Adoption

Leading Adoption Lawyers London

Osbornes Law team of adoption lawyers in London is headed by Naomi Angell. We specialise in this highly complex and specialist area of law, including international, intercountry, domestic and step-parent adoption cases. Read on to find out about our experience and how our lawyers can help you.

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  • “Osbornes has incredible strength in depth across every area of family law, from public law children and child abduction proceedings, through to adoption and surrogacy, and private client work”

  • “Naomi has a depth of knowledge in issues relating to surrogacy and adoption as well as matters in which immigration status is a factor.”

Our specialist adoption lawyers offer advice and representation on every stage of the adoption process to all of those who may be involved in an adoption case – prospective adopters, children, children’s guardians, birth parents and other relatives. They offer the same specialist, experienced and sympathetic service to clients who are paying privately or who are eligible for legal aid.

Advice from internationally recognised adoption lawyers

Head of adoption, Naomi Angell, is the leading adoption lawyer in England and has over 45 years of experience in helping people expand their family through domestic and intercountry adoption. She is recognised in Chambers UK as a ‘Senior Statesperson’ for her expertise in adoption and children law.  Naomi was awarded the outstanding achievement award at the Family Law Awards, not only for her case work but for leading on major policy changes in adoption law throughout her career. She was also awarded the lifetime achievement award at the Law Society Awards 2020.

Naomi has been chair of a national adoption panel and lectures, writes and is regularly involved with media work concerning adoption (see Naomi’s personal profile for more detail on her experience in policy and casework and on the positions she holds in the adoption field).

Bridget Thompson is also a very experienced children’s lawyer with a broad knowledge of adoption law. She also specialises in all areas of Family Law but has a special interest in children related matters and in adoption.

Post adoption issues

We provide adoption advice and representation on the full range of cases that can arise after an adoption order is made whether in a domestic or inter-country case including:

  • Advising and assisting all those involved with adoption on searching and re-establishing contact with a birth parent, birth family members or the adopted child.
  • Advice and representation on post adoption contact cases.
  • Problems involving post adoption support from a local authority social services department, health authority or education department.

Contact our Adoption Lawyers Today

For a free initial conversation call 020 7485 8811

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    • Naomi Angell has considerable strength in adoption, surrogacy and fertility issues

      Legal 500 2023

    • Naomi Angell is a renowned practitioner in the market with a wealth of experience in family cases involving immigration issues. She has a depth of knowledge in surrogacy issues and is respected for her experience handling adoption matters.

      Chambers UK 2023

    • "She is responsive and very knowledgeable – she knows everything on the family law side of adoption and is also very generous with her time."

      Chambers UK 2023

    • "Naomi is second to none in her knowledge of adoption and her work in surrogacy is also a strength."

      Chambers UK 2023

    • "She has an encyclopaedic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of this work. She's extremely empathetic and can put herself in the client's shoes. She's also very strategic and is good at pre-empting litigation."

      Chambers UK 2023

    • "Their family department is very strong, from adoption to child abduction and matrimonial finance, this is a very strong team."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "Naomi Angell is a stand out individual who is well regarded as to the go-to lawyer in her field. What Naomi doesn’t know about adoption is not worth knowing."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "She is the queen of inter-country adoption. She is experienced in the field over a long period of time. She has wonderful client skills and is committed to getting proper outcomes."

      Chambers UK 2022

    • "She is an adoption superstar. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of immigration law, and knows what's on the horizon due to her involvement in policy."

      Chambers UK 2022

    • Naomi Angell – the doyenne of adoption and surrogacy family law, dedicated to her clients and hardworking.

      Legal 500 2022

    • The team has considerable strength in adoption, surrogacy and fertility matters through Naomi Angell.

      Legal 500 2022

    • "Highly recommended
      Bridget and Amy-Jo were very supportive during what were very stressful proceedings. They were collaborative and I felt listened to and part of a team rather than just a client. We ended up being successful at the hearing."

      Client review

    • "She's extremely knowledgeable and highly professional."

      Chambers UK 2021

    • "She is the guru when it comes to international adoption and she's an expert in her field."

      Chambers UK 2021

    • Naomi Angell has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience.

      Legal 500 2020 - Naomi Angell

    • "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

    • Bridget Thompson is a public law specialist noted for her extensive practice in matters involving alternative families and adoption. An interviewee observes: "She's a fighter, she's clever, and she understands all aspects of a case."

      Chambers UK

    • "Naomi Angell is a leading name in international adoption."

      The Legal 500

    • "Recognised for its expertise in both domestic and international adoption, as well as assisted conception."

      Chambers UK

    • "Naomi Angell is a leading figure in domestic and inter-country adoptions, and also has expert knowledge of related fertility and surrogacy issues."

      Chambers UK

    • "Naomi Angell is phenomenal. She's done it for so long and knows so much that she's a fount of knowledge. If Naomi doesn't know something, it isn't worth knowing."

      Chambers UK

    • Naomi Angell is the doyenne of inter-country adoption and the font of all knowledge in this area.

      Chambers UK

    • Highly respected for her [Naomi Angell] focused on cross-border children work, including surrogacy matters.

      Chambers UK

    • Naomi Angell advises on international adoptions and complex surrogacy matters. She is commended for her broad, in-depth experience."

      Chambers UK

    • Naomi Angell is an expert in adoption issues.

      Legal 500

    • Naomi Angell leads the market in cross-border children law matters. Sources confirm that she is "at the cutting edge of changing law and policy" when it comes to international adoption

      Chambers UK

    • Naomi Angell is described as hugely experienced, calm and a good listener.

      Chambers UK

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