Case news: Housing benefit decision addresses issue of what is a full time course of education?
The background You might be forgiven for thinking that the question of whether a course is full time or part time is fairly straightforward and does not require the involvement of lawyers. However, this is an issue that frequently arises in welfare benefits cases. The basic position is that a full time student will not […]
Case news from Osbornes Law: Disabled child receives highest award of Disability Living Allowance (“DLA”) after almost 3 years since the original decision.
JR is a 10 year old child who suffers from Cerebral Palsy as well as learning and communication impairment. JR was awarded Disability Living Allowance (“DLA”) in 2012, which they received, up until 2017, with the higher rate for both the mobility and the care components. Renewal of Disability Allowance award In March 2017, JR’s parents […]
British child living with her mother in the UK will not be entitled to DLA if her father is living and working in another EU State – recent ruling by Upper Tribunal.
In AH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  UKUT 53 (AAC), the claimant and her parents are British citizens. The parents separated in 2011 but are not divorced. The father moved to live and work in Belgium. In October 2013, the Claimant (the daughter) claimed DLA when she was four years old. […]
Council failed homeless applicant at risk of self-harming and suicide
The Court of Appeal has quashed a council decision that said a young man with mental health problems and at risk of self-harming and suicide was not in priority need for housing when facing homelessness. London law firm Osbornes Law, who acted for Troy Guiste, says the case throws the spotlight on the London Borough […]
Recognition & praise from Legal 500 Directory 2020
Osbornes Law has been recommended by the Legal 500 directory in the following practice areas: Clinical Negligence, Family, Social Housing, Personal Injury, Contentious Trusts and Probate, and Family Mediation The work of our Clinical Negligence Department, led by Stephanie Prior has been recognised with an improved ranking. Case work and client feedback maintained our strong […]
NEWS: Ayslum seekers living conditions in the public spotlight
The Guardian newspaper has today highlighted the crowded and dirty living conditions of hundreds of asylum seekers. They are living in accommodation which has been provided by a Home Office contractor. Full article here. William Ford, partner and specialist housing solicitor commented on the conditions and the likely breach of environmental health legislation. “The issues […]
OSBORNES DYNAMIC DUO WIN TOP AWARDS
Osbornes solicitors are delighted to announce that both William Ford and Edward Taylor won Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards in the categories of Social Welfare Law and Children’s Rights respectively. Yesterday evening saw the 17th Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid of the Year awards. The ceremony celebrates the hard work, professionalism and […]
Social Care Solicitor speaks at Conference
Edward Taylor, solicitor, in Osbornes Law housing and social care department has been invited to speak at a conference tailored specifically to social workers. The ‘Surviving to Thriving Conference’ provides an opportunity for professionals working with young people to engage on current issues and develop greater understanding of how holistically focused practice can help young […]
Enforcement Proceedings issued against Housing Association
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 […]
Racism in Social Housing Allocation Scheme
The case of R (Gullu) v the London Borough of Hillingdon and R(Teresa Ward and others) v the London Borough of Hillingdon  EWCA Civ 692 was handed down today by the Court of Appeal and involved a legal challenge brought by Osbornes Law to the London Borough of Hillingdon’s social housing Allocation Scheme. A […]