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Osborn Word of the Week: Adverse Possession

5 comments, posted on February 27, 2013

Adverse Possession An occupation of land inconsistent with the right of the true owner. It is actual possession in the absence of possession by the rightful owner, and without lawful title. Time does not begin to run under the Statutes of Limitation unless […]

Feature: How to be Persuasive in Court by Iain Morley (Advocacy Skills)

3 comments, posted on February 25, 2013

Iain Morley is a barrister and practices in criminal law from chambers at 23 Essex Street, London. Author of ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ (Sweet and Maxwell), the definitive title on Advocacy Skills. TOP TIP ONE When speaking, SPEAK FROM YOUR LUNGS, […]

Osborn Word of the Week: Consent

No comments, posted on December 11, 2012

Consent   Acquiescence, agreement. It is inoperative if obtained by fraud. Consent is a defence to a charge of rape, assault by penetration, sexual assault and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 s.74 […]

Osborn Word of the Week: Definition of Merger

No comments, posted on November 27, 2012

Definition of Merger  That operation of law which extinguishes a right by reason of its coinciding with another and greater right in the same person, e.g. a life estate is merged in or swallowed by the reversion when the two interests […]

Osborn Word of the Week: Whistleblower

No comments, posted on October 31, 2012

Whistleblower At common law a worker (q.v.) who discloses her employer’s confidential information or practices faces an action for breach of confidentiality (q.v.). Under statute there is protection for a worker who makes public to prescribed persons, information which in […]

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