Family Law 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.
Bridget Thompson Partner
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 divorce, matrimonial finance, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, children law, child abduction and adoption.
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:
- 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
- The Osbornes family lawyers have vast experience across a broad range of family disputes
- Your family law solicitor will be a member of and follow the Resolution code of conduct
Speak to a Family Solicitor Today
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"Osbornes have been a sound firm forever. They have phenomenal work."
"They provide excellent advice and service to clients."
"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."
"Osbornes offers a unique service of high quality advice and representation across a wide range of areas of law."
"The team are all eminently approachable and down to earth, committed, hardworking and who support their clients in a very effective, pragmatic way."
"Osbornes offers an excellent family law service spanning the wide range of disputes that may arise, in relation both to children and finances."
"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."
"Mark Freedman is intelligent and personable and has a good selection of high-net work cases".
"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. "
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.
"Mark is very experienced, competent, good with clients and takes a sensible approach to cases. He knows exactly what he's doing."
"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."
[The Family Law department] handles significant matrimonial finance cases and complex nuptial agreements. Respected for its expertise in cross-border children law matters.
This team is perhaps best known for its children work, often involving complex international dynamics.
News & Insights from our Family Law SolicitorsVIEW ALL
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Naomi Angell, founder, celebrates Coram Children’s Legal...
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Has my child been abducted?
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Birth parent fails to overturn adoption order
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Changes in Fertility Law Benefit Families
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Osbornes Launch Parenthood Section With Tatler
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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...Read more
Child Maintenance: When is capital, income?
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Beneficial Interest in Property
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Pre-nups becoming the new norm for soon to...
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Pet-Nups: Who Keeps The Dog On Divorce Or...
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Unsafe cladding: Issues for separating couples
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WEBINAR: Alternative Pathways To Parenting – Busting The Myths
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