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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Landlords Take Notice: Section 21 is changing!

On the 1st October 2015 a whole raft of changes come into force by virtue of the Deregulation Act 2015 which will impact on whether a landlord can serve a valid section 21 notice on an assured shorthold tenant. Since the introduction of assured shorthold tenancies in 1980, as long as landlords served a valid

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Three Differences Between a Civil Partnership & Marriage

Family lawyer at Osbornes Lisa Pepper Summarises the Differences Between a Civil Partnership and a Marriage Civil partnership’s cannot take place in a church. Gay marriage can be a church ceremony with the exception of the Anglican Church and other religions which do not allow same sex marriage. You can annul a marriage if at the

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Case Report: ML v Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

Out of court settlement June 2015 M the Claimant pursued a claim in relation to clinical negligence arising from D’s failure to provide her with appropriate care when she underwent a left total knee replacement on 18 June 2009. Background In the past, M had a problem with deep vein thrombosis and was on warfarin.

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Osbornes victorious in landmark Upper Tribunal decision concerning maternity rights

For many years the issue of maternity rights for European Economic Area (EEA) national women, who have exercised their freedom of movement as workers within the EU, has been a concern. If an EEA national woman has been fortunate enough to be employed in a job with sufficient security to afford contractual employment rights, it

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Osbornes Shortlisted for Top Personal Injury Lawyer Awards

The personal injury department has been shortlisted for two awards at the industry renowned Eclipse Personal Injury Awards 2015. For the second consecutive year the department has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year’. Ben Posford, Head of Catastrophic Injury, has also been shortlisted in the category for ‘Claimant Personal

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Success for Osbornes Solicitors in the Legal 500 2015

North London law firm, Osbornes Solicitors has once again been ranked as a recommended London law firm in the 2015 edition of the independent legal directory ‘The Legal 500’. The family law department, which has featured in the directory for a number of years, was again ranked in the 2015 edition as a leading family

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The Kids Are Not Alright!

Going through a divorce can be a traumatic experience for a divorcing couple and can often lead to acrimony when negotiating financial settlements, living arrangements, distribution of assets and perhaps most important of all child arrangements. Sadly, if children are involved they all too often have a ‘front row seat’ to all the arguments and

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Landmark decision handed down in relation to mistakes made by fertility clinics affecting parentage

Specialist Fertility lawyer at Osbornes Solicitors, Anest Mathias has successfully represented a couple in a case relating to serious mistakes made by fertility clinics which called into question parentage of children born under the Human Fertilisation and Embroyology Act 2008. Read the full judgement – DECLARATION OF PARENTAGE – Judgment of Sir James Munby P

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