Osbornes Law has been rated as Outstanding Place to Work by ‘Best Companies’

23 Nov 2023 | Stuart Kightley
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Launched in 2001 Best Companies to Work For Lists and Best Companies Accreditation are now recognised as the standard in workplace engagement. The accreditation is awarded to organisations of all sizes after surveying staff, the results of which remain anonymous.

Staff are surveyed on eight key values of the organisation they work for including questions on the senior leadership team, career progression, teamwork, well-being and giving back to the community.

Osbornes achieved two out of three stars which means the firms is an outstanding place to work.

The firm scored highly across all values, and especially well in the areas of personal growth and career development and confidence in the senior leadership team. Our staff also highlighted that senior managers are visible and approachable.

Stuart Kightley, managing partner at Osbornes comments:

“The Best Companies process has given our staff the opportunity to provide honest feedback on how they feel about working at Osbornes Law. Participating in this survey is recognition from senior management that we are committed to make Osbornes one of the best places to work. To know that our people are already very happy is great, however, we very much see this as a long-term project and encourage feedback and suggestion from our staff across the firm.”

In addition to the ranking, Best Companies have also released there annual recognition league tables. Osbornes appear in 3 tables and has been ranked as a:

  • Top 100 mid-sized Companies to work for in the UK.
  • Top 25 mid-sized Companies to work for in London.
  • Top 25 Best Law Firm to work for in the UK.

Osbornes has seen record growth and is now home to twenty-six partners and over 140 members of staff. The firm already known for its low staff turnover and boasts a leadership team that includes:

  • 16 female partners.
  • 6 partners who trained at the firm.
  • 7 partners who have been at the firm for over 20 years; and
  • 19 partners who were promoted internally.

Mark Freedman, who trained at the firm, is Head of Family, and who celebrates his 30th anniversary at the firm in 2024 comments:

“Throughout my three decades at Osbornes,  I have seen how the firm has a talent for developing human beings rather than just lawyers. We have a headcount of 160, leading lawyers in several fields, but also a youthful, beating human heart at its core. To have been awarded this accolade, by our staff, in our 50th anniversary year is truly a special moment in our history.”

To finds out more about Best Companies please visit our profile at Best Companies | Osbornes Law Company Profile

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

      Chambers HNW 2022

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

      Chambers HNW 2022

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

      Chambers HNW 2022

    • Osbornes has some very well known partners, and senior lawyers. It also has real strength in depth, with a solid team of lawyers at all levels.

      Legal 500 2022

    • The team is very hardworking and dedicated to achieving the best outcome for their clients. The team ensures that everything is done to a timely manner and that their clients are updated frequently. The team is approachable, friendly, and very easy to work with.

      Legal 500 2022

    • Osbornes Law are an exceptional firm across the board from partners to paralegals and provide a consistent and exceptional legal service.

      Legal 500 2022

    • "Osbornes comprises some of the most technically adept and hard hitting lawyers in the business"

      Legal 500 2022

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

      Chambers UK

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

      Chambers UK

    • "You can expect a really good level of advice and great service. The solicitors keep us really well informed."

      Chambers UK

    • "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."

      The Legal 500

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

      The Legal 500

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

      Chambers UK

    • "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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