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Owens v Owens – Joanne Wescott Speaks To Sky News

Posted on August 1, 2018

Following on from the decision of the UK Supreme Court in the case of Owens v Owens, Joanne Wescott spoke to Sky News on the implication of the decision and what it means for divorce law in England. Joanne, who is an expert family and divorce lawyer at Osbornes Law explains to Sky News that the Supreme Court has no…

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Construction Site Personal Injury Claims: There may be Several Liable Parties

Posted on July 16, 2018

The Construction, Design and Management Regulations (CDM 2015) are produced by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The Regulations enshrine the legal requirements to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all those people who work on construction projects. The Regulations are applicable to all aspects of construction work, including repairs, extensions and new builds. Duty holders Under the…

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The Civil Liability Bill and the Personal Injury Discount Rate

Posted on July 16, 2018

Couched as The Civil Liability Bill, the government aims to introduce new legislation to address the so-called US style ‘compensation culture’ they believe has emerged over recent years. As reported by the Association of British Insurers online, these changes are necessary as evidenced by this statistic: since 2005, road accidents have fallen by nearly 30% but personal injury motor claims…

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Bereavement Damages

Posted on July 16, 2018

At the end of 2017, the Court of Appeal released its judgement in the case Jacqueline Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Secretary of State for Justice. Sir Terence Etherton, Lord Justice McCombe and Sir Patrick Elias determined that co-habiting partners, who have been in a relationship for more than 2 years, should be entitled to bereavement…

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