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Our family lawyers have significant experience in advising couples on pre-partnership agreements, detailing financial and property arrangements in the event that the partnership end. We also provide expert advice to resolve any disputes arising from separation.
Mark Freedman Partner
“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.”
“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.”
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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.
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Mediation by Zoom
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Claire Andrews Partner
Mark Freedman Partner
Lauren Hall Partner
Lisa Pepper Partner
Martin Ross Partner
Bridget Thompson Partner
Andrew Watson Partner
Joanne Wescott Partner
Naomi Angell Consultant
Diana Bastow Associate
Sacha Ben-Shabat Paralegal
Sophie Brand Solicitor
Emily Charlesworth Trainee Solicitor
Amy-Jo Fletcher Solicitor
Lauren Gaines Solicitor
Sara Gatt-Floridia Paralegal
Alicja Glabicka Paralegal
Hannah Goldstein Trainee Solicitor
Isabelle James Solicitor
Jonathan Jonas Associate Solicitor
Chloe Khor Paralegal
Maria Kitsiou Senior Associate
David Leadercramer Consultant
Nikki Lyttleton Legal Assistant