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Case news from Osbornes Law: Disabled child receives highest award of Disability Living Allowance (“DLA”) after almost 3 years since the original decision.

News article published on: 2nd April 2020

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 […]

How do I make a will with social distancing rules in place?

News article published on: 1st April 2020

The coronavirus crisis means many are considering updating their will or making one for the first time. Whilst this is a sensible step to take, strict social distancing measures mean drawing up a valid will is not straightforward. A will must be signed by two independent witnesses who are not your beneficiaries or the spouses […]

Latest advice from Government – buyers urged not to move home during the Coronavirus pandemic

News article published on: 27th March 2020

Speaking to the onthemarket.com today Simon Nosworthy, Head of Residential Conveyancing at Osbornes Law said: “If parties have exchanged contracts and are completing soon we are doing everything we can to listen to our clients and their requirements, but also ensuring that they understand the advice from the government and following this as best they […]

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.

News article published on: 26th March 2020

In AH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2020] 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.  […]

Property up to £1m can be inheritance tax free from April

News article published on: 26th March 2020

Changes to inheritance tax allowances mean married couples can leave property worth £1 million tax free from 6 April. Modest houses in parts of London and the rest of the country can still fetch over a million pounds, so many of us need to check our wills to ensure our children or grandchildren benefit from […]

Divorcees could appeal financial settlements if they lose money because of coronavirus crisis

News article published on: 24th March 2020

Billions of pounds have been wiped off shares as uncertainty builds amid the coronavirus crisis, but what does this mean if you have just got divorced and have reached a financial settlement? If one party agreed a settlement on the basis of the value of their shares and then saw those shares plummet in value […]

Medical negligence specialist joins expanding practice at Osbornes Law

News article published on: 23rd March 2020

Jodi Newton joins the Medical Negligence team at Osbornes Law. Jodi handles serious and complex medical negligence claims with a particular focus on birth negligence relating to life-changing injuries such as cerebral and Erb’s palsy. She has a strong track-record in securing life-long care packages for injured people. She also handles cases involving amputees and […]

Art fair by victims of brain injury raises almost £5,000

News article published on: 3rd March 2020

An art fair featuring the work of people who have suffered brain injuries raised £4,814 for Headway East London and their talented artists who work from their art studio. Headway East London supports victims of brain injury and some were on hand to talk about their work at the offices of London law firm Osbornes […]

Young at heart have heads in the sand over old age

News article published on: 19th February 2020

The number of over-65s is expected to increase by more than 40% within 20 years, with most of us likely to live well into our 70s and 80s.  This means a higher risk of living with age-related illnesses, such as dementia, and the real possibility of needing help managing our day to day affairs. Whether […]

Running for AvMA

News article published on: 12th February 2020

On Sunday 1st March, Nicholas Leahy, Medical Negligence Solicitor and Joseph Gunn, Wills and Probate Solicitor are running The Big Half in aid of AvMA. AvMA support people affected by avoidable harm in healthcare, with the aim of helping them achieve justice, and to promote better patient safety for all. AvMA are completely independent and […]

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