Maggie Leiper

Consultant
Wills, Probate and Disputed Estates

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  • A private client team offering a range of services to assist with private client matters including trust and probate services. A friendly approach with a keen eye for detail.

    Legal 500 2024

  • I have been a client of this firm for a number of years and been impressed by particular individuals, the care and thoughtfulness with which they have worked.

    Legal 500 2024

  • An efficient firm which provides an excellent service at highly competitive charging rates.

    Legal 500 2024

  • The team receives a steady flow of instructions from high-net-worth individuals and families on an array of tax planning, wealth preservation, estate and succession planning issues

    Legal 500 2024

  • I think this firm has excellent strength and depth in this area, for both contentious and non-contentious work, and they can hold their own against any other firm.

    Legal 500 2024

  • I have found them to be incredibly knowledgeable and pragmatic in settling claims for their clients.

    Legal 500 2024

  • The contested estates team is strong with talented young solicitors doing good quality work

    Legal 500 2024

  • The nimble team acts for a broad range of high-net-worth individuals and families on a variety of complex estate and trust litigation.

    Legal 500 2024

  • Osbornes has a ‘strong private client department’ and ‘the firm seems to be going from strength to strength’.

    Legal 500 2024

  • "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

  • “Thanks so much for work on this, very happy with your service and the team involved. Best law firm 2019 & 2020 says it all.”

  • “I have greatly appreciated your help, guidance and support throughout the whole process of dealing with the estate. It has been a real pleasure working with you and in particular being able to discuss my thoughts and questions on how particular aspects should be handled; and I have valued as your common sense approach as well as your technical/legal knowledge. I know I speak for all the family, nieces and nephew included, when I express our heartfelt thanks for all you have done and, not least, your sympathy for the family.”

    Peter

  • I've recently used Osbornes for my home purchase and an equity transfer. Rachael was fantastic all the way through, keeping me informed and up to speed as to the purchase progress.

    Nicky I, Google Review

  • As everyone knows, buying a house can be an incredibly stressful experience. Emily and Isabelle at Osbornes took the pain away by leading the process, being incredibly proactive and informative. We didn't have to chase them and they managed to pull a rabbit out of a hat by helping us exchange a few days before Christmas. I'd highly recommend them for a house sale and purchase.

    Lorna B, Google Review

  • I used Simon Nosworthy's team's services when selling a flat in N10, and would do it again in a heartbeat. The follow-ups were always prompt, and my questions were always answered quickly and accurately.

    Mathieu V, Google Review

  • We hope not to move again for a long time, but when we do we will choose Osbornes for the conveyancing. Thank you.

    Mike B, Trustpilot

  • Buying and selling a house can often be a challenging process, but communication and service I received from Osbornes was second to none. I would recommend them without hesitation - 5 stars

    Michelle B, Trustpilot

  • It is the second time we have used Osbornes and in both occasions we have been delighted with the service. The team were highly professional, diligent and always replied to queries promptly. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Osbornes Law.

    Sophie, Trustpilot

  • I have used Osbornes a few times and I’m really happy with the service provided. They provide a very professional, polite and efficient service and I would highly recommend them.

    Sam, Trustpilot

  • Osbornes team was great with the sale of our property, everything went smoothly and very responsive

    Rachel, Trustpilot

  • Osbornes are really thorough, professional & friendly. They were aware of the need for haste in my sale & they did everything they could to achieve the results of completing before the end of the SDLT holiday.

    Laurence H, Trustpilot

  • 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.

    Client Review

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

    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

  • Emily was so patient and clear throughout the whole process - we can't thank you enough.

    Property Department Client

  • Maria provided excellent advice and support throughout the process. We would highly recommend Osbornes and we will use you again. Thank you!

    Property Department Client

  • Maria Elliot is excellent to deal with and gives valuable advice.

    Property Department Client

  • Maria was fantastic! Thank you so much for all the work she did.

    Property Department 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

  • Everyone was lovely, Emily put herself out for me. Also reception ladies are very friendly.

    Property Department Client

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

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Excellent in every aspect.

    Property Department 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

  • Maria Elliot is excellent to deal with and gives valuable advice.

    Property Department Client

  • Emily Lund was very patient with our ignorance about the conveyancing process. She was consistently professional, cheerful and prompt. Thank you!

    Property Department Client

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

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates client

  • Selling my property was very stressful and I am most grateful for the tireless enthusiasm. The service provided was consistently good. Your knowledge of the market was valuable and your patience admirable.

    Property Department Client

  • I am much indebted to Simon Nosworthy and his staff for the efficient completion of our sale.

    Property Department Client

  • A massive thank you for all your efforts and more broadly, a fantastic service throughout the whole process - we moved in on Saturday and couldn't be more pleased with everything. I found all your advice to be priceless and a real breath of fresh air.

    Property department client

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  • legal 500 leading firm
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    Maggie's Client Testimonials

    “Thanks so much for work on...

    “Thanks so much for work on this, very happy with your service and the team involved. Best law firm 2019 & 2020 says it all.”

    “I have greatly appreciated your help,...

    “I have greatly appreciated your help, guidance and support throughout the whole process of dealing with the estate. It has been a real pleasure working with you and in particular being able to discuss my thoughts and questions on how particular aspects should be handled; and I have valued as your common sense approach as well as your technical/legal knowledge. I know I speak for all the family, nieces and nephew included, when I express our heartfelt thanks for all you have done and, not least, your sympathy for the family.”

    Peter

    "Service prompt and effective. I have...

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

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

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