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Simone McGrath

Position: Consultant
Email: simone.mcgrath@osborneslaw.com

Simone specialises in all aspects of private and public law children work. She has particular expertise in domestic and international Child Abduction and is a member of the panel of lawyers instructed in child abduction work by the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit at the Official Solicitor’s Department. Simone is on the Law Society’s Children Panel and represents both parents and children in Care proceedings. She is consistently recognised as a Leader in her field in the leading independent legal directory Chambers and Partners.

In 2004 Simone was appointed as a Deputy District Judge, South Eastern Circuit.

In 2005 the Black Solicitors Network presented Simone with “Outstanding Lawyer of the Year” award.

Simone is a member of Resolution and sits on the Resolution London Region Committee. Simone sits on the Diversity Committee of the Family Justice Council. Simone qualified in 1990 and became a Partner at Hodge Jones and Allen in 1993.

Simone joined Osbornes as a Consultant in January 2007.

Simone McGrath handles both public and private law children matters, and has particular expertise in child abduction issues. Sources describe her as “extremely organised and hard-working”, while also praising her “imaginative approach”.

Chambers UK 2018

Simone McGrath is a highly knowledgeable practitioner with a focus on international child abduction matters. She has a large expertise in public and private law.”
Chambers & Partners 2015 legal directory

Simone McGrath handles international child abduction cases and challenging care proceedings relating to non-accidental injuries.
Chambers & Partners 2015 legal directory

“Simone McGrath handles both public and private children work, with a particular focus on international child abduction”
Chambers & Partners 2013 legal directory

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