Rachel Osgood

Partner - Family

Rachel Osgood

Partner - Family


        

 

I am a partner in the Family team specialising in:

  • divorce and separation including civil partnerships;
  • financial claims, including maintenance and property claims for spouses, children and unmarried families;
  • maintenance claims by or on behalf of adult children;
  • children disputes, including specific issues such as children moving to live abroad; and
  • collaborative law.

I have more than 20 years’ of experience as a family lawyer, helping people who are going through a divorce or separation.  Whether you’re married, living together or in a civil partnership, I can help to guide you through what at first can seem like a maze of questions and uncertainties, through the legal process and out the other side, and I do so with kindness, empathy and straightforward advice.  My clients know that they are valued, individually and uniquely.

I deal both with the financial issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship, and with difficulties that may arise over the children.  My approach is constructive and team-based, and I always have the needs of any children at the forefront of my mind.  I like to work with my clients, their ex-partners and the other lawyers to try to agree solutions. This means that I am often able to help my clients reach agreement without having to go to court.  Where however court is the only remaining option, my clients know that they are fully supported.  They know that my practical advice, experience and attention to detail helps either to settle the case at an early stage or, if a final hearing is unavoidable, to get there with clear expectations and to leave with good outcomes.

 I have also advised on financial claims by adult children.  In a worrying world of increasing tuition fees, reducing state support and family breakdown, such claims are becoming increasingly common.

My clients expect a good service, and they get it in spades.  They also get warmth, humour and understanding – whatever their circumstances.

Rachel and Sarah were absolutely fantastic and I cannot thank them enough for helping me to go through a difficult time. They were always available, professional, diligent and wise but more importantly they were extremely good listeners and very human. They are amazing family lawyers and I would wholeheartedly recommend them.

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A huge thank you to you and Sarah. Your service, kindness, personal touch and stellar legal advice has been a godsend. The situation in which I have found myself has been incredibly isolating and having had legal representation that has been dismissive, and at times, deliberately confrontational in terms of trying to sell the houses and purchase another one, it is only more apparent how excellent your service is. Both of you are the only ones who know the full story and as a result, have been the only people on my side; and all done with humour and support.

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