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Communication in Clinical Negligence Claims is paramount

Blog published on: 11th October 2019

In this modern society the need to be understood is a necessity, especially for doctors or nurses meeting and caring for patients in hospital, or at the GP surgery. The recent reporting of one of my clients’ tragic situation [Evening Standard article] reminded me of this once more. When medical jargon is used, it can be […]

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Have you been affected by the North London flooding due to burst water pipe?

Blog published on: 9th October 2019

Are you a tenant, landlord or homeowner affected by the flooding caused by the burst water pipe in Finsbury Park, London? This can be a stressful time but Manjit Mandair sets out below some top tips when dealing with such circumstances. Be safe Make sure all residents and pets are safe. Make sure all electrics […]

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Sepsis – greater awareness can lead to better outcomes

Blog published on: 3rd October 2019

I recently attended the Brain Injury Group’s Sepsis training event in the City of London together with my colleague, Gemma Salmon. Throughout the day we heard from a number of distinguished speakers with experience of identifying and treating Sepsis in the community and in a hospital setting. We also learnt about the catastrophic and often […]

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The latest view on opioids and other dependent drug use

Blog published on: 1st October 2019

Following on from my last few blogs on the opioid crisis. The eagerly awaited report ‘Dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines’ has been released. The report was commissioned to look at the scale, distribution and causes of prescription drug dependence and what may be done to address this. The report suggests that more […]

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Poor Management of Diabetes and its Cost to the NHS

Blog published on: 25th September 2019

It was recently revealed that the NHS spends £3 billion every year on patients with poorly managed diabetes, a figure which amounts to 8% of the annual hospital cost in England. Diabetes itself is the second biggest contributor to healthcare costs throughout the European Union, second only to age. However the poor management of diabetes […]

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Diabulimia – A New Eating Disorder?

Blog published on: 24th September 2019

Diabulimia – A New Eating Disorder? A recent TV documentary highlighted the problem Diabulimia. It is not a medically recognised condition, but it is a condition that affects people with Type 1 Diabetes. It occurs when a person with Type 1 Diabetes takes too little insulin in order to lose weight.  It is usual after […]

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Access to Justice – a mission trip to East Africa

Blog published on: 19th September 2019

Visiting Rwanda I recently had the opportunity to travel to Rwanda and Kenya with the Lawyer’s Christian Fellowship (LCF). Our trip involved visiting projects run by a Rwandan charity called Lawyers of Hope, as well as running legal training sessions for students, lawyers and community paralegals who are members of Lawyers of Hope’s membership. The […]

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Not enough nurses in the NHS

Blog published on: 17th September 2019

Today, it has been reported in the press that the rise in the number of nurses in the NHS has made little difference to the care patients receive. This is because the number of patients needing care and treatment in the NHS has increased. Apparently, according to data provided by The Royal College of Nursing […]

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Road Traffic Accidents – How Do I Pursue A Claim?

Blog published on: 17th September 2019

Road traffic accidents come in myriad forms: from vehicle collisions with pedestrians, another vehicle or a stationary object, road traffic accidents often result in injury and in the worst cases, death. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than 1.25 million people die every year because of road traffic accidents and that injuries as a […]

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What To Do If You Have An Accident At Work

Blog published on: 17th September 2019

The Law is clear. Employers have a duty of care to their employees, no matter how small their business. The workplace must be safe and risks to health should be prevented. Measures required include ensuring that any machinery is safe to use, necessary safety equipment is provided, and potential hazards are eliminated or at least […]

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Opioid Crisis – better access to clinics and greater resources for GPs urgently needed

Blog published on: 9th September 2019

Following on from my recent blog on the opioid crisis, over the weekend, it has been reported in the press that 5 million people in Britain are prescribed opioids. Apparently 540,000 of this cohort have been on this medication for at least 3 years but, opioids should only be prescribed for a limited time, such […]

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Cancer: Delay in Diagnosis and Chances of Survival

Blog published on: 6th September 2019

According to Macmillan Cancer Support there are apparently an estimated 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. It is predicted that by 210 this figure will increase and there will be in the region of 4 million people living with the disease. The number of people living with cancer in the UK increases […]

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Possession – A New Dawn!

Blog published on: 5th September 2019

On 21st July 2019 the Government launched a consultation to seek views on implementing their decision to remove section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and improving section 8 eviction grounds. This consultation close on 12th October 2019. Earlier this year, the Government announced that it will put an end to the process of “no […]

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Financial Cases on Divorce – The Resurrection of Calderbank Offers?

