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Paramedics prescribing?

Posted on November 28, 2017

The Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) is an organisation who advise ministers on the ‘safety, efficacy and quality of medicinal products’, it is an organisation that is sponsored by the Department of Health, but is an non departmental public body. The CHM are considering granting paramedics responsibility to prescribe patients with medication, in the hope that this will go some way to…

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NHS shortages lead to lack of essential equipment

Posted on November 28, 2017

It has been reported in the press that the NHS will struggle this winter. Not only are hospitals grappling with shortage of staff, they are having to cope with lack of beds available for patients arriving via A & E and who need medical attention.  There are apparently only 1,000 of the 2,000 -3,000 extra beds required that are available…

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Painkillers In Pregnancy Linked to Cerebral Palsy

Posted on November 28, 2017

Every year in the UK, nearly 2,000 babies and young children are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, a complex neurological disorder that affects movement and co-ordination.  It is caused by brain damage that occurs 'before, during or soon after birth'.The symptoms usually come to light in early childhood and can include problems such as low muscle tone, poor muscle control, feeding…

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Sexual Abuse: Predators and the Vulnerable

Posted on November 28, 2017

It seems at the moment not a day passes without an allegation of sexual misconduct being made by against another person. Many of these allegations relate to alleged misconduct going back many years. The reason that nothing has been said before about the misconduct is often due to fear; guilt, embarrassment and sometimes intimidation. Since the stories broke about the…

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Hammond ends stamp duty for first time buyers

Posted on November 28, 2017

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the Autumn Budget that stamp duty will be abolished for first time buyers buying a home of up to £300,000. For properties costing up to £500,000, no stamp duty will be paid on the first £300,000 and thereafter stamp duty will be paid at 5% up to £500,000. This new relief applies…

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Chambers 2018 Rank Osbornes Law As A Leading Law Firm

Posted on November 13, 2017

Osbornes Law is pleased to announce that it has once again been ranked as a recommended London law firm in the 2018 edition of the independent legal directory ‘Chambers UK’. The directory singled out the Personal Injury department for their "expertise in high-value and high-profile claims arising from child abuse cases, fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries". The team…

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Mutual Wills – FAQs

Posted on November 13, 2017

The High Court’s decision in the recent case of Legg and Burton v Burton [2017] has highlighted the issues surrounding the doctrine of mutual wills; the concept of which many people are unaware even exists. In light of this, we have answered some FAQs on mutual wills. What are mutual wills? Wills made by two (or more) people with an…

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Osbornes runs new pro-bono clinic at Norwood Charity

Posted on November 1, 2017

The Family team at Osbornes Law are delighted to announce that they are now running a monthly pro-bono clinic at Norwood Charity offering free initial advice on all family law matters. Osbornes is excited about this new opportunity and pleased to support the charity, which supports children and families with learning difficulties in the Jewish community. The first monthly clinic…

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Free Event: Brexit Needn’t Mean Exit!

Posted on November 1, 2017

Brexit has resulted in considerable confusion and concern for many EU citizens, whose status in the UK had been thrown into doubt following the referendum. Osbornes are holding a talk that will aim to provide clarity on the current legal position for EU nationals living in the UK, as well as consider what the proposals of the UK government may…

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Department of Health Faces Legal Action Over Contaminated Blood

Posted on October 31, 2017

Factor VIII and contaminated blood During the 1970s patients with the blood-clotting disorder haemophilia were given ‘factor concentrates’ in order to relieve their symptoms, which included severe pain and organ damage. People with haemophilia lack the proteins Factor VIII and Factor IX which enable the body to clot blood and pharmaceutical companies had managed to develop a revolutionary new treatment…

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