Firm celebrates two finalists in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2019 (LALYs)
Solicitors William Ford and Edward Taylor in our Housing & Social Care Department have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2019 Legal Aid Practitioners Group, LALYs awards. William Ford, Partner is a Finalist in the Social & Welfare category and Edward Taylor is a Finalist in the Children’s Rights category Shilpa Mathuradas, Head of Housing […]
Enforcement Proceedings issued against Housing Association for Disrepair
Osbornes Law have successfully enforced a binding agreement reached with a housing association concerning works to remedy housing disrepair. In October 2017, Ms Y instructed our solicitor, Edward Taylor, to bring a disrepair claim against her landlord housing association who had failed to remedy a rain water leak through her living room ceiling. A Letter […]
Osbornes Law Family Law Team shortlisted for Magic Circle Award
The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards are held annually and shortlists are drawn up by a judging panel featuring ten global industry experts. The Awards dinner brings together over 400 of the industry’s global elite representing over 140 organisations including the leading law firms, trust companies, family offices, tax advisors, investment managers and bankers in the wealth sector […]
NEWS: Osbornes successful at Upper Tribunal in complex and unusual age dispute
R (on the Application of MRA) v Surrey County Council (JR/7871/2018) Our client MRA, a national of Iran, arrived in the UK in March 2016 as an unaccompanied asylum seeking child (“UASC”). He gave a date of birth that meant he was 12 and was taken into the care of the Defendant. He experienced a […]
NEWS: POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO CROYDON TRAM CRASH
Ben Posford, Head of Catastrophic Injury at Osbornes Law represents Mr Dorota Rynkiewicz, whose wife Dorata died in the Croydon tram derailment, on 9 November 2016. Commenting recently on the current police investigation, Ben has spoken out about his current concerns: “It is now two and a half years since the derailment, and there is […]
Could Strava be used to triangulate where you live?
A number of very good racing bikes have been stolen – and the police have reason to believe that they have been targeted on Strava. How can Strava be used to target you? Strava is an app used by many competitive cyclists to compare routes and timings. There are thousands of users out there who […]
Badly maintained roads putting cyclists at risk
With the numbers of cyclists killed or seriously injured due to badly maintained roads ‘mushrooming’ out of control, there have been urgent calls for the government to fix Britain’s roads. KSI statistics from badly maintained roads In 2007 there were two fatalities and 15 serious injuries on the UK’s roads due to potholes and other […]
Research shows that cycling helps you live better for longer
It is well known that cycling makes you healthier, even if you are breathing in the fumes of London’s roads. What hasn’t been known until now is how it helps you live a better life into old age. New research shows that older people’s immune systems are improved, stopping them from getting flu and other […]
Intimidatory driving to become breach of traffic law?
A new driving offence of ‘intimidatory driving’ is being considered by the government to crack down on close passes by drivers. ‘Car dooring’ and a punishment for stopping in cycle stop boxes at traffic lights could also result in points and a fine. New regulations The Department for Transport is publishing a ‘call for evidence’ […]
What should you do if you hit a pothole?
Potholes are an increasing menace on London’s roads. With one in five roads nationwide are blighted with them nationwide, some cyclists do fall victim to the pothole, and can suffer life changing injuries as a consequence. It is therefore extremely important to take certain steps when you do hit a pothole – let’s have a look […]