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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Holiday Claims: Getting more than you ‘Packaged’ for!

For many of us a holiday is something that we have booked many months or even years in advance and it is seen as a well-deserved reward to allow us to spend time with our family and/or friends. However, it is not uncommon for things to go wrong or accidents to happen while on holiday

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Child sex abuse reports to police increase

According to the children’s charity the NSPCC, reports to the police over child sex abuse have increased by 38% from last year to this year. 31,000 sex abuse incidents were reported to the police, as against 22,500 in 2014. The charity suggests that the increase in reports are because children have become increasingly confident to

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Victim Blaming – abuse is never your fault.

This weekend the Daily Mail published a story of how former singer and children’s entertainer Rolf Harris has written a letter to a former friend saying how his victims were to blame for his conviction, not his acts. How his victims (one of whom was seven years old when he forced himself on her) feel

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Adoption lawyer, Naomi Angell speaks about drop in adoption numbers at seminar

Naomi Angell, Head of Osbornes Adoption Team, spoke on 4 June 2015 at the Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Next Steps for Supporting Adopted Children and Children in Care and Improving Transitions for Care Leavers. Naomi spoke of the marked drop in adoption numbers, despite the coalition Government’s reforms in adoption law to cut down

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Should I get a Pre-Nuptial Agreement?

If you are getting married you may be considering whether or not to have a pre-nuptial agreement drawn up. Partner and specialist family law solicitor, Andrew Watson, discusses pre-nuptial agreements and the circumstances in which the Court will take one into consideration. For more information on pre-nuptial agreements or if you would like to speak

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‘Current politician’ involved in historic Staffordshire child sex abuse ring

Another national politician has been accused of historic child abuse, this time in Staffordshire by a woman who has waived her anonymity to speak to Sky News. This morning, Esther Baker told Sky News that she sees a politician on TV regularly who was involved in a paedophile ring in Staffordshire in the 1980’s and

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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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