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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  • “They are not only effective, knowledgeable and professional, but also pleasant to deal with as people.

  • “A family team that is able to offer the highest level of expertise across the family law spectrum from high-net-worth finances through to care proceedings and children matters.”

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. Osbornes Law 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 which 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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    • "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

    • "Osbornes offers a unique service of high quality advice and representation across a wide range of areas of law."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "The team are all eminently approachable and down to earth, committed, hardworking and who support their clients in a very effective, pragmatic way."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "Osbornes offers an excellent family law service spanning the wide range of disputes that may arise, in relation both to children and finances."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "A family team that is able to offer the highest level of expertise across the family law spectrum from high-net-worth finances through to care proceedings and children matters."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "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

    Osbornes shortlisted for Family Law Firm of the Year 2022

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    • Times best law firms 2023
    • legal 500 leading firm