medical Negligence. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor in 1997 Stephanie was a registered general nurse. Stephanie has a  Diploma in Forensic Medical Science and is the Legal Editor of and contributor to the publication ‘Medicine Science and the Law’.

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Investigating TfL’s Better Junctions Scheme

As part of the Mayor’s Vision for Cycling, in March this year Transport for London released a map of 33 priority road junctions that need to be changed in order to benefit cyclists in the capital. Called the ‘Better Junctions’ scheme, it highlights areas where infrastructure needs to be updated in order to increase safety.

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Workplace injuries report produced by Osbornes

Described as ‘a bold and far-reaching piece of legislation’ when it was first introduced in 1974, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of The Health and Safety at Work Act. The act is credited as helping to make Britain one of the safest places in the world to work, saving thousands of lives, preventing many more injuries

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