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UK 2022
East Anglia Family/Matrimonial
Band 1

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Fisher Jones Greenwood

Type of work handled

Strength and depth in providing high quality family services across a wide range of family areas including: divorce, complex family finances (often involving family businesses, multiple properties foreign assets and pensions), private (special guardianship, complex alienation cases) and public law children proceedings (including psychological harm and non-accidental injuries), domestic abuse (both men and women), international child abduction (Hague Convention working with QCs) and cases involving cohabitants and trusts of land. Well known for using ADR to resolve family disputes.

Categories of clients

Innovative funding solutions such as fixed fees, including representation at court and ‘Pay as You Go’ models to ensure that our expertise is available to all members of society including those of modest means.

Recent work highlights

Simon Osborn represented the Petitioner Wife in VW v BH (Contested Divorce Proceedings) [2018] EWFC B68 (05 November 2018) and the related financial proceedings.


Members of the Law Society's Adult and Children Panel; Specialists in areas including financial remedy, children matters and domestic abuse. 2 Collaborative Family Lawyers who undertake collaborative cases. 1 Family Law Arbitrator who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration.

Chambers Review

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Family/Matrimonial - Essex
Band 1
What the team is known for

Leading practice for matrimonial financial cases as well as public and private children law matters. Especially esteemed for its experience in assisting with cases involving family businesses, inherited wealth, property and pensions. Handles complex child arrangements and domestic abuse matters, advising guardians and parents during care proceedings. Offers full-service support to clients as well as a broad range of ADR options, including collaborative law.


Clients report: "Service has been polite and efficient."

Notable practitioners

Simon Osborn has significant experience in complex financial remedy proceedings involving businesses, offshore properties and other high-value assets. He is an accredited arbitrator and trained collaborative lawyer.
"He is very reassuring and calming. You can send him an email and he will act on it very quickly, and he makes time for you."

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Andrew Brown

Charlotte Knappett

Julia Brewer

Lisa O'Boyle

Rachel Earnshaw

Simon Osborn

Head of Department

Ties Bouwmeester