High Net Worth Divorce Lawyers

Expert Divorce Lawyers for High Net Worth Individuals

Our lawyers offer specialist advice on High Net Worth Divorce, helping to protect the finances, property and assets of clients with significant wealth. Schedule a confidential consultation.

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  • “Mark leads the team superbly. He is very able, thinks laterally, fights his client’s corner, and invariably succeeds in getting a good result via negotiation or litigation.”

  • “Lisa is excellent – she’s efficient, has a very good rapport with her clients and has an enormously outgoing energy. She is very effective in managing clients’ cases”

Expert High-Net-Worth Divorce Solicitors

Deciding to get divorced is one of the most difficult decisions that anyone will have to make and it should never be undertaken lightly. At Osbornes Law we can help by easing some of the stress and pain that comes with getting divorced and by removing the likelihood of complex, drawn-out legal battles.

Our divorce solicitors help couples avoid unnecessary complications allowing them to achieve a more amicable separation and move on with their lives. It is sad when marriages come to an end. But when the decision to separate has been made we support couples and their families to look to the future, where possible avoid cases from going to court and protecting children from harm by resolving disputes over children in a less combative way.

High Net Worth Divorce Settlements

We act for high-net-worth clients including celebrities, entrepreneurs, and families with inherited wealth. Our team frequently negotiates multi-million-pound divorce settlements, involving business assets, onshore and off-shore investments in complex financial structures, property portfolios and pension schemes

If you are concerned that your spouse may be hiding assets and wealth we will use the services of professional worldwide asset tracers to ensure all wealth is uncovered. We have a wealth of experience in tracking down ‘missing’ assets, and obtaining valuations for shares, property, and trusts.  We work closely with other professionals, such as forensic accountants, tax, and pension advisers to ensure you have the best evidence available to support negotiations.

Part of what makes our HNW divorce lawyers experts is knowing what way a judge is likely to determine your case.  This enables us to confidently advise you to ensure you obtain the best outcome possible in your divorce. Our knowledge comes not only from our wealth of experience and understanding of the law but also from our examination of case law.

International Divorce Issues

Many of our clients have multinational relationships, international business interests, investments, and property portfolios. Each country has different rules when it comes to divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, and in regard to the division of financial assets, and provision for ongoing spousal and child maintenance. With so much at stake, it is important to seek expert legal advice from a solicitor with experience in international divorce law

Child Arrangement Orders for High Net Worth Families

If you or your spouse are high-net-worth individuals, then your lifestyles will need to be taken into account with regard to child arrangements. When calculating what is a fair amount, we will want to know the standard of living the children experienced, for example do the children attend private school (or for younger children if this was intended), do they have a horse or horse-riding lessons, or regularly go skiing or sailing?

If your former partner is a high-net-worth individual, then it may be possible to make an application to the court to top up the level of child maintenance awarded by the CMS. Under the Children Act the courts can award lump sums to allow children to be maintained in a certain lifestyle and to pay for the likes of private school fees. The courts can even order the transfer of property to the benefit of the children.

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Navigating a high net worth divorce requires specialised legal expertise and a strategic approach. At Osbornes Law, our experienced solicitors are dedicated to safeguarding your assets and ensuring a favourable outcome. To speak with one of our solicitors, contact us by:

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    • "Lisa Pepper is a standout mediator - smart, sensitive and able to narrow the issues with ease."

      Chambers HNW 2024

    • "Lisa is good at cutting to the chase and identifying issues. She gets people talking and brings people together."

      Chambers HNW 2024

    • "Lisa is excellent - she's efficient, has a very good rapport with her clients and has an enormously outgoing energy. She is very effective in managing clients' cases."

      Chambers HNW 2024

    • "Mark has a strong no-nonsense approach with a dose of realism and commercial acumen that clients respond to."

      Chambers HNW 2024

    • "Mark is very good at taking a firm line and sticking to it. He doesn't pick unnecessary fights. He is very commercial and good on money cases, and extremely good value in the London market."

      Chambers HNW 2024

    • "Mark leads the team superbly. He is very able, thinks laterally, fights his client's corner, and invariably succeeds in getting a good result via negotiation or litigation."

      Chambers HNW 2024

    • Osbornes is vastly experienced and able to think around the issues and consider them in a new and refreshing way

      Chambers UK 2024

    • Osbornes is a really good team that gives a first-class service which is both sensible and insightful but also supportive of the client's needs.

      Chambers UK 2024

    • Osbornes Law offers affluent clients representation in high-value, complex family matters.

      Chambers UK 2024

    • "Osbornes have been a sound firm forever. They have phenomenal work."

      CHAMBERS UK 2023

    • "They provide excellent advice and service to clients."

      CHAMBERS 2023

    • "Osbornes Law have a very broad family practice which does all areas of family law at a high level. They have an excellent practice; they are top quality across the board."

      CHAMBERS UK 2023

    • Lisa Pepper is particularly recognised for her role as a mediator in complex cross-border disputes. Her practice also includes handling prenuptial agreements and issues arising from divorces. She is additionally skilled in Schedule 1 and other child arrangement matters.

