Jonathan Jonas

Associate Solicitor
Family Law

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  • "Osbornes Law have a very broad family practice which does all areas of family law at a high level. They have an excellent practice; they are top quality across the board."

    CHAMBERS UK 2023

  • Osbornes have been a sound firm forever. They have phenomenal work and an excellent skill set.

    Chambers HNW 2022

  • They have high-end partners doing high-end work. They are very impressive.

    Chambers HNW 2022

  • They have an excellent practice; they are top quality across the board.

    Chambers HNW 2022

  • Osbornes have a very broad family practice which does all areas of family law at a high level.

    Chambers HNW 2022

  • He is very hard-working, diligent and thoughtful in his approach. He is on top of the detail and makes strategic decisions.

    Chambers HNW 2022

  • He commits himself to getting the best results.

    Chambers HNW 2022

  • He’s a really tough litigator that you certainly want on your side. He will defend his clients to the hilt.

    Chambers HNW 2022

  • Mark is an immensely capable lawyer, with vast experience and a well-deserved reputation for getting the very best for his clients.

    Chambers HNW 2022

  • Lisa Pepper is extremely hard-working and adored by her clients. She is a very empathetic and approachable lawyer.

    Chambers HNW 2O22

  • She’s an extremely supportive and kind lawyer and has an increasing mediation profile too

    Chambers HNW 2022

  • Andrew secured me the best financial settlement for my claim. He is a credit to Osbornes Solicitors.

    Family Department Client

  • "It has a strong and experienced team of solicitors who don’t take bad points, work sensibly to get a settlement and who you can always pick up the phone and speak to. They are good lawyers and know the strengths and weaknesses of their clients’ cases. They don’t posture and always pursue their clients cases appropriately. "

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Mark Freedman is a very capable lawyer, renowned for not being a pushover and pushing his clients’ cases as much as he can, but will always talk sensibly about settlement. He is among the best – tenacious, good judgment and tactically aware."

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Mark Freedman is a dynamic and highly experienced family lawyer who fights extremely hard for his clients and is always in their corner, thus ensuring their loyalty and confidence. In a trial you would always want him on your side."

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Bridget Thompson combines her excellent legal knowledge with a clear, succinct and robust style of advice and advocacy. Her approach clearly inspires a high degree of client confidence in her"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "She has impressed me as someone who fights my corner but also understands the importance of resolving issues without unnecessary escalation. She is calm and reassuring."

  • "Her mediation practice is exceptional; she is also a great solicitor and has a breadth of skill which is really useful."

    Chambers UK 2021

  • "He is really experienced and wise. He has a lovely manner about him and clients feel safe with him."

    Chambers UK

  • "Jo Wescott is top notch and widely recognised as a rising star throughout the profession. She brings a winning combination of great judgement, an immense work ethic, and a relaxed and charming way with opponents and clients alike. Someone you want on your side”

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Osbornes is pre-eminent for family law in North London. Mark Freedman is a real rainmaker. He is an excellent lawyer and has a top-notch practice"

    Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

  • Mark Freedman is intelligent and personable and has a good selection of high-net work cases.

    Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

  • "Exceptional value for money. Highly competent and reasonably priced. Mark Freedman: one of the best in the field."

    Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

  • "Client-focused. Ready to fight the clients’ corner, but also ready where possible to steer client from unnecessary dispute. Mark Freedman – very experienced, with good instinct for the eventual result. Clients love him and he thinks ahead and directs the client to the best result for the client."

    Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

  • Mark Freedman is a serious player. A fearless family law litigator, who protects his clients’ interests passionately.

    Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

  • Breadth of knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile is what makes it stand out. Mark Freedman – devoted to his clients

    Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

  • Mark Freedman frequently takes on high-value financial and children proceedings that involve complex tax, trust and accounting issues. Sources praise the "tenacity and common sense" he brings to challenging disputes.

    Chambers UK

  • "Mark is very experienced, competent, good with clients and takes a sensible approach to cases. He knows exactly what he's doing."

    Chambers & Partners Directory 2020, Mark Freedman

  • "An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."

    Chambers UK

  • "They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."

    Chambers UK

  • "The team frequently deals with cross-border estates for high–net-worth individuals."

    The Legal 500

  • "Mark Freedman is a real heavyweight litigator who has dealt with some very significant cases."

    The Legal 500

  • "Mark Freedman boxes clever, keeps his powder dry and when it comes to the end game he negotiates a really good deal."

