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Clinical Negligence Resulting in Death – Legal Options to Support The Family

Blog published on: 9th July 2020

The loss of a loved one is an extremely distressing time for their family, made even more distressing if there are concerns that the death was caused by substandard medical treatment. Whilst the immediate concerns will be registering the death and making arrangements for the funeral, it is important to investigate any potential claim for […]

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Probate Applications – the latest on turnaround times

Blog published on: 2nd July 2020

Until around 18 months ago, the turnaround time for grant of probate applications could be as little as 5 to 7 days if one chose to apply to one of the more efficient Probate Registries. Then came the debacle with the new Government computer system being installed at all the Registries as part of a […]

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Mediation by Zoom

Blog published on: 1st July 2020

At Osbornes, our Family Law mediations are in the main, conducted by Zoom during lockdown as our  main office in Camden is closed. First steps When you contact us for mediation, the first step is that we carry out a conflict check on both clients names, to check that the mediator isn’t conflicted to act […]

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The Dangers of Working on Farms

Blog published on: 29th June 2020

According to the Health and Safety Executive, over the last 10 years, almost one person a week has been killed as a direct result of agricultural work, and many others have been seriously injured. It is clear that in the UK agricultural work is dangerous. Although just 1 in every 100 workers are employed in […]

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Update on ‘No fault’ divorces

Blog published on: 24th June 2020

In the news recently, MPs backed a “no fault” divorce bill (Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill) that was making its way through the parliament. Both houses agreed on the bill and it had its third reading in the Commons on the 17 June 2020. It is now back before the House of Lords before receiving […]

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY – COVID 19 CODE OF PRACTICE

Blog published on: 23rd June 2020

As well as extending the current moratoriums on forfeiture of leases based on arrears of rent, extending the arrears of rent required to instigate CRAR to 189 days and extending the temporary ban on statutory demands until the 30th September 2020, the Government has now published a Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during […]

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Refugee Week: Support for age disputed migrants during austerity and Covid-19

Blog published on: 17th June 2020

As I reflect on refugee week, I thought that I would contact a previous client, “H”, to see how he is getting on. I acted for H in 2018 after a London local authority assessed him to be an adult, rather than a child aged 17 as claimed. This caused a great deal of distress […]

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Wills, Probate and Estate Administration – dispelling common myths part 2

Blog published on: 15th June 2020

In part 1 of this series of articles I addressed three of the common myths my colleagues and I encounter during our day to day work. Unfortunately there are many more and in this article I will be focussing on those myths which relate specifically to powers of attorney. Broadly speaking, a power of attorney is a […]

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Volunteering for AvMA – a formidable resource and important helpline for so many

Blog published on: 10th June 2020

Early in my career as a clinical negligence solicitor, AvMA, quickly caught my attention. AvMA is a charity and is an acronym for action against medical accidents. AvMA provides free, independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents or breaches of patient safety. Its support is via a number of different platforms. They […]

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The importance of parks for cycling

Blog published on: 9th June 2020

I ventured outside the comfort of my home this past weekend for the first time in 11 weeks. As I walked through Greenwich Park seeing many children cycling it got me thinking about my own childhood and learning to ride a bike. All the children in my area would head to the same local park […]

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