Head of Wills, Probate and Disputed Estates department, Jan Atkinson, featured in Lawyer Monthly magazine

In this month’s issue of Lawyer Monthly magazine “Women on Top”, Jan Atkinson talks about the rise in the number of wills and probate disputes and specialising in international estates. Jan also discusses the complexity of those cases and gives advice on avoiding probate disputes. Jan is a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and

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Cyclist killed by lorry in North London

A 29-year-old physiotherapist crashed with a lorry and died whilst cycling just two miles from her home the junction of Amhurst Park and Seven Sisters Road. She was an experienced cyclist, visiting patients by cycling between clinics on a daily basis. She was the first cyclist of 2015 killed in London. The lorry driver was

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Medical Negligence due to A & E delays

The NHS is overwhelmed and hospitals are close to the brink of collapse if we are to believe the reports in the press. Only days ago a ‘major incident’ was declared in the West Country when two NHS hospitals were at bursting point and the A & E departments at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General

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Sterilisation and the risk of Medical Negligence

Every medical procedure comes at a cost. For what we try to treat, improve, save, there are recognised risks and often inevitable consequences. Before every medical procedure a patient should be made fully aware of all risks including the possible side effects and recognised complications in order to make an informed decision as whether to

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London Ambulance Service Attendance is a Postcode Lottery

It has recently been reported in the press that if you live in Camden you are more likely to survive a cardiac arrest than if you live in east London. The reason for this disparity is, according to the London Ambulance Service, due to many factors namely ‘ethnicity and heart disease’. However, it is more

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London Property Hotspots 2015

As the new year starts, its time once again to consider the likely London property hotspots for this year. This is proving harder to do with new areas being highlighted all the time thanks to upgraded transport links  and regeneration. Osbornes have therefore enlisted the help of some respected London property agents to provide their

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Osbornes uses ground-breaking technology to secure multi-million pound damages award for brain injury survivor

In the summer of 2011 a claimant sustained near fatal injuries in an accident which was not their fault, but made a remarkable recovery from their physical injuries and was back at work within a few months. Their claim for compensation has settled for a multi-million pound award after Osbornes partner Ben Posford sourced the

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Basement fatality convictions reinforce the need to observe health and safety regulations

On 4th December 2014 Conrad Sidebottom, 46, and Richard Golding, 43, were jailed for their part in causing the death of Anghel Milosavlevici. Osbornes partner Ben Posford, head of catastrophic injury, acts for Anghel’s family in the civil proceedings arising from the death. Conrad Sidebottom, a director of Siday Construction Limited, has been found guilty

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Reform of Stamp Duty Land Tax Rates on Residential Property

Yesterday’s Budget signalled major reform of Stamp Duty Land Tax rates on residential property with immediate effect. SDLT will now be paid on bands of purchase consideration at a marginal rate rather than on the whole consideration at a single rate. Under the new rules, no tax will be paid on the first £125,000 of

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Osbornes lawyers helped raise money for charity in last Sunday’s 10k run

Osbornes’ team of runners successfully completed the After Adoption 10k run last Sunday in Regent’s park. Over 800 runners took part in the run, which was proudly sponsored by Camden based Osbornes Solicitors. The weather conditions were good and many people came to support the runners. The After Adoption event supports all families and individuals

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