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Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne
OX14 5AL

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 2

Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne's 'exceptional' team of lawyers in Abingdon offer a full family law service, assisting clients through both legal aid and private means. The group has specialisms in care proceedings and private children law, with a specialist childcare team that has expertise in adoption and child abduction. Emily Boardman, Irena Osborne and Ruth Hawkins jointly head the practice, all of whom make up 'a truly stellar team'. Matrimonial specialist Helen Bishop is also recommended. The practice continues to grow and has hired three new consultants, including Karen Newman, a qualified collaborative lawyer from Lawrence Hamblin Solicitors who can offer collaborative law expertise.

Practice head(s):

Emily Boardman; Ruth Hawkins; Irena Osborne

Other key lawyers:

Helen Bishop; Karen Newman


‘The dedication of the team at BHO to its clients is second to none. The three partners who set up the firm really care and put their all into achieving the best for their clients however difficult the case. Their advice to clients is straightforward and realistic, saving their clients unnecessary litigation and costs. They are also dedicated to public access to justice and are one of the few firms in the area that retain a legal aid franchise.’

‘My main point of contact at BHO is Irena Osborne. She is an exceptional solicitor. Hardworking and well prepared.’

‘Helen Bishop – a specialist financial remedies practitioner, who has excellent client-handling skills, a good understanding of the law and knows the details of her cases fully. It is a pleasure to be instructed by Helen, who I know will provide a well-prepared brief and have given the client sound advice. ’

‘The team at Boardman, Hawkins & Osborneare incredibly committed to their clients – they always go the extra mile to ensure they achieve the best outcome for their clients. I have been impressed by the care and thoughtfulness with which they approach their work. A truly stellar team. ’

‘I have worked particularly closely with Ruth Hawkins who is conscientious, extremely bright and utterly charming. ’

‘Highly knowledgeable and friendly team providing advice on all aspects of family law. Their strength is child protection law, where they draw on the experience of their well-respected staff. ’

‘Emily Boardman is a highly competent and dedicated care practitioner. She is professional and efficient at managing her cases. Her clients can expect a high standard of advice delivered with empathy and understanding.’