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What is a collaborative divorce?

Blog published on: 17th January 2020

What is a collaborative divorce? A collaborative divorce is where you and your spouse agree to resolve all matters arising out of your separation in a dignified and respectful way for the benefit of the whole family, particularly your children.  You agree that you are going to do that without going to court. In this […]

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Preparing for winter riding – top tips for staying safe this winter

Blog published on: 16th January 2020

Winter weather means tougher riding conditions for motorcyclists so it’s important to be prepared. Over the years I have seen accidents that could have been prevented or been far less serious had those involved taken precautions to lower their risk. My tips for safer riding this winter are: Braking The most important advice is to […]

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Package Holidays – be prepared!

Blog published on: 15th January 2020

Now that Christmas is over and we are moving swiftly through January, thoughts turn to the next big holiday, and for many of us, this will be a package holiday. A package holiday: what does it mean? Package holidays are compiled by a tour operator and sold to you through a travel agent. According to […]

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Failure to diagnose a heart problem

Blog published on: 14th January 2020

Failure to diagnose a heart problem – education is the key Our hearts are the pumps that keep us alive by pushing blood around our bodies, feeding our cells with oxygen and nutrients and taking away carbon dioxide and other waste products. Like all organs, the heart can develop problems, affecting its ability to function. […]

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Winter in the NHS: A Bleak Outlook

Blog published on: 3rd January 2020

It seems that every winter we are told that the NHS is now at breaking point and we discover that long delays in Accident and Emergency Departments are just the norm. We are informed that this year’s winter crisis is more severe than previous years, resulting in ever more unnecessary suffering of ill patients and […]

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Property Fraud

Blog published on: 3rd January 2020

Anybody who owns a property could be the subject of property fraud. The perpetrator may be a tenant of the property or a family member. The fraud could result in the property being sold or re-mortgaged without the owner’s knowledge. If your property is mortgage free and you do not live in the property then […]

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Cycling injuries – some Frequently Asked Questions

Blog published on: 12th December 2019

As I come to the end of another busy year I thought I would reflect on some of the questions I am frequently asked by my cycling clients and take time to answer them and share more widely. So, here goes…. Who would my cycling accident claims be against?  Your claim would be brought against the […]

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Full house for Rights and Entitlements Post Brexit Seminar

Blog published on: 6th December 2019

On 27 November 2019, Osbornes Law held a twilight seminar to consider the rights that EU citizens and their family members will have after the UK leaves the EU. Guest speaker, Antonia Benfield of Doughty Street Chambers, spoke first about the EU Settlement Scheme. Then Osbornes’ own William Ford (Partner in the Housing and Social […]

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Cycling Accidents involving potholes

Blog published on: 3rd December 2019

If a cyclist is injured as a result of a pothole or defect on the road they were travelling on at the time of their accident, they may be able to pursue a claim for personal injury. It is important to establish who is responsible for the defect or pothole. This is often a county […]

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What to do immediately after a cycling accident?

Blog published on: 26th November 2019

If you have been involved in a cycling accident, you may experience shock and disorientation at the scene. Depending on the extent of the collision, there may be other persons and/or vehicles involved. It’s important to take care of your own safety first. If you are able to, then try to move away from the […]

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Do I need insurance for cycling?

Blog published on: 26th November 2019

There is no legal requirement for cyclists to hold insurance cover in order to cycle in the UK. That includes cycling on your own bike or using a bike share scheme such as Lime or the Santander Cycles in London. There is much debate about whether this should change although there is concern that this […]

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Walking raises money for important legal support trust

Blog published on: 25th November 2019

On 17 June 2019 the Property Litigation team joined 15,000 people in a 10k walk for justice in support of the London Legal Support Trust. The final total amount raised by Osbornes Law was recently confirmed as £783.75 and the firm received a ‘Certificate of Merit’ from the London Legal Walk team, who support over […]

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Tips for a cycle commuter

Blog published on: 22nd November 2019

Two weeks ago I was cycling home from hockey training along Upper Richmond Road. I was literally 2 minutes from my house when an Uber driver pulled out of a side road and nearly collided with me. I was a little shaken but thankfully there was no collision. He stopped and told me he didn’t […]

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FAILURE TO PERFORM OBSERVATIONS LEADS TO PATIENT’S DEATH

Blog published on: 13th November 2019

I recently acted in a claim against West London NHS Trust for damages under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 and the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. My client’s mother (BR) died by suicide and there had been failings in her care. He has agreed to me sharing his mother’s story to highlight difficulties faced […]

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EASEMENTS – FIVE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Blog published on: 8th November 2019

What is an easement? An easement is right benefitting a piece of land (known as the dominant land) that is enjoyed over another piece of land owned by someone else (known as the servient land). An easement can take many forms such as a right of way, right of light or right of support. How […]

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Universal Credit Claims and Personal Injury Compensation

Blog published on: 6th November 2019

The general rule on entitlement to Universal Credit is that a person is not entitled if they have capital of over £16,000. However, there are various scenarios in which capital can be disregarded. One such scenario is where the claimant has capital that has been paid to them in consequence of a personal injury. Regulation […]

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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?

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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