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Success for Osbornes as The Legal 500 2013 is released

Solicitors in London

News article published on: 20th June 2013

Osbornes solicitors has once again been ranked as a recommended London law firm in the independent legal directory Legal 500.

The family law department, which has featured in the directory for a number of years was again ranked in the 2013 edition as a leading family law department in London, this year moving up into a higher band and being described as‘handling an impressive mix of work, and is rated highly’.

The directory also listed five family lawyers as recommended solicitors. Partner and divorce lawyer Mark Freedman as well as child abduction specialist Simone McGrath were described as solicitors who ‘know how to litigate family cases effectively’;Lisa Pepper is described as being a ‘strong collaborative lawyer’;Julian Beard is recommended for complex financial cases; Andrew Watson is mentioned for his ‘notable expertise in intricate areas such as confiscation and non-disclosure’ and consultant Naomi Angell is the ‘contact for adoption issues’.

Head of the family department Julian Beard commented on this year’s success:

“The whole department is delighted to have had our efforts rewarded in this year’s legal 500. The fact that we have moved up into a higher band is evidence of the continued high level of advice we provide all of our clients in all areas of family law”.

Away from the family law department, the personal injury department at Osbornes is also once again ranked alongside joint head of the departmentWendy Wright who is described as ‘constructive’ and ‘conscientious’. Also highlighted in the directory is head of catastrophic injury, Ben Posford. The department is noted for being ‘very competent’ and for its experience in serious brain injury cases.

The social housing (tenant) team at Osbornes has retained its leading London law firm listing and is singled out for advice in possession, disrepair, harassment, unlawful eviction, and public law matters.  Head of the department,Shilpa Mathuradas, is described as being an ‘Effective litigator’ and is praised for running an ‘excellent’ team.  Associate solicitor William Ford is commended for his ‘wholehearted committed’ attitude, and Manjit Mandair is applauded as an ‘exceptional’ assistant solicitor who is ‘up and coming’

Shilpa Mathuradas comments on this year’s success:

“It is excellent that once again this year the firm has been rewarded for the high quality of advice and client care that we continue to offer all of our clients. The results, as well as the new entries that we have seen in the directory are a real boost to the whole firm and we look forward to building on these results over the next year”.

Shilpa continued:

“The fact that these rankings and recommendations have been compiled after a thorough research process which includes talking to fellow professionals as well as clients is an indication of how highly thought Osbornes is in the London market”.

For more information on the Legal 500 or if you would like to speak with one of our solicitors concerning a legal issue you are currently having you can contact us by calling us or by filling in our online enquiry form.

Written by Shilpa Mathuradas
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"Lisa Pepper gave me clear, level-headed and sensible advice during her handling of my divorce, and she demonstrated excellent understanding of the relevant law. She was on my side but fair and pragmatic, and her advice was always given with an eye to what was both equitable and achievable, and in line with the collaborative approach I’d wanted."

Client Testimonial - Lisa Pepper


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