Simone McGrath

Consultant
Family Law

  • “Simone McGrath in particular stands out for her no-nonsense approach, her sensible and realistic advice, and her tenacious attitude.”

  • Simone McGrath in particular stands out for her no-nonsense approach, her sensible and realistic advice, and her tenacious attitude. She is a fearless advocate, but manages to strike up supportive relationships with her clients. They trust her, and so do I.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Simone McGrath – Exceptional knowledge of international children matters, particularly 1980 Hague Convention cases. Fights hard for her clients.

    Legal 500 2022

  • "Simone is absolutely on top of the game. She has great attention to detail, and has her clients' needs at heart."

    Chambers UK

  • Simone McGrath is a highly knowledgeable practitioner with a focus on international child abduction matters. She has a large expertise in public and private law.

    Chambers UK

  • Simone McGrath handles international child abduction cases and challenging care proceedings relating to non-accidental injuries.

    Chambers UK

Simone's Chambers UK testimonials

Simone McGrath in particular stands out...

Simone McGrath in particular stands out for her no-nonsense approach, her sensible and realistic advice, and her tenacious attitude. She is a fearless advocate, but manages to strike up supportive relationships with her clients. They trust her, and so do I.

Legal 500 2022

Simone McGrath – Exceptional knowledge of international...

Simone McGrath – Exceptional knowledge of international children matters, particularly 1980 Hague Convention cases. Fights hard for her clients.

Legal 500 2022

“Simone McGrath handles both public and...

“Simone McGrath handles both public and private law children matters, and has particular expertise in child abduction issues. Sources describe her as “extremely organised and hard-working”, while also praising her “imaginative approach”.

Chambers UK

"Simone is absolutely on top of...

"Simone is absolutely on top of the game. She has great attention to detail, and has her clients' needs at heart."

Chambers UK

Simone McGrath is a highly knowledgeable...

Simone McGrath is a highly knowledgeable practitioner with a focus on international child abduction matters. She has a large expertise in public and private law.

Chambers UK

Simone McGrath handles international child abduction...

Simone McGrath handles international child abduction cases and challenging care proceedings relating to non-accidental injuries.

Chambers UK

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  1. 12.4.2022

    Mediation or Arbitration: What’s best for me?

    Few divorcing couples want to end up in court, which is why mediation and arbitration are faster and more effective...

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  2. 8.3.2022

    Unmarried fathers and parental responsibilities

    The 1st December 2021 marked the 18th anniversary of the amendment to the Adoption and Children Act 2002 which gave unmarried fathers...

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  3. 20.1.2022

    Family Mediation: a cost-effective alternative to court action

    Mediation is increasingly important for our clients in their efforts to resolve children and financial issues divorce. This week (17 to 21...

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  4. family in poppy field
    18.1.2022

    6 cases that shape a private children dispute

    Family disputes involving children can be particularly emotive, which is why our expert children lawyers work tirelessly to understand how...

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  5. 22.12.2021

    Naomi Angell, founder, celebrates Coram Children’s Legal...

    Naomi Angell, Head of Osbornes’ Adoption, Surrogacy and Fertility Law Unit spoke, at the 40th birthday of the Coram Children’...

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  6. father and son
    13.12.2021

    Who Pays Child Maintenance?

    Child maintenance is regular, reliable financial support that helps towards a child’s everyday living costs. The Child Maintenance Service (...

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  7. 8.12.2021

    Has my child been abducted?

    My ex-partner has taken our child abroad without my consent – what should I do? In order for a parent to...

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  8. 25.11.2021

    Child arrangements for going abroad when separated

    I am separated from my spouse – can I take the children abroad on holiday? The answer to this question is...

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  9. 18.11.2021

    Legal considerations in the surrogacy process

    What Are My Surrogacy Options at Home and Abroad? When you’re considering surrogacy as an intended parent, you may...

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  10. adoption
    20.10.2021

    Birth parent fails to overturn adoption order

    Most adoption applications go through smoothly and it is only in the minority of cases that birth parents seek to...

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  11. 28.9.2021

    Family Courts Backlogs Exacerbated by Pandemic

    Court backlogs: Divorcing couples face ruinous costs as last-minute court hearing cancellations become commonplace Divorcing couples are facing ruinous costs...

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  12. 21.9.2021

    Changes in Fertility Law Benefit Families

    Following campaigning by those working in the fertility sector and public consultation in 2020, the Government announced on 6th September 2021 that...

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  13. 16.9.2021

    Osbornes Launch Parenthood Section With Tatler

    The family department at Osbornes Law is delighted to announce a new initiative with Tatler. The firm has been working...

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  14. 6.9.2021

    Osbornes Shortlisted At Family Law Awards

    The family department is delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘London Law Firm of the Year 2021‘ at the Lexis Nexis...

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  15. beneficial interest in property review at the court of appeal
    10.8.2021

    Beneficial Interest in Property

    Andrew Watson, a London based divorce lawyer in our family department and Resolution accredited specialist in cohabitation, summarises the law...

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  16. father and children
    10.8.2021

    Child Maintenance: When is capital, income?

    Reading a recent case from the Child Maintenance Tribunal, I considered it worth flagging up that the Child Maintenance Rules...

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  17. 21.7.2021

    Child arrangements affected by pandemic travel restrictions

    International families experiencing long separation periods from children As pandemic restrictions continue to limit overseas travel, increasing numbers of separated...

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  18. 27.4.2021

    Pre-nups becoming the new norm for soon to...

    Lawyers are seeing record numbers of couples signing pre-nuptial agreements this year as the country moves closer to a society...

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  19. Pre-nup
    4.4.2021

    Pet-Nups: Who Keeps The Dog On Divorce Or...

    ‘Do you need a pet-nup’. We examine why many couples are including arrangements for their pets in a pre-nuptial agreement....

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  20. 5.3.2021

    Contesting a prenuptial agreement

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are getting a divorce after nearly seven years of marriage.  According to reports, Kim filed...

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  21. 26.2.2021

    Unsafe cladding: Issues for separating couples

    The government has recently announced it is providing additional financial support towards rectifying the cladding issues in countless buildings across...

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  22. 25.11.2020

    WEBINAR: Alternative Pathways To Parenting – Busting The Myths

    Three expert family lawyers will guide you through the legal process of adopting a child, choosing a surrogate and fertility...

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  23. 5.10.2020

    Lockdown rush to cohabitation leaves couples lacking financial...

    When the lockdown was announced many couples had to make a rushed decision to move in together or face months...

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  24. 3.8.2020

    Family lawyer at Osbornes discusses how she juggles...

    Sarah Scott, associate solicitor in the firm’s family department contributed to The Law Society Gazette’s piece on “Lawyers...

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