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Osbornes

LIVERY HOUSE, 7-9 PRATT STREET, LONDON, NW1 0AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7485 8811
Fax:
Fax 020 7485 5660
DX:
57053 CAMDEN TOWN
Email:
Web:
www.osborneslaw.com
London NW1, London NW3

Jan Atkinson

Tel:
Work 020 7485 8811
Email:
Osbornes

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner and head of private client department. Jan specialises in wills, probate and trusts with a focus on wealth planning, high value estate administrations, international estates and contentious probate and trusts cases. Jan is a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and a registered Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist (CTAPS). She is a well known figure in the private client field, in large part as a result of her active role on the Law Society Private Client Section Executive Committee and her membership of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). Jan also writes regularly on wills and inheritance issues.

Career

Trained Attwater & Liell, Harlow; qualified 1987; Holman Fenwick & Willan 1988-89; Richards Butler 1989-91; partner Osbornes 1994; co-author ‘Cohabitation’ (Sweet & Maxwell 1999) – co-wrote chapter ‘Inheritance and Succession’; registered trust and estate practitioner (TEP); registered contentious trusts and probate specialists (CTAPS).

Member

Executive committee of Private Client Section of Law Society; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist (ACTAPS).

Education

Heanor Grammar School; University of Sheffield (BA Hons History); King’s College, University of London (PGCE); Nottingham Law School (CPE (Commendation)); Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Horse riding, tennis, cinema, opera, travel.


London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Osbornes  has a ‘highly knowledgeable team that is realistic and practical in its approach and effective in standing up to unreasonable conduct on the other side’. Jan Atkins, who is frequently appointed as an independent administrator of disputed estates, ‘mixes business acumen with sound legal skills’. Elspeth Neilson  is ‘very reliable and practical’. The team frequently deals with cross-border estates for high–net-worth individuals.

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