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Clarion

Family/Matrimonial

1 ranked lawyersBand 2Leeds, Bradford and surroundsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Noted for its ability in both Children Act cases and separation matters involving divorce and cohabitation. Often acts for high net worth individuals on complex financial settlements involving pensions, business interests, international assets and inheritances. Also has experience advising on cross-border cases, marital agreements and family wealth planning. Renowned ADR capability and often handles collaborative and mediation matters. Additionally offers expertise in issues such as surrogacy and same-sex separations.

Strengths

One source praises the "breadth and strength of the team," adding: "From the juniors to the top level, there are no weak links."

Another says: "The firm's matrimonial team is outstanding."

Notable practitioners

The "absolutely outstanding" Justine Osmotherley is highly regarded in the market for her depth of knowledge and experience in family law, including both matrimonial finance and private children matters. One client says: "Justine has given me a lot of support, both legal and emotional, and has helped me through a difficult time. She is a very forceful lawyer who is also realistic and pragmatic."

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Leeds, Bradford and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Justine Osmotherley
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