Re- accreditation by the Law Society for Osbornes’ Wills & Probate department, headed by Jan Atkinson

Osbornes Solicitors are delighted to announce that the firm has been successfully re-accredited to the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme. This accreditation demonstrates that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored wills and probate advice to all of our clients. WIQS

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‘Intersentia’ book review by Osbornes adoption law specialist Naomi Angell

Osbornes’ Naomi Angell has written a review on the book Intersentia by Claire Fention-Glynn which was published in the Family Law Journal publication. Naomi, who is a specialist adoption lawyer talks how the book focuses on the rights of children in intercountry adoption with unrelated families and the difference between the European countries approach of

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Red my lips sexual abuse campaign

Its no surprise to learn that what we wear and the way we present ourselves is likely to affect the way we are treated in the workplace; at special occasions such as weddings; funerals and when we are out and about socializing with friends.  We judge people initially by the way they look and then

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Bowel Cancer need not be a killer

Cancer is a word that attracts stigma. Many people believe that if you are diagnosed with cancer you are going to die. It is seen by many to be a death sentence. However, this is not always the case. Cancer can be treatable if it is diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion. Today, I

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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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