Blog published on: 4th September 2019

When a couple divorce, they are encouraged by the Courts to consider other dispute resolution options such as mediation: before embarking on expensive financial proceedings at Court to settle their financial separation. Cost Statements for Financial Proceedings on Divorce If instead the parties end up in financial Court proceedings on divorce, at every hearing they […]

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Beneficial Interest Claims and Restrictions

Blog published on: 29th August 2019

Under the Land Registration Act 2002, a restriction can be entered in the register of any property or land by anybody who has a sufficient interest in it. As well as safeguarding the interest of the beneficiaries of the land, a restriction may also control or limit the way the property or land is dealt […]

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Opioid Addiction Crisis

Blog published on: 28th August 2019

In the first trial of this kind to take place in USA, the Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson have been ordered by an Oklahoma Judge to pay a staggering $572 m (£469 m) because of the opioid deaths in USA. It is reported that; ‘We showed how the company repeatedly ignored warnings by the federal […]

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Positive Covenants and Successors in Title

Blog published on: 23rd August 2019

The decision in Churston Golf Club Ltd v Haddock [2019] EWCA Civ 544 Property lawyers will have been relieved by the Court of Appeal’s decision in Churston Golf Club Ltd v Haddock (2019) which determined that a fencing obligation in a conveyance was not an easement but a positive covenant and, therefore it could not […]

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Going Abroad and Boating Accidents

Blog published on: 19th August 2019

Whether you are on the water for travel, work or pleasure, it is good to know that safety is the number one priority for vessel operators. However, things can and do go wrong. For example, this year 28 people died after their sightseeing boat capsized on the Danube. A month later, a 13-deck cruise ship […]

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Cosmetic Surgery- Thinking About Going Abroad for Treatment?

Blog published on: 12th August 2019

People from the UK travel abroad for plastic surgery, as on the face of it, it can cost substantially less than paying for private treatment at home. However, cost is not the only factor you should consider before booking an appointment. Below are a few important details that you should bear in mind before stepping […]

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Celebrating surrogacy and raising awareness

Blog published on: 9th August 2019

National Surrogacy Week (5-11 August) is back again and celebrating surrogacy in the UK. This valuable week helps to raise national awareness of an important and emotive subject. Surrogacy offers an amazing opportunity of parenthood for those unable to achieve or sustain a pregnancy. It is important that all parties involved understand the legal processes […]

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Flying Abroad – Accidents on Board a Plane

Blog published on: 9th August 2019

Each year there are around 50 million flight journeys globally, comprising commercial, private, military and business flights. As with any other mode of transport, flight accidents do occur. The most devastating flight accident is of course a crash, which often results in fatality. In 2018 there were a total of 15 fatal airline accidents, resulting […]

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FAQs about the Residence Nil Rate Band (‘RNRB’)

Blog published on: 31st July 2019

What is the RNRB? The RNRB is an additional nil rate band. It can be claimed upon a person’s death by their personal representatives to reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable on an estate. It can be applied together with the ordinary nil rate band, which is currently £325,000 per person. How much is […]

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What happens to your digital assets on death?

Blog published on: 26th July 2019

This question is become increasingly prominent with the advancement of technology and increase in social media platforms. Digital assets can include photographs, music, videos, crypto-currency, emails, online games and conversations on social media. Some assets are not actually owned by the individual and instead are enjoyed on a licence and the usage is stipulated in […]

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KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY!

Blog published on: 22nd July 2019

The Trusts Of Land And Appointment Of Trustees Act 1996 Since Bagum V Hafiz And Hai [2015] This case was discussed in much detail in https://osborneslaw.com/osbornes-successful-in-landmark-court-of-appeal-decision-regarding-the-trust-of-land. The Claimant became the sole registered proprietor of a residential property following her husband’s death. Her husband had acquired the property from the local authority under the right to […]

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Delayed Introduction of Guardianship Legislation

Blog published on: 19th July 2019

The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 comes into force on 31 July 2019.  This is a full 27 Months after the bill was given Royal Assent in April 2017. Currently, when someone goes missing, their family has no legal right to step in and manage their affairs. Under the new legislation,  a person may apply […]

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New Builds, Poor Standards!

Blog published on: 18th July 2019

This week’s Dispatches programme looked at allegations of shoddy standards, poor customer care and excessive profits being made by one of Britain’s biggest builder. It is no secret that new build homes are fast gaining a reputation of being poorly built resulting in significant stress to those buyers who buy these homes with the risk […]

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Workplace fatalities creeping up again!

Blog published on: 18th July 2019

This month the government released the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report, ‘Workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain in 2019’. It makes for grim reading. Despite stringent Health and Safety Regulations for UK workplaces, a total of 147 workers were killed while at their place of work during the period of April 2018 to […]

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Legal Aid – Past, Present and Future

Blog published on: 10th July 2019

This year marks 70 years since the post-war Labour Government passed the Legal Aid and Advice Act. I was fortunate to be invited to a celebration of this milestone for legal aid at the Houses of Parliament on 9 July 2019, hosted by the Leader of the Opposition. Speakers at the event included Richard Burgeon […]

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EMA Decision: Brexit Does Not Frustrate Property Lease

Blog published on: 9th July 2019

The EMA’s appeal against the decision of the Order of Mr Justice Smith that Brexit would not frustrate the EMA lease which was due to be heard in January 2020 has been withdrawn by the EMA. The EMA have reached an agreement with Canary Wharf to sublet their demise to WeWork. WeWork will take a […]

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LEASEHOLD REFORM – GOVERNMENT RESPONDS

Blog published on: 8th July 2019

Last year the government invited views on how they should tackle exploitative practise in the leaseholder sector. They have now set out what they intend to do following this consultation. The following have been announced: All new build houses will be sold as freehold in future in order to tackle unfair leasehold practices; All new […]

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