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NEWS: Ayslum seekers living conditions in the public spotlight

News article published on: 20th August 2019

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 […]

Help! I’m divorcing but want to protect my business

News article published on: 20th August 2019

The number of self-employed workers in the UK is on the rise, with almost five million of us choosing to become our own boss. This increase is also fuelling a rise in entrepreneurs seeking to ‘divorce-proof’ their business. With over 100,000 divorces annually, Lisa Pepper, family lawyer at London law firm, Osbornes Law says it […]

Firm celebrates two finalists in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2019 (LALYs)

News article published on: 13th August 2019

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 […]

NEWS: Osbornes successful at Upper Tribunal in complex and unusual age dispute

News article published on: 13th August 2019

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 […]

Osbornes Law appoints new Head of Business Development to build on firm’s success

News article published on: 13th August 2019

Denise Kitchener has joined Osbornes Law in London to work alongside their Managing Partner and Heads of Department to build on the firm’s recent successes and promote their growing portfolio of legal services. Denise has worked in senior management positions for law firms, including Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, prior to which she headed up […]

Computer Problems In The NHS Estimated To Cause Hundreds Of Deaths

News article published on: 13th August 2019

Harold Thimbleby, the Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University, together with Martyn Thomas, Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College, recently delivered a lecture at the Museum of London. The main thrust of their presentation was the claim that NHS computer system problems could be responsible for between 100 and 900 deaths per year. […]

EMA Decision: Brexit Does Not Frustrate Commercial Property Lease

News article published on: 13th August 2019

The largely anticipated decision in the case of Canary Wharf v The European Medicines Agency has now been given. Judge Marcus Smith ruled in favour of the Canary Wharf Group and said that the EMA would have to honour their 25 year lease even if they are relocating to Amsterdam as a result of the […]

Osbornes bring High Court challenge to secure suitable accommodation

News article published on: 13th August 2019

Edward Taylor has challenged Westminster City Council at the High Court after the local authority failed to meet its absolute duty to provide Ms X with suitable accommodation. As a consequence, Ms X has now been provided with suitable permanent accommodation, under a secure tenancy (one year introductory period), within the Westminster borough. By way […]

Osbornes win 5 day trial in property dispute at the County Court at Central London

News article published on: 13th August 2019

In 1985 clients of Osbornes, Mr and Mrs Ali-Khan, purchased a house. For various reasons they were not able to obtain a big enough mortgage to purchase the property they wanted just on their salaries. They decided to approach Mrs Ali-Khan’s sister to be a party to the mortgage. She agreed and this enabled them […]

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