Family Law Solicitors

Family Solicitors

Osbornes Law is home to one of the largest and most specialist team of family lawyers in London. Our expert team of lawyers can advise on all family matters including divorce, finances and children matters. Read on to learn more about our lawyers, their experience and how we can help you.

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

  • “A great team comfortably able to take on big-money, complex cases. Well led, enthusiastic, and with great judgement from top to bottom.”

Instructing our specialist family law solicitors and divorce team means you will have one of the most well respected and largest family law practices in London on your side.  Our solicitors are consistently rated excellent by independent legal practice directories, Chambers UK, Chambers HNW and The Legal 500.

What is Family Law?

Family law encompasses a broad range of disputes. Our team of family law solicitors includes independently accredited specialists in all aspects of family law including divorcematrimonial financepre nuptial and post nuptial agreementscohabitationchildren lawchild abduction and adoption.

You can also speak to members of our team who specialise in  Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation and collaborative law.

Our Family Solicitors in London

We are committed to providing clients with sound advice which is tailor made for you and in your best interests depending on the facts of your specific case. Our solicitors are members of Resolution– the association for family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. All of our family lawyers work within Resolution’s code of conduct.

Our family law solicitors and family lawyers fully recognise the anxiety and distress that family disputes can cause you. As such you will be dealing with a solicitor who is approachable and easily contactable. At the same time each solicitor also has a commercial, practical and realistic attitude to dispute resolution for their clients. The department also undertakes publicly funded work when clients are eligible.

3 reasons why you should choose Osbornes family solicitors:

  1. You will be advised by our family law solicitors London team that is independently recognised by  The Legal 500, Chambers UK and HNW, Spears HNW Guide and The Times Best Law Firm Guide
  2. The Osbornes family lawyers have vast experience across a broad range of family disputes
  3. Your family law solicitor will be a member of and follow the Resolution code of conduct

Speak to a Family Solicitor Today

For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

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

      Chambers UK

    • "It has a strong and experienced team of solicitors who don’t take bad points, work sensibly to get a settlement and who you can always pick up the phone and speak to. They are good lawyers and know the strengths and weaknesses of their clients’ cases. They don’t posture and always pursue their clients cases appropriately. "

      Legal 500 2021

    • 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

    • "Naomi Angell is a highly esteemed practitioner who is highlighted as "a leader in the field" and "extremely knowledgeable" by interviewees. She is particularly recognised for her experience in complex adoption disputes."

      Chambers UK

    • [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

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

      Chambers UK

    News & Insights from our Family Law SolicitorsVIEW ALL

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      Osbornes Launch Parenthood Section With Tatler

      The family department at Osbornes Law is delighted to announce a new initiative with Tatler. The firm has been working...

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    2. 6.9.2021

      Osbornes Shortlisted At Family Law Awards

      The family department is delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘London Law Firm of the Year 2021’ at the Lexis Nexis...

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    3. 6.9.2021

      Divorce Lawyer Joanne Wescott Returns from...

      Osbornes Law are delighted to welcome back divorce lawyer and partner, Joanne Wescott, who returns from maternity leave. Joanne specialises...

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    4. 22.8.2021

      Leading Divorce Lawyers Recommended in Tatler

      The family department is delighted to announce that two of our partners now appear in the ‘Tatler Advisory’ list of...

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    Accreditations

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

      Chambers UK

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

      Family Department Client

    • "It has a strong and experienced team of solicitors who don’t take bad points, work sensibly to get a settlement and who you can always pick up the phone and speak to. They are good lawyers and know the strengths and weaknesses of their clients’ cases. They don’t posture and always pursue their clients cases appropriately. "

      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

    • "Bridget Thompson combines her excellent legal knowledge with a clear, succinct and robust style of advice and advocacy. Her approach clearly inspires a high degree of client confidence in her"

      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

    • 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 the dissolution of civil partnerships.

      Chambers UK

    • 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

    • "Naomi Angell is a highly esteemed practitioner who is highlighted as "a leader in the field" and "extremely knowledgeable" by interviewees. She is particularly recognised for her experience in complex adoption disputes."

      Chambers UK

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

      Chambers UK

    • "They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."

      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

    • Bridget Thompson heads the family team, where client care is the top priority.

      Legal 500

    • 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

    • [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

    • 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."

      Family Law department client

    • "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

    Contact a Family Solicitor Today

    For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

    Email us Send us an email and we’ll get back to you