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  • “Simone MacGrath has a fantastic children’s practice. She is one of the very best solicitors for dealing with international children cases. A first port of call in especially complex matters.”

  • "Their family department is very strong, from adoption to child abduction and matrimonial finance, this is a very strong team."

    Legal 500 2023

  • "Simone McGrath has a fantastic children’s practice. She is one of the very best solicitors for dealing with international children cases. A first port of call in especially complex matters."

    Legal 500 2023

  • 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."

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  • 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

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"Simone McGrath has a fantastic children’...

"Simone McGrath has a fantastic children’s practice. She is one of the very best solicitors for dealing with international children cases. A first port of call in especially complex matters."

Legal 500 2023

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. 8.12.2022

    The courts approach to costs in financial proceedings...

    WC V HC – a recent costs case in financial proceedings on divorce The recent case of WC v HC [2022] EWFC 40...

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  2. 7.12.2022

    Judge ignores pre-nuptial agreement but factors in non-matrimonial...

    Case Law One of the reasons I am still passionate about family law, after 20 years in the field, is that...

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  3. 31.8.2022

    What if my partner predeceases me before we...

    A review of a recent case concerning consent during fertility treatment. When going through fertility treatment as a couple, it...

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  4. 31.8.2022

    Declaration of parentage after mistake at register office

    Recently in the news has been the outcome of the case of Osborne & Anor v Cambridgeshire County Council [2022] EWHC 1982 (...

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  5. 22.8.2022

    Proposed Capital Gains Tax Rule Changes Could Reduce...

    The government has proposed a number of changes to the capital gains tax (CGT) rules which, if enacted, will come...

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  6. 2.8.2022

    New strategy to make fertility treatment more accessible

    In July 2022, the Department of Health for England released its strategy aimed at improving Women’s Health. While women represent 51%...

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  7. 5.7.2022

    Proposed Changes to Gamete Donor Anonymity Laws in...

    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has proposed changes to the law surrounding gamete donor anonymity in the UK....

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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 cohabitation lawyer, summarises the law in relation...

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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