Chevron pointing up icon

Housing & Social Care

Solicitors in London

Firm celebrates two finalists in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2019 (LALYs)

News article published on: 23rd May 2019

Solicitors William Ford and Edward Taylor in our Housing & Social Care Department have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2019 Legal Aid Practitioners Group, LALYs awards. William Ford, Partner is a Finalist in the Social & Welfare category and Edward Taylor is a Finalist in the Children’s Rights category Shilpa Mathuradas, Head of Housing […]

Enforcement Proceedings issued against Housing Association for Disrepair

News article published on: 23rd May 2019

Osbornes Law have successfully enforced a binding agreement reached with a housing association concerning works to remedy housing disrepair. In October 2017, Ms Y instructed our solicitor, Edward Taylor, to bring a disrepair claim against her landlord housing association who had failed to remedy a rain water leak through her living room ceiling. A Letter […]

Tenancy deposits and prescribed information where there has been a change of landlord

News article published on: 22nd May 2019

Background This case involved an appeal by the tenant of a possession order made against her under s21 of the Housing Act 1988 on 18 December 2018. The issue raised by the case was whether a new landlord needs to provide a tenant with prescribed information in connection with his or her tenancy deposit, in […]

NEWS: Osbornes successful at Upper Tribunal in complex and unusual age dispute

News article published on: 14th May 2019

R (on the Application of MRA) v Surrey County Council (JR/7871/2018) Our client MRA, a national of Iran, arrived in the UK in March 2016 as an unaccompanied asylum seeking child (“UASC”). He gave a date of birth that meant he was 12 and was taken into the care of the Defendant. He experienced a […]

Osbornes lawyer speaks out on Councils’ reliance on controversial medical reports in housing cases

News article published on: 12th April 2019

Edward Taylor, housing and community care solicitor spoke to Hackney Citizen who has been investigation this council’s relationship with an outsourced medical company. Edward Taylor, housing and community care solicitor at Osbornes, said: “NowMedical comes up all the time. Every single local authority that I’ve seen uses them, and the reports are so brief. “In […]

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Landlords & Letting Agents be Warned

News article published on: 10th April 2019

On 12 February 2019, the Tenant Fees Bill received Royal Assent and comes into effect on the 1 June 2019 The Act prevents landlord and letting agents from charging certain fee to tenants and prospective tenants of assured short-hold tenancies and student accommodation in England Wales. For security deposits, if the annual rent is less […]

Young asylum seekers – children being classified as adults

News article published on: 8th April 2019

On BBC Newsnight, last night (5 April) reporters revealed young asylum seekers are being incorrectly classified by the Home office as adults when they are children. When they arrive in the UK they are being wrongly assessed and as a consequence not receiving the necessary protections for young people. Helen Johnson, Head of the Refugee […]

Rogue landlord ordered to pay tenant over £20,000 in compensation

News article published on: 2nd April 2019

A team of our housing solicitors were successful in a longstanding claim against a rogue landlord concerning a conduct of harassment, non-protection of tenancy deposit and reimbursement of electricity costs. His Honour Judge Luba QC ordered the landlord to pay the tenant damages totalling £20,076 and also his legal costs on the standard basis up […]

EMA Decision: Brexit Does Not Frustrate Commercial Property Lease

News article published on: 20th February 2019

The largely anticipated decision in the case of Canary Wharf v The European Medicines Agency has now been given. Judge Marcus Smith ruled in favour of the Canary Wharf Group and said that the EMA would have to honour their 25 year lease even if they are relocating to Amsterdam as a result of the […]

Osbornes successful in Court of Appeal challenge

News article published on: 19th February 2019

Edward Taylor has successfully appealed a High Court Judge’s decision, refusing  permission to apply for Judicial Review on a “Totally Without Merit” basis. The Court of Appeal Judge ordered that permission should be granted and the case has been returned to the Administrative Court (Queen’s Bench Division) for directions. By way of background summary, B […]

arrow pointing down

“We have found your service to date as the most informative we have come across.”

Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client


Livery House, 9 Pratt Street, London NW1 0AE
Tel: 020 7485 8811 Fax: 020 7485 5660
DX Number 57053 Camden Town


28A Hampstead High Street, Hampstead, NW3 1QA
Tel: 020 7485 8811 Fax: 020 7485 5660

Contact a Lawyer

Enter your details below to receive a call from Osbornes:

Speak To A Lawyer


To a