Number of partners: 20
Number of other fee-earners: 80
Total staff: 120
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Personal Injury & Medical Negligence: 34%
Probate, Trusts & Wills: 12%
Housing and Civil Litigation: 11%
Managing Partner, Head of Personal Injury: Stuart Kightley
Catastrophic Injury: Ben Posford
Medical Negligence: Stephanie Prior
Family: Bridget Thompson
Family Mediation: Lisa Pepper
Probate, Trusts & Wills: Jan Atkinson
Residential Property: Simon Nosworthy
Commercial Property & Leasehold: Guy Osborn
Housing: William Ford
Property Litigation: Shilpa Mathuradas
THE FIRM Osbornes Law is an award winning private client law firm based in London. Across the firm’s practice areas it has lawyers who are leaders in their field, with a reputation for pursuing complex, important and high profile cases.
With a large international clientele as well as a strong local presence we deliver excellence and value to individuals from the high net worth to the most vulnerable clients.
The firm specialises in family law, personal injury and clinical negligence litigation, wills, probate and disputed estates, property and property disputes, and social welfare and housing.
Osbornes Law has steadily grown over the last 45 years and now comprises 20 partners and a total of 120 staff. The firm operates out of offices in Camden and Hampstead.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Personal Injury: The firm specialises in complex and catastrophic injury cases, including head, brain and spinal cord injuries. Stuart Kightley heads up the department, with top-ranked solicitor Ben Posford leading the catastrophic injury team. Other specialist areas include child abuse litigation, cycling, amputation and fatal accidents. The firm supports and works in partnership with a number of organisations including the London Cycling Campaign, Headway — East London and the Limbless Association.
Family Law: The family team advise on all family matters — divorce, financial disputes, separation, pre and post nuptial agreements; adoption in the UK and overseas and cohabitation disputes; child abduction, domestic and international public law children proceedings. Resolution of disputes, including mediation is provided by skilled mediators and negotiators including Lisa Pepper and David Leadercramer. Mark Freedman leads the team of strong litigators and Bridget Thompson, head of the department, deals with difficult children’s cases. The team also provides legal advice and support on surrogacy and fertility matters.
Family Mediation: Lisa Pepper leads this team, helping clients explore solutions to all issues surrounding separation and divorce in a constructive and supportive way.
Medical Negligence: Led by Stephanie Prior, the team represents individuals affected by all types of medical negligence claims including birth injuries, orthopaedic injuries, brain injury, delays in diagnosis, inquests and cauda equine syndrome.
Property: The firm has two teams dealing with Residential and Commercial sales and purchases and a Leasehold Reform team. Partners Simon Nosworthy and Guy Osborn lead the respective teams and handle property sales and purchases, leasehold extension and enfranchisement, lease variations and licences for alterations.
Property Litigation: Shilpa Mathuradas heads up this department and can assist with a wide range of challenging and complex property dispute matters. Her team advise a broad range of clients including institutional landlords, developers and private individuals.
Private Client: Another successful team with a strong track record for dealing with matters for clients both in the UK and abroad. Jan Atkinson leads the team dealing with preparing Wills, administration of estates, powers of attorney, trusts, deeds, disputed estates and intestacy, Court of Protection and deeds of gifts.
Social Housing: The firm represents individuals in a range of contentious matters including house disrepair, homelessness, possession claims, evictions and wider public law challenges.
Notarial Services: Partner Elspeth Neilson is a qualified notary.