Mark Freedman > Osbornes > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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Mark is a partner in the family department and has been the managing partner at Osbornes since 2001. He joined the family department on qualification in 1994 quickly progressing to partner. Mark specialises in all areas of family law with a specific focus on high-profile and high-net-worth divorce and finance cases, as well as complex cases involving overseas assets and trusts. He has acted for celebrities and high-net-worth individuals before the Central Family Court and the High Court with excellent results. Mark sets out to achieve the very best for his clients and has earned himself a reputation as a tough negotiator both in and out the court forum. He regularly conducts round table meetings bringing finance cases to a swift and cost-effective conclusion as an alternative to court hearings. His work involves multi-jurisdictional divorce and children cases, with particular emphasis on Europe and the Middle East. He has successfully represented clients in all areas including under the new child arrangements programme. Mark is a well-known and highly regarded family and divorce lawyer often receiving referrals from existing and former clients as well as other family lawyers. Mark has run a number of cases in the Court of Appeal and is a well-respected family law practitioner. He regularly appears on TV and radio commenting on issues and changes surrounding family law. He is accredited by Resolution and is a trained mediator.


Trained Osbornes; qualified 1996; partner 1999; family law mediator 1999.


Resolution Accredited Panel; Legal Aid committee.


Leeds Grammar School; Manchester University (1992 Law 2(1)); College of Law, York (1993).


Tennis, football, films, travelling, school governor.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Mark Freedman Osbornes

Osbornes has incredible strength in depth across every area of family law, from public law children and child abduction proceedings, through to adoption and surrogacy, and private client work’. Areas of expertise for the group span from unravelling complicated trusts and handling pre-acquired wealth, to Children Act proceedings and advising on the financial provision for children. Mark FreedmanLisa Pepper, newly promoted partner Maria Kitsiou, and Lauren Hall, who joined the firm from Russell-Cooke LLP in April 2023, all jointly head the department. The practice has considerable strength in adoption and fertility matters through the highly regarded Naomi Angell. Joanne Wescott frequently handles complex and high-profile cases, while associate Diana Bastow has a broad range of experience in financial disputes.

London > Private client > Family: mediation

Lisa Pepper, Bridget Thompson, Lauren Hall, Andrew Watson, David Leadercramer and Mark Freedman are Resolution trained lawyer mediators that can be found at Osbornes. Pepper and Thompson are also accredited mediators. Pepper, in particular, has a busy mediation practice – she undertakes Skype and Shuttle mediations as well face to face mediations. In addition, she is experienced in running private ADRs and receives a steady flow of referrals from other professionals (such as barristers and solicitors) as well as previous clients.