Success for Osbornes Solicitors in the Legal 500 2015 22 Sep 2015
North London law firm, Osbornes Solicitors has once again been ranked as a recommended London law firm in the 2015 edition of the independent legal directory ‘The Legal 500’.
The family law department, which has featured in the directory for a number of years, was again ranked in the 2015 edition as a leading family law department in London where ‘good sense prevails’.
The directory also listed three family lawyers as recommended solicitors. Partner and divorce lawyer Mark Freedman is described as a lawyer who ‘knows his stuff’ and is singled out for advising high net worth clients in particular. Head of department Bridget Thompson is noted for steering the department where ‘client care is the top priority’. Lisa Pepper is singled out for her ‘instinct always to resolve maters without compromising her clients’ interests’ as well as for being a ‘skilled collaborative lawyer’
Bridget Thompson said of the success:
“Our continued ranking within the Legal 500 demonstrates our commitment to our clients and our continuous efforts to offer the best, most practical advice possible. What is notable this year are the comments which highlight the gold standard of client care we provide to all of our clients”.
The firm’s Personal Injury department was also ranked again as a leading firm in London representing claimants. Head of department Stuart Kightley is described as ‘very good in legally complex cases’ with head of Catastrophic Injury, Ben Posford described as being able to ‘find angles other lawyers miss’ as well as ‘fighting incredibly hard for his clients’. Stephanie Prior who joined the firm in September 2014 is noted for her specialist child abuse claims practice.
Stuart Kightley said “The department are very pleased with the comments received in the 2015 directory; our expertise in handling complex cases and working hard to achieve the best possible outcome for all our clients is a reflection of the dedicated team here at Osbornes. The results in the directory and our recent shortlisting for the Claimant PI Team of the Year and Claimant PI Lawyer of the Year for Ben Posford at the Personal Injury Awards 2015, highlights the department’s reputation and depth of experience and know-how”.
Also ranked is the firm’s Housing and Social Care department which was commended for ‘providing an excellent service to clients’ and being ‘able to react quickly in critical situations’ The department was noted for its expertise in representing clients in claims against local authorities and housing associations, with particular expertise in complex disrepair and possession claims’. Practice Head Shilpa Mathuradas along with associate William Ford and solicitors Manjit Mandair and Thul Khan are all recommended
Shilpa comments: “The department’s strong performance and comments in this year’s directory demonstrate the achievements of the entire team in successfully taking on and representing clients, many of which are vulnerable, in complex cases”.
Osbornes was also recently shortlisted for law firm of the year at the Halsbury Legal Awards 2015 and is shortlisted for an award at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2015.
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