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Our History

During the day we’re lawyers based in Camden, London who go under the name of Osbornes Solicitors LLP. Because we practice in a few areas of law we decided to build a website dedicated to all things cycling.

Cycling plays a big part in our office with many of us cycling to work and for leisure. Based in London we have first-hand experience of the dangers cyclists’ face each time they get on their bike. Congested roads, super junctions, assertive (ahem) cab drivers and left turning lorries to name a few.

Our office is located near to the Camden Road (A503), which has been renamed by safety campaigners as ‘the death mile’, due to the frequency of collisions that occur.

Our firm was established back in 1973, which means that we have over 40 years of experience in helping people. Our cycle injury claims team is headed up by Stuart Kightley who has specialised in representing cyclists and their families after a collision for over 20 years. The legal directory, Chambers and Partners 2016, singled us for our ‘niche expertise in cycling related injury claims.’  

 

Cycle Injury Claims Team

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Stuart Kightley, Head of Cycle Injury Claims
Position: Partner

Stuart specialises in representing cyclists who have sustained serious head and brain injuries following a collision. He has over 20 years of experience in successfully assisting his clients receive financial settlement and access to effective rehabilitation.

Stuart is recognised as a leading lawyer by independent directories ‘The Legal 500’ and ‘Chambers & Partners’ who describe him as being a ‘font of all knowledge who can cut to the chase quicker than most’ and as ‘understanding his clients problems and fights hard for them’.

Stuart is the main point of contact for the London Cycling Campaign.

Stuart is secretary for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is involved in campaigning work, highlighting the rights for those who have been injured in a collision.

Stuart is a daily road cyclist and his journey to our Camden office takes him through Hampstead and Finchley.

 

Ben Posford
Position: Partner

Ben represents cyclists who have suffered fatal or life-changing injuries, including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and amputations. He is known for securing early rehabilitation for his clients as well as an initial financial payment from the outset to establish effective care, therapies and appropriate accommodation.

Ben is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and recognised as one of the country’s leading lawyers by independent client directories (The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners) who variously describe him as ‘someone who always has his eye on the ball’, a ‘fantastic lawyer’ and ‘exceptional, and a real expert in the field of catastrophic injury law’.

Rob Aylott

Position: Senior Catastrophic Injury Solicitor

Rob specialises in representing cyclists who have sustained serious catastrophic injury following a collision. Qualified for some 24 years, Rob is an extremely experienced solicitor that acts exclusively for Claimants who have suffered injuries of the utmost severity. Rob regularly represents cyclists who have suffered brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations and multiple orthopaedic injuries, as well as debilitating pain syndromes and functional neurological disorders. He also has a vast amount of experience in dealing with fatal accidents arising out of road traffic accidents, particularly those that involve cyclists.

Rob is highly regarded in his field. He is an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has been appointed by the Law Society as an assessor on the Law Society Catastrophic Injury Accreditation Panel; an accreditation scheme for specialist solicitors in this field.

Outside of work Rob acts as a charity trustee at Headway West Sussex, assisting people in West Sussex who have suffered brain injuries. Alongside his charitable work, Rob is an avid cyclist and can be seen cycling in the Surrey Hills on the weekends.

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Philip Lee
Position: Solicitor

Philip specialises in claimant litigation for cyclists involved in road traffic accidents. He represents clients who have been injured by negligent drivers suffering soft tissue injuries, scars and fractures. In addition to compensation for injuries, he has been successful in obtaining early rehabilitation for cyclists, interim payments for bike repairs and treatment for travel anxiety, where necessary.

Philip is Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the London Young Lawyers Group which organises networking and social events for aspiring junior lawyers. He is also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Outside of the law, Philip is a rowing and fitness enthusiast and cycles daily between his home, office in Camden and training in Putney.

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Laura Swaine
Position: Solicitor

Laura specialises in cycling claims and also works as part of the department specialising in catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims.

While not at work Laura is a keen hockey player and cyclist. She cycles daily from Putney to our offices in Camden.  Laura used to be a full-time coach for the Irish Special Olympics Ski Team and the Irish Kids Ski Team.

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Snezhina Yankova
Position: Catastrophic Injuries Paralegal

Snezhina specialises in cycling claims for cyclists involved in road traffic collisions, representing clients who have been injured by negligent drivers.

Snezhina cycles at the weekends in Richmond Park joining the Parkcycle route and is a keen tennis player.


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