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The Frustrating Implications of Brexit!

Posted on September 24, 2018

Landlords up and down the country are awaiting the outcome of the case between European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) and Canary Wharf Group as to whether Brexit frustrates the EMA’ s 25 year lease. If the court find in the EMA’s favour, it could have huge implications for the economy. A contract may be discharged on the ground of frustration when…

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Senior Catastrophic Injuries Specialist Joins Osbornes Law

Posted on September 24, 2018

Osbornes are pleased to announce that Kate Milton, a senior catastrophic injuries specialist, has joined the personal injury department. Kate has over 25 years of experience helping individuals who have suffered life-changing injuries. Kate has a particular interest in motorbike and cycling accident claims and specialises in fatal accidents, amputation cases and brain injury cases. Kate comments: “I am delighted…

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Suzanna Baker Explains Court of Protection Applications to the BBC

Posted on September 24, 2018

Private client lawyer and specialist Court of Protection lawyer, Suzanna Baker, recently spoke to the BBC concerning applications to 'The Court of Protection'. The Court of Protection make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who lack the mental capacity to make such decisions. The Court are responsible for deciding whether someone has the mental capacity to make a…

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Shrewsbury Baby Scandal: Stephanie Prior Speaks to LBC

Posted on September 24, 2018

A review into the deaths and injuries of babies at the NHS maternity unit at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital is now looking into more than 100 cases. The inquiry, which was ordered by the then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in 2017 was originally asked to examine the deaths of 23 mothers and babies. It has now been revealed that…

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Licenses to Alter – A Surveyor’s Perspective by Matthew Price of Peter Barry Surveyors

Posted on September 10, 2018

Being a leaseholder in a building or block of flats comes with many stipulations, obligations & restrictions, most of which have a minimal day to day impact. One very important aspect of the lessee/lessor relationship is the requirement of the lessee to obtain consent from the freeholder when looking to undertake alterations. Naturally these can vary enormously from the refitting…

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Housing Lawyers at Osbornes Win Unlawful Eviction Case

Posted on August 21, 2018

Specialist housing lawyer and partner at Osbornes Law, William Ford, has been successful in claiming compensation and damages for his client who was unlawfully evicted from his home. The client, Mr Ryan Insalaco, had entered into an assured shorthold tenancy for a room in a shared house in London. The landlord was 'One Room UK' and the tenancy began in…

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Ground 8 – A Mandatory Ground for Possession: Can the claim ever be defended?

Posted on August 21, 2018

Section 8 Notices and Possession claims relying on Ground 8 are used by both the private sector and Registered Social Landlords to regain possession of a property in circumstances when a tenant falls into rent arrears. A Ground 8 claim for possession is a mandatory ground for possession. So provided that the landlord has carried out their obligations correctly and…

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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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Housing Benefits Case Featured in Latest Issue of Legal Action

Posted on July 23, 2018

A case where the housing law department at Osbornes Law where successful in overturning a housing benefits decision has been featured in the latest issue of Legal Action Update. The case of R (Halvai) v Hammersmith and Fulham LBC involved a discretion housing payment. Our client suffered from severe autism, meaning that she needed to live in a very quiet…

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Successful Priority Housing Law Case Featured in Latest Issue of Legal Action

Posted on July 23, 2018

The housing law department at Osbornes Law were successful in helping an Iranian refugee after he was made homeless in 2017.The case has now been featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Legal Action Update. Our client sought refuge in the UK in 2015 after being imprisoned and tortured in Iran and was granted indefinite leave to remain in 2016.…

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