      Chambers UK 2023

    • Mark Freedman frequently takes on high-value financial and children proceedings that involve complex tax, trust and accounting issues.

      Chambers UK 2023

    • "Andrew Watson is respected and tenacious in matrimonial finance. You would want him on your team."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "David Leadercrammer is such an experienced wonderful lawyer who you would want on the other side of your case. He’s sensible, pragmatic and hugely experienced in money and children cases."

      Legal 500 2023

    • Andrew secured me the best financial settlement for my claim. He is a credit to Osbornes Solicitors.

      Family Department Client

    • "Lisa Pepper was recommended to me as non-nonsense and able to help me with a difficult and confrontational divorce. She more than lived up to that – she was practical, collected and always available with a clear opinion and suggestions of how to move forwards. She also was open and helpful about costs and how to mitigate them"

      Legal 500 2021

    • "Mark Freedman is a very capable lawyer, renowned for not being a pushover and pushing his clients’ cases as much as he can, but will always talk sensibly about settlement. He is among the best – tenacious, good judgment and tactically aware."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "Mark Freedman is a dynamic and highly experienced family lawyer who fights extremely hard for his clients and is always in their corner, thus ensuring their loyalty and confidence. In a trial you would always want him on your side."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "She has impressed me as someone who fights my corner but also understands the importance of resolving issues without unnecessary escalation. She is calm and reassuring."

    • "Her mediation practice is exceptional; she is also a great solicitor and has a breadth of skill which is really useful."

      Chambers UK 2021

    • "He is really experienced and wise. He has a lovely manner about him and clients feel safe with him."

      Chambers UK

    • "Jo Wescott is top notch and widely recognised as a rising star throughout the profession. She brings a winning combination of great judgement, an immense work ethic, and a relaxed and charming way with opponents and clients alike. Someone you want on your side”

      Legal 500 2021

    • "Osbornes is pre-eminent for family law in North London. Mark Freedman is a real rainmaker. He is an excellent lawyer and has a top-notch practice"

      Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

    • Mark Freedman is intelligent and personable and has a good selection of high-net work cases.

      Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

    • "Exceptional value for money. Highly competent and reasonably priced. Mark Freedman: one of the best in the field."

      Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

    • "Client-focused. Ready to fight the clients’ corner, but also ready where possible to steer client from unnecessary dispute. Mark Freedman – very experienced, with good instinct for the eventual result. Clients love him and he thinks ahead and directs the client to the best result for the client."

      Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

    • Mark Freedman is a serious player. A fearless family law litigator, who protects his clients’ interests passionately.

      Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

    • Breadth of knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile is what makes it stand out. Mark Freedman – devoted to his clients

      Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

    • Mark Freedman frequently takes on high-value financial and children proceedings that involve complex tax, trust and accounting issues. Sources praise the "tenacity and common sense" he brings to challenging disputes.

      Chambers UK

    • "Mark is very experienced, competent, good with clients and takes a sensible approach to cases. He knows exactly what he's doing."

      Chambers & Partners Directory 2020, Mark Freedman

    • "An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."

      Chambers UK

    • "The team frequently deals with cross-border estates for high–net-worth individuals."

      The Legal 500

    • "Mark Freedman is a real heavyweight litigator who has dealt with some very significant cases."

      The Legal 500

    • "Mark Freedman boxes clever, keeps his powder dry and when it comes to the end game he negotiates a really good deal."

      The Legal 500

    • "Mark Freedman has a specific focus on high-net-worth divorces and finance cases where there are overseas assets and trusts."

      The Legal 500

    • "Lisa Pepper somehow manages to get parties to settle on matters where there isn’t much hope to start out with."

      The Legal 500

    • "Well-regarded family practice assisting clients with substantial matrimonial disputes and sensitive children proceedings."

      Chambers UK

    • "Mark Freedman draws acclaim for his work in high net worth divorce cases, including those involving company structures, family trusts and overseas assets."

      Chambers UK 2019

    • "He never gives up. He fights for you to the end and has boundless energy."

      Chambers UK

    • Mark Freedman advises high-net-worth clients and knows his stuff.

      Legal 500

    • Highly regarded for his experience as a litigation and mediation expertise, Mark Freedman is tenacious and determined. Clients really feel that he is fighting their corner.

      Chambers UK

    • Andrew handled a very complex, 3 year legal battle for me, with a tremendous amount of patience and professionalism. He is very approachable, always kept me up to date, by phone and e-mail, and responded very quickly to my queries with excellent advice, sound strategic thinking and strong letters to put the other side under pressure. With top contacts for barristers, joint experts and mediation.

      Family Department Client

    • [The Family Law department] handles significant matrimonial finance cases and complex nuptial agreements. Respected for its expertise in cross-border children law matters.

      Chambers UK

    • 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.

      Chambers UK

    • "Mark Freedman receives a lot of instructions from clients based abroad, often relating to complex divorce proceedings. Sources say: “His main strengths are his enthusiastic passion for the job in hand and his total dedication to his clients.”

      Chambers UK

    • This team is perhaps best known for its children work, often involving complex international dynamics.

      Chambers UK

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