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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

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Osbornes

Osbornes has a 'highly experienced clinical negligence team' which handles a wide range of claims including brain and spinal cord injuries, wrongful surgery and late diagnosis. Key figures include Stephanie Prior, who has in-depth knowledge of medical practice; Ben Posford, who is instructed in cases involving spinal injury but is 'especially good on the crossover between personal injury and clinical negligence cases'; and Robert Aylott, who focuses on brain and spinal cord injuries.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Osbornes

Osbornes has 'a growing influence and impressive work load' and is 'gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work'. It often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome, cycling accidents and child abuse. In recent work, the team settled a high-profile case regarding the Croydon tram crash, in which it acted for the husband of the only female fatality. The 'hard-working, thorough and committed' Robert Aylott, who brings 'significant heavyweight personal injury experience', joined the team in October 2017 from Minster Law Limited. Key team members include the 'energetic and personable' Stuart Kightley, who is the head of the personal injury department; catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford, an 'excellent practical litigator' who offers 'exceptional service'; and 'the approachable, compassionate and efficient' Stephanie Prior , who heads the child abuse claims department.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate
Contentious trusts and probate - ranked: tier 4

Osbornes

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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Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Osbornes

Osbornes  ‘feels like a local firm but with a ‘Big City’ reach’. Mark Freedman ‘is a real heavyweight litigator who has dealt with some very significant cases. He boxes clever, keeps his powder dry and when it comes to the end game he negotiates a really good deal’. Freedman has a specific focus on high-net-worth divorces and finance cases where there are overseas assets and trusts. The ‘very personable and client-focused’ Lisa Pepper  and the ‘quick-thinking’ Bridget Thomspon  (who is intelligent and pragmatic’) are also recommended, as are Naomi Angell, who is a ‘leading name’ in international adoption and newly promoted partner Joanne Wescott, who is a ‘very approachable and sensible opponent’.

Next generation lawyers

Joanne Wescott - Osbornes

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Family: mediation
Family: mediation - ranked: tier 2

Osbornes

Lisa Pepper  at Osbornes  ‘somehow manages to get parties to settle on matters where there isn’t much hope to start out with. Because of her ‘down-to-earthiness’ parties feel comfortable enough to feel relaxed and are therefore willing to compromise’. Pepper ‘can handle the large and complicated cases but takes equal care with the smaller cases. She is a highly skilled mediator who is a consummate professional’.

Leading individuals

Lisa Pepper - Osbornes

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London: Real estate

Social housing: tenant
Social housing: tenant - ranked: tier 2

Osbornes

Headed by the  'absolutely brilliant'  William Ford, Osbornes' team is noted for its 'cross-practice expertise in areas such as housing and community care', which it brings to bear in disrepair, possession and homelessness cases involving vulnerable adults, individuals with language difficulties, the elderly and those with no recourse to public funds. Ford is acting in an ongoing judicial review concerning the lawfulness of a London borough's housing allocation scheme. Other key figures include, Shilpa Mathuradas, who has handled eviction and disrepair claims with community care aspects, and Edward Taylor, who was part of a team representing a client in a homelessness appeal which considered whether a potential residence in the client's native country is grounds for lawful denial of social housing assistance. Associate Manjit Mandair is also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

William Ford - Osbornes

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