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: mediation

At Osbornes Lisa Pepper, Bridget Thompson , Andrew Watson, David Leadercramer and Mark Freedman are all Resolution trained lawyer mediators. Pepper and Thompson are accredited mediators and Pepper is also a collaborative lawyer. Pepper mediates on private law children, divorce suits and matrimonial finance cases in addition to mediating for larger (adult) family groups. Leadercramer is also a qualified arbitrator, collaborative lawyer and private FDR judge.

London > Private client > Family

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Mark Freedman Osbornes

Osbornes is best known for its work on HNW international divorce and finance work. It is skilled at advising on nuptial agreements and on matters where there are complicated trusts, inherited wealth and cross-border issues. It has niche expertise in confiscation orders and also has a strong practice in Children Act proceedings. Bridget Thompson leads the department that includes eminent practitioners such as the ‘unflappableMark Freedman and Lisa Pepper. The team also has considerable strength in adoption, surrogacy and fertility matters through Naomi Angell. It is a ‘really dynamic and diverse team which make it really innovative‘.