Bridget Thompson > Osbornes > London, England > Lawyer Profile
7-9 PRATT STREET
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Head of the family department at Osbornes, Bridget practices in all aspects of family law. She has a particular interest in representing children or parents in complex children act cases and has also developed a practice in adoption work. She is also a trained mediator
Qualified UK 1993; New Zealand 1986; partner Osbornes 2000.
Resolution Accredited Panel; Law Society Children Panel and Family Law Panel; Association of Women Solicitors.
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (1985 LLB, BA).
London > Private client > Family: mediation
Osbornes ‘has a strong ethos for being conciliatory (rather than aggressive) with fair/ethical billing practices and strong ADR principles (mediation etc)’. Head of team is the ‘very experienced’ Lisa Pepper who is ‘compassionate, supportive and committed to hear clients, with a very warm manner’. Pepper continues to receive referrals from a large number of leading law firms and mediates on private law children matters, divorces and matrimonial finance cases. She also mediates for large adult family groups. David Leadercramer mediates on all issues. Andrew Watson, Mark Freedman and Bridget Thompson are resolution trained lawyer mediators.
London > Private client > Family
With Mark Freedman and Bridget Thompson at the helm, Osbornes ‘is an excellent firm for both children and financial cases’. It has a superb reputation for its work in all areas of family law from pre and post nuptial agreements to unravelling complicated trusts and advising on other complex cross-border issues. It is adept too at handling international child protection issues. Through Naomi Angell it has considerable strength in adoption, surrogacy and fertility issues. It is a ‘very large team with a number of standout lawyers where clients get a full service whether private client or on the legal aid side’. Claire Andrews has recently been promoted to the partnership.
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