Q & A

Why should HNWs come to Osbornes? What are the firm’s strengths?

Osbornes are recognised as leading family lawyers in the legal directories ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘Legal 500’. In addition I am also recognised as a leading lawyer in the Chambers UK -High Net Worth Directory.

When a HNW client instructs Osbornes they have access to a range of legal services they will require at some point, specifically our wealth management and private client team, which is also ranked in the Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide and our Property teams. Intrinsic to our advice is an understanding of our client, their lifestyle and what they want to achieve.

How is family law changing?

We are finally entering the 21st century with telephone hearings/ ebundles/ emails to judges.

What aspect or issue affecting family law needs to change most urgently? If you could change anything, what would it be?

The issue of non-married partners and how they are currently unprotected. The myth of the common law spouse still pervades with devastating effect for thousands of people every year.

Mark Freedman Q&A