Katy Osborne.

Partner
Pre and post nuptial agreements
Divorce, separation and finances
Children arrangements and disputes
Cohabitation and declarations of trust
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Katy is a partner at Howell Jones and heads up our Family Team. Katy specialises in all aspects of divorce and separation including financial arrangements (by agreement/consent or contested proceedings), pre and post nuptial/registration agreements, cohabitation agreements and cohabitee disputes and issues relating to children (where they live, who they spend time with and other specific matters including international relocation).

Katy holds an LLB (Hons) from London University and completed her Solicitors Final Exams at the College of Law in Guildford. She is part of the Family Law Accreditation Scheme. Prior to joining Howell Jones, Katy worked with other well-known firms.

Katy specialises in financial disputes for both low/medium net worth and high net worth individuals alike,  using her knowledge and experience to advise and assist in the hope of reaching an agreed settlement but is equally prepared to take the matter to court and fight for a fair outcome for the client.

Katy also deals with more complex children issues including relocation both within the jurisdiction and internationally as well as disputes involving domestic abuse allegations and child welfare issues. Recently she has been able to assist with non-contentious issues helping parents make arrangements for their children due to the parents terminal illness.

 

 

 

Although not actively practicing as a  Collaborative lawyer the training has helped her develop a conciliatory yet firm approach to negotiations always trying to be aware of the bigger picture in the best interest of clients.

Katy was Family Lawyer of the Year finalist in the 2021 SLS Legal Awards, a fitting recognition of her excellent contribution to the profession and her technical knowledge.

Outside of work

When away from the office, Katy enjoys spending time in her home and garden working on her DIY and green-fingered skills. She also loves socialising with friends and trying new restaurants and visiting new places.

areas of work.

Pre and post nuptial agreements

Life is for living and enjoying. Protecting yourself and your partner through a pre/postnuptial and registration agreement or living together...

Divorce, separation and finances

The end of a relationship is an upsetting and stressful time for everyone involved. Having a supportive and knowledgeable family...

Children arrangements and disputes

The end of a relationship can be especially difficult if you and your partner have children. Having a supportive and...

Cohabitation and declarations of trust

Choosing to live with your partner before marriage/civil partnership, or instead of getting married/having a civil partnership, is easy and...

Katy has been very helpful in her advice and support. I feel she gives a very fair analysis of any given situation, which is invaluable when you as the client are so often caught up in the whirlwind of a difficult issue.

Mrs Katy Osborne was recommended to me as an expert in the field of family law. This has most certainly proved to be the case. She has been an invaluable asset to me in my progression of a difficult financial remedy case. I have found she is more experienced and more efficient and effective than the large firm of London solicitors I have used in the past. She also charges far more economically for her work. Her manner and competence are exemplary.

She has helped me with complex offshore divorce financial dispute resolution preparation for court hearings in the Surrey courts, fighting my corner in a skilled, professional manner against Counsel on the other side and she is at all times calm and unflappable. She has also helped me with numerous other areas of separation and divorce, including pension sharing orders, financial questionnaires for the first appointment, statements of financial deficiencies to be presented at the FDR, plus helped me with the important preparations for the Final Hearing in court, including working hard to achieve financial non-disclosure from the other side.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending her to anyone needing advice in any area of family law. She is a warm and approachable human being, who has made it a far less stressful experience than it would otherwise have been.

Susie Whatley

It was an incredibly useful meeting and I was reminded of your measured guidance, which I benefitted from so much during all the drama of the court proceedings.

I just wanted to say that both barristers complimented you on all your work and highlighted how impressed they were with everything. This is something that has also been noticed by myself and also Ben who recommended you. It is important for me to get good advice, even if it isn’t what I want to hear, and to have someone in my corner. Both of which you have done excellently!

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