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Another excellent year for Osbornes in Chambers & Partners 2015

Solicitors in London

News article published on: 5th November 2014

Osbornes has once again been ranked as a leading law firm in London by the independent legal directory Chambers and Partners 2015.

As well as our Family and Social Housing department being ranked as recommended departments yet again, the firm had a record 10 fee-earners ranked as leading individuals. This included Stephanie Prior who joined Osbornes in September 2014 ranked as a leading medical negligence lawyer, Lisa Pepper ranked as a leading family lawyer and William Ford ranked as an associate to watch.

Lisa Pepper comments:

“The firm’s Chambers results were once again outstanding and demonstrate the level of commitment and expertise that clients receive from departments across the firm. What impressed us however were the comments from our clients and peers in other firms and Chambers. Such positive critique of our firm and solicitors is very much welcomed and appreciated”.

The full results and what the directory says about Osbornes is below:

Social Housing

“Strong choice for housing work involving vulnerable clients, including those with physical and mental health issues. Advises on matters encompassing possession claims, welfare benefits, community care and public law, alongside Children Act issues.”

“The team understand vulnerable clients and young people, and on the front line they are prompt and efficient.”

“For a team that does legal aid work, they are generous with time and realistic about how it all works”

Associate William Ford receives effusive praise for his dedication and commitment to social housing. Interviewees highlight his technical understanding and background in housing law, and describe him as “highly impressive.”


“Handles significant matrimonial finance cases and complex nuptial agreements. Respected for its expertise in cross-border children law matters”.

“They have a really good, strong team, with the junior elements punching well above their weight. It doesn’t matter who you talk to; they are all switched on.” 

Notable practitioners 

Naomi Angell advises on international adoptions and complex surrogacy matters. She is commended for her “broad, in-depth experience.”

Simone McGrath handles international child abduction cases and challenging care proceedings relating to non-accidental injuries.

Mark Freedman represents high net worth clients in complex financial disputes. Sources say that “he’s a determined negotiator who’ll always do the very best for his clients.”

Lisa Pepper deals with separation proceedings and leave to remove cases. Sources describe her as “a great person to work with: constructive, helpful and always infectiously happy.”

Julian Beard deals with complex family breakdowns, including substantial financial disputes and child abduction cases. He is also recognised as a skilled mediator.

Personal Injury

Stuart Kightley of Osbornes LLP continues to strengthen his expertise in the serious and catastrophic injury field. Sources say he is “a fount of knowledge who can cut to the chase quicker than most,” and “understands his clients’ problems and fights hard for them.”

Ben Posford of Osbornes LLP is an incredibly experienced catastrophic injury practitioner who is adept at handling complex brain and spinal cord injuries. According to commentators, “he stands out as someone who always has his eye on the ball” and “he is highly regarded in the market.”

Medical Negligence

Stephanie Prior’s practice encompasses fatal and birth injuries, in addition to product liability. She recently achieved £550,000 compensation for a claimant who sustained a brain injury after receiving belated treatment for a subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Head of the Personal Injury department, Stuart Kightley comments:

“With the arrival of Stephanie in 2014 to head up our medical negligence and child abuse team and with Ben joining the firm in 2013 as head of catastrophic injury, the level of expertise in the department continues to grow and strengthen, all of which is passed on to our clients”.

Private Client

Jan Atkinson leads Osbornes LLP’s private client team and combines contentious and non-contentious practices. Sources report that “she is a conscientious, experienced and able practitioner.”

For more information on the above or to speak with any of our solicitors about a legal matter you can call us or fill in our online enquiry form.

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""Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team""

Chambers & Partners Directory, Stuart Kightley


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