Isabelle Murphy

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Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates

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    • "I wish to thank you for your advice, efficiency and professionalism throughout which has been greatly appreciated."

      Client review

    • "I am proud to be a private client of Osbornes Solicitors LLP, a client of many years. I appreciate the swift and efficient work of the Private Client Department Team."

      Client

    • "Jan Atkinson, with her steely, steady, calming presence, instils confidence in the most highly-strung of us clients. With her masterful knowledge of the law, old and new, and its application, Jan can navigate through the most complex of cases to a successful end."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "I find Osbornes’ client-friendly approach welcoming and refreshing"

      Legal 500 2021

    • "A medium-sized London firm dealing with big litigation and doing it extremely well because of a depth of expertise and experience."

      Legal 500 2021

    • My family had the pleasure of Jan Atkinson working with us on the will and probate issues of [my mother's] estate in Camden and Ireland after she passed on last year. Jan and her assistant(s) offered us a fantastic service at a sad time.

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    • "Jan Atkinson stands out for her wide-ranging knowledge and experience of estates; whatever problem you throw at her, she has seen it all before and is able to find a creative and sustainable solution. She has exceptional commitment to her clients and explores every avenue to find the best solution for them"

      Legal 500 2021 - Jan Atkinson

    • The team is very caring, experienced and detailed and was clear about the  next steps and offered very helpful advice and suggestions

      Legal 500

    • Jan Atkinson has extensive experience in private client matters, which underpins her excellent skills in the contentious probate area. Plus she is strong on international matters

      Legal 500 2020 - Jan Atkinson

    • A small but formidable team, punching above its weight. Jan Atkinson is a seasoned pro. Approachable but no push-over

      Legal 500 2020 - Jan Atkinson

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

      Chambers UK

    • "Elspeth Neilson is very reliable and practical."

      The Legal 500

    • "The team frequently deals with cross-border estates for high–net-worth individuals."

      The Legal 500

    • "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."

      Chambers UK

    • The situation was handled by your extremely competent, efficient hands - I would not hesitate to recommend Osbornes to others.

      Wills, Probate and Disputed Estate Client

    • "Service prompt and effective. I have absolute confidence in Maggie."

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • I am happy with the service that I got and would recommend you to other potential clients.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • I found Osbornes always very helpful and efficient.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • We are very pleased with the services of Osbornes. Highly professional and through with close attention to detail.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • I would highly recommend Jan Atkinson in any probate matter and Osbornes Solicitors in any other legal matters.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • Jan Atkinson is a very proficient lady whom I would highly recommend to anyone involved in probates.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • Thanks for all your work and explaining everything so clearly. For any legal matters in the future I would not hesitate in instructing Osbornes.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • We have found your service to date as the most informative we have come across.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • Osbornes Solicitors always responded promptly to any request for information I had.

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • “Geoffrey’s affairs were dealt with just the right combination of friendliness and professionalism, which really helped.”

       

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    • Jan Atkinson is confident with a straightforward approach. Her practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters, including wealth planning and estate administration.

      Chambers UK

    • I would like to thank everyone in my case for the excellent job!

      Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates client

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    1. 19.1.2022

      Does your will deal with cross-border assets?

      If you own assets in more than one country, it’s important to make a robust Will that deals effectively...

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      18.11.2021

      Family Tensions and Deputyship 

      Disputes between a deputy and the family of the individual concerned, can escalate and become increasingly distressing if issues are...

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    3. 18.11.2021

      Particularly sensitive issues around mental capacity

      Mental capacity, the right to sex and the carer’s risk of prosecution  Does everyone have the right to a...

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    4. 25.10.2021

      Inheritance Claims CFA Success Fee Judgment

      The Court of Appeal upholds the recoverability of CFA success fees in 1975 Act claims in the case of Hirachand v...

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    5. 20.10.2021

      Evidence Needed When Contesting A Will

      ‘Scrap King’ Multi-million Inheritance Dispute Confirms the High Standard of Evidence Needed to Contest a Will   Gary Goodwin, son of...

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    6. 20.10.2021

      Contentious Probate Dispute Surrounding Interpretation

      The ‘nil rate band’ offers an incentive to testators to make their will in a tax-efficient manner, maximising the amount...

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    7. 20.10.2021

      Handwriting Expert Witness Concludes Will Forgery

      It’s not unheard of for an individual to forge someone’s will with the aim of securing an inheritance....

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    8. 20.10.2021

      Contested Will Claim Succeeds on Capacity

      A sad case in which a bereaved father made a will without the requisite mental capacity to do so has...

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    9. 20.10.2021

      Contested Will Claim Against Estate Fails

      The recent reported case of Shearer v Shearer highlights that adult children cannot expect an estate to support their affluent...

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    10. 17.9.2021

      Funding of Probate disputes

      Probate disputes can be very expensive and clients often find it difficult to find the money to cover their legal...

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      14.9.2021

      Dealing with a Contentious Probate Claim

      Many people do not know what a contentious probate claim is until they have become embroiled in one. The root...

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    12. 13.9.2021

      Worldwide Probate Dispute

      The deceased died in Ireland leaving very considerable wealth and assets all over the world, including England, but without leaving...

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    13. 13.9.2021

      Estate administration with a value of £6million

      In this international probate case, we are acting for the executors in an estate administration with a value of £6million....

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    14. 13.9.2021

      International probate involving 17 properties

      Osbornes Law represented the administrator of this international estate where the deceased was domiciled in India. There are ongoing court...

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    15. 13.9.2021

      Ad Colligenda Grant

      This is an estate administration where our client has been appointed by the court to administer the estate but is...

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    16. 13.9.2021

      Dispute involving business assets

      Osbornes Law acts for the defendants to a claim issued to pronounce in favour of the deceased’s last son...

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    17. 13.9.2021

      Dispute with an estate worth £2m

      Osbornes Law were appointed independent administrator in this contentious probate dispute, with an estate worth around £2m. The deceased was...

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    18. 13.9.2021

      Claim involving misappropriated assets

      Osbornes Law acted in this contentious probate claim for the unmarried partner of the deceased involving misappropriated assets.  The deceased...

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    19. 13.9.2021

      Contentious Probate Claim Regarding £21.5million Estate

      The death of one of the shareholders of a family run business, and the contentious probate claim regarding his £21.5million...

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    20. 13.9.2021

      Complex probate involving 4 wills

      The case study relates to complex probate involving four separate wills. The deceased had made four wills in rapid succession,...

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    21. 13.9.2021

      Probate with assets worth between US$600m & US$800...

      This probate case relates to a property in London which was funded by our clients, who are based in Australia...

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    22. 13.9.2021

      Controversy over validity of the will

      Our client is the executor and one of three residuary beneficiaries of the estate of her late uncle. The will...

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    23. 13.9.2021

      US/UK cross border probate

      Our probate lawyers were instructed by a US-based widow of her late husband’s £8 million English estate. As well as...

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    24. 10.9.2021

      Divorcing couples should remember to amend will to...

      In the midst of a divorce or separation, it’s rare for couples to think about making or changing their...

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