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Osbornes Law




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Family Lawyers


London, United Kingdom

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Financial remedies

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Mark Freedman


Osbornes senior partner Mark Freedman is clear why HNWs should choose his firm: ‘A first class service from a team of lawyers who are ranked as a leading family department in London, and who hold external accreditations of excellence.’

Freedman acts for TV personalities, including a case of ‘highly contested’ proceedings involving property in London, and business interests which were also under threat of corporate litigation while family proceedings were ongoing. He has also acted for a property billionaire in a complex case focused on offshore trusts, and for an inventor most would consider ‘a British institution’ in complex divorce and financial proceedings in ‘very difficult and sad circumstances’ – including the unusual appointment of a ‘litigation friend’. Freedman adds that this was a case where ‘over a lifetime of innovation was at stake over a relatively short, childless marriage’.

While he says the ‘emotional impact of pieces of paper’ like the Decree Absolute often catches clients by surprise, Spear’s wonders if anything surprises the family lawyer himself. Has he had any unusual requests in his time? ‘Quite a few,’ he admits. ‘All of which have to remain confidential I’m afraid!’ He also conducts round-table meetings and brings finance cases to a swift and cost-effective conclusion as an alternative to court hearings on a regular basis.

Freedman sets out to achieve ‘the very best’ for his clients, and has earned himself a reputation as a tough negotiator both in and out of court. His work involves multi-jurisdictional family breakups (with an emphasis on Europe and the Middle East) and children’s cases. He is known as a lawyer who ‘will fight tooth and nail for his clients’, and is regarded for private children work and his litigation and mediation expertise in high-value divorces.

Colleagues say that Freedman often receives referrals from existing and former clients, as well as other family lawyers. Known for his pragmatism and dedication to his role, he regularly appears on TV and radio commenting on issues surrounding family law. His clients are also positive, with one enthusing, ‘I searched for many weeks and chose Osbornes after meeting with their head partner, Mark Freedman. He is a dynamic and highly experienced family lawyer who fights extremely hard for his clients and is always in their corner, thus ensuring their loyalty and confidence. In a trial you would always want him on your side.’

Rank: Recommended

Recommended 2020, Family Lawyers


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