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Why is Now a Good Time to get Divorced?

News article published on: 23rd May 2019

You might be thinking that delaying your divorce until later in the year, perhaps after the school summer holidays, or after 31 October when Brexit may have occurred.  Not necessarily so. There are important tax considerations, which can mean starting your divorce around now, close to the start of the tax year, will mean that […]

Divorce Law Reforms

News article published on: 22nd May 2019

You may have read in the papers today Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced much needed changes to our outdated divorce laws. Currently divorcing spouses must rely on one of five ‘facts’ to show their marriage has broken down, three of which place blame at one party’s door and the other two rely on a […]

Planning your summer wedding – thought about a prenuptial agreement?

News article published on: 22nd May 2019

With the good weather over the bank holiday it feels like summer is already here. For family lawyers, spring brings with it an increase in enquiries about prenuptial agreements with ‘about to be newly-weds’ putting plans in place for their summer weddings. The last thing you want to consider once you have had the wonderful […]

Osbornes Law Family Law Team shortlisted for Magic Circle Award

News article published on: 16th May 2019

The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards are held annually and shortlists are drawn up by a judging panel featuring ten global industry experts. The Awards dinner  brings together over 400 of the industry’s global elite representing over 140 organisations including the leading law firms, trust companies, family offices, tax advisors, investment managers and bankers in the wealth sector […]

PRESS RELEASE: Leading Family Lawyer to join Osbornes Law

News article published on: 7th May 2019

David Leadercramer will be joining Osbornes Law on 1 July 2019, as a partner in their family department. David will be based in and manage the Hampstead office. A highly experienced family law specialist, David’s caseload includes complex cases arising from relationship breakdowns both in the UK and overseas. David is a leading authority on […]


News article published on: 4th April 2019

I am often asked by a divorcing client:  Do I need an Order recording the arrangements for the children?  My answer is:  Not if you can agree them.  It is preferable however to have something agreed and written down; it could be useful evidence if there was a disagreement later. The Children Act 1989 was […]

Event: Alternative Pathways to Parenting – Busting the Myth.

News article published on: 27th February 2019

Osbornes are pleased to invite you to a free public event that will answer key questions you might have if you are intending to adopt a child, enter into a surrogacy arrangement or are looking into donor conception. Date: 5th March 2019 Venue: Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, New End Square, London, NW3 1LT Time: 6.30pm […]

ContrA Trusts in Litigation Conference

News article published on: 14th February 2019

Jan Atkinson, Head of Private Client at Osbornes, and Claire Andrews, Solicitor in Osbornes’ Family Department, attended the 2019 ContrA Trusts in Litigation Conference held in Athens on Valentine’s Day at the Hilton Hotel. 150 delegates from across the international Trusts and Family legal worlds were in attendance. This conference followed on from the very […]

Tribute to Judge Nicholas Crichton

News article published on: 31st January 2019

Nick Crichton, pioneering family law judge who created FDAC (Family Drug and Alcohol Courts), very sadly died on 17 December 2018.  Members of Osbornes Children’s Law Team regularly represented parents and children both in FDAC Hearings and in the many other children’s law cases over which he presided. Naomi Angell, an experienced child care lawyer […]

Change in Surrogacy Law

News article published on: 31st January 2019

Surrogacy Law has just been changed to enable a single person to apply for a parental order in applications for a parental order. A parental order made in the courts in the UK is an order equivalent to an adoption order which terminates the rights of the surrogate and gives full rights as if the […]

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