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Is Brexit Putting NHS Patient Care At Risk?

Posted on October 17, 2017

The UK has been a member of the European Union (EU) for over 40 years. Over this period, all areas of UK society have become entwined with Europe, and this includes the NHS. So, with more than a year since the 'Leave' referendum result, what effects if any, has Brexit had on the level of care the NHS provides to…

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Osbornes Law Ranked As Leading Law Firm In London

Posted on October 12, 2017

Osbornes Law has once again been ranked as a recommended London law firm in the 2017 edition of the independent legal directory ‘The Legal 500’ and has achieved a record number of ‘recommended individuals’ featured in the directory. The family law department, which has featured in the directory for a number of years, was again ranked in the 2017 edition…

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Personal Injury Department Shortlisted for Major Award

Posted on October 9, 2017

The personal injury department at Osbornes Law has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Claimant Personal Injury Team of The Year’ award  at the industry renowned Eclipse Personal Injury Awards 2017. Osbornes are looking to repeat the success of 2015 when the department won the award for Claimant Personal Injury team. Stuart Kightley, partner and  head of the department…

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CQC finds long delays at Royal Cornwall Hospitals placing patients at risk

Posted on October 6, 2017

A report from inspectors at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed that patients who have had to wait too long for treatment at hospitals managed by Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust have suffered harm. In two cases, patients had died of cardiac related causes after experiencing delays on the waiting list for treatment. The Trust itself reported that the…

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Link found between powerful epilepsy drug and abnormalities in newborn babies

Posted on October 5, 2017

Sodium Valproate, a powerful epilepsy drug which is prescribed in the UK under the brand names Epilim, Episenta and Epical, is given to thousands of women suffering from epilepsy every year. The powerful drug is used to control seizures, however it has been established that the drug carries a 10% chance of causing physical abnormalities in children born to mothers…

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Osbornes Settles Brain Injury Case For Six Figure Sum

Posted on September 16, 2017

Osbornes acted for a Hungarian doctor who sustained a brain injury in a road traffic accident. She was walking from her workplace across the car park and as she crossed the road next to a roundabout the defendant cut across the roundabout and knocked her over. The impact was at low speed but the Claimant struck her head and briefly…

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Personal Injury Compensation and The Ogden Tables & Periodical Payments

Posted on October 3, 2017

In the case of personal injury litigation, the various heads of damages relating to future losses may be sought either as a one off lump sum or by way of periodical payments which are annual payments of the head of loss paid until the Claimant dies or for other agreed fixed periods of time. For example future private care costs…

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Osbornes Help Teacher Who Suffered Serious Injuries After Road Accident

Posted on September 16, 2017

The personal injury department at Osbornes represented a  teacher who was seriously injured in a road accident on the M11. His car suddenly stopped and he was stranded in the nearside lane. He turned on his hazard warning lights and got out, after which, when the defendant driving at speed and weaving through traffic, failed to see him and collided…

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Leading Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Joins Osbornes Law

Posted on September 29, 2017

Osbornes are pleased to announce that Rob Aylott, a senior catastrophic injury lawyer, has joined the personal injury department. Rob has over 15 years of experience as a personal injury lawyer helping individuals who have suffered life-changing injuries. He specialises in brain and spinal cord injury,  amputation injury claims and fatal accident cases. Rob comments: “I am delighted to have…

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Government Announces Green Paper On Social Housing In Response to The Grenfell Tragedy

Posted on September 27, 2017

On 19th September 2017 Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, made the following announcement Over the past few weeks the Housing Minister, Alok Sharma, has been meeting with social housing tenants right across the country. And from those conversations it’s already clear that they want us to look again at…

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