Osbornes Law announces 2022 promotions

31 May 2022
Partner promotions

Osbornes Law is delighted to announce its latest, all-female, round of promotions.

Family lawyer Claire Andrews becomes the firm’s 21st partner, just six years after qualifying as a solicitor. The firm now has 11 female partners.

Head of medical negligence Stephanie Prior, private client partner Elspeth Neilson and family law partner Joanne Westcott are made equity partners. While existing equity partner Sophie Davies, who has been with the firm for 21 years, takes over from Stuart Kightley as head of the firm’s largest team, personal injury.

A further five female lawyers are promoted to senior associate, they are: Jodi Newton (medical negligence), Katie de Swarte (contentious probate), Maria Elliot (property), Maria Kitsiou (family) and Kate Milton (personal injury).

Commenting on the news, Managing Partner Stuart Kightley said;

“Well done to all those who have been promoted. Individually they have shown an incredible commitment to the firm. They each have a diverse range of skill sets and ideas, contributing to the success of their department and the firm as a whole.  We wish them continued success and thank them for their hard work to date.

Osbornes has a reputation for prioritising the training and development of all staff and strive to offer a fair, inclusive and rewarding work environment for all lawyers. The senior leadership team includes those who trained at the firm.

Osbornes is ranked as a leading law firm in London by Chambers UK and The Legal 500. It has also been featured in The Times Best Law Firm guide since 2019.

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    • Osbornes have been a sound firm forever. They have phenomenal work and an excellent skill set.

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    • They have high-end partners doing high-end work. They are very impressive.

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    • Osbornes have a very broad family practice which does all areas of family law at a high level.

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

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

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    • "Osbornes has a highly knowledgeable team that is realistic and practical in its approach and effective in standing up to unreasonable conduct on the other side."

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    • "Osbornes feels like a local firm but with a Big City reach."

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    • "They give a Rolls-Royce service...and are client-facing."

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    • "The team were extremely professional in putting my needs first. There was a joined-up approach to catering for the client, and all lawyers involved were briefed and constructive."

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