    The Legal 500

  • "Mark Freedman has a specific focus on high-net-worth divorces and finance cases where there are overseas assets and trusts."

    The Legal 500

  • "Lisa Pepper somehow manages to get parties to settle on matters where there isn’t much hope to start out with."

    The Legal 500

  • "Well-regarded family practice assisting clients with substantial matrimonial disputes and sensitive children proceedings."

    Chambers UK

  • "Mark Freedman draws acclaim for his work in high net worth divorce cases, including those involving company structures, family trusts and overseas assets."

    Chambers UK 2019

  • "He never gives up. He fights for you to the end and has boundless energy."

    Chambers UK

  • Bridget Thompson heads the family team, where client care is the top priority.

    Legal 500

  • Mark Freedman advises high-net-worth clients and knows his stuff.

    Legal 500

  • Highly regarded for his experience as a litigation and mediation expertise, Mark Freedman is tenacious and determined. Clients really feel that he is fighting their corner.

    Chambers UK

  • [The Family Law department] handles significant matrimonial finance cases and complex nuptial agreements. Respected for its expertise in cross-border children law matters.

    Chambers UK

  • They have a really good, strong team, with the junior elements punching well above their weight. It doesn't matter who you talk to; they are all switched on."

    Family Law department client

  • "Mark Freedman receives a lot of instructions from clients based abroad, often relating to complex divorce proceedings. Sources say: “His main strengths are his enthusiastic passion for the job in hand and his total dedication to his clients.”

    Chambers UK

"Osbornes Law have a very broad...

"Osbornes Law have a very broad family practice which does all areas of family law at a high level. They have an excellent practice; they are top quality across the board."

CHAMBERS UK 2023

Osbornes have been a sound firm...

Osbornes have been a sound firm forever. They have phenomenal work and an excellent skill set.

Chambers HNW 2022

They have high-end partners doing high-end...

They have high-end partners doing high-end work. They are very impressive.

Chambers HNW 2022

They have an excellent practice; they...

They have an excellent practice; they are top quality across the board.

Chambers HNW 2022

Osbornes have a very broad family...

Osbornes have a very broad family practice which does all areas of family law at a high level.

Chambers HNW 2022

He is very hard-working, diligent and...

He is very hard-working, diligent and thoughtful in his approach. He is on top of the detail and makes strategic decisions.

Chambers HNW 2022

He commits himself to getting the...

He commits himself to getting the best results.

Chambers HNW 2022

He’s a really tough litigator...

He’s a really tough litigator that you certainly want on your side. He will defend his clients to the hilt.

Chambers HNW 2022

Mark is an immensely capable lawyer,...

Mark is an immensely capable lawyer, with vast experience and a well-deserved reputation for getting the very best for his clients.

Chambers HNW 2022

Lisa Pepper is extremely hard-working and...

Lisa Pepper is extremely hard-working and adored by her clients. She is a very empathetic and approachable lawyer.

Chambers HNW 2O22

She’s an extremely supportive and...

She’s an extremely supportive and kind lawyer and has an increasing mediation profile too

Chambers HNW 2022

Andrew secured me the best financial...

Andrew secured me the best financial settlement for my claim. He is a credit to Osbornes Solicitors.

Family Department Client

"It has a strong and experienced...

"It has a strong and experienced team of solicitors who don’t take bad points, work sensibly to get a settlement and who you can always pick up the phone and speak to. They are good lawyers and know the strengths and weaknesses of their clients’ cases. They don’t posture and always pursue their clients cases appropriately. "

Legal 500 2021

"Mark Freedman is a very capable...

"Mark Freedman is a very capable lawyer, renowned for not being a pushover and pushing his clients’ cases as much as he can, but will always talk sensibly about settlement. He is among the best – tenacious, good judgment and tactically aware."

Legal 500 2021

"Mark Freedman is a dynamic and...

"Mark Freedman is a dynamic and highly experienced family lawyer who fights extremely hard for his clients and is always in their corner, thus ensuring their loyalty and confidence. In a trial you would always want him on your side."

Legal 500 2021

"Bridget Thompson combines her excellent legal...

"Bridget Thompson combines her excellent legal knowledge with a clear, succinct and robust style of advice and advocacy. Her approach clearly inspires a high degree of client confidence in her"

Legal 500 2021

"She has impressed me as someone...

"She has impressed me as someone who fights my corner but also understands the importance of resolving issues without unnecessary escalation. She is calm and reassuring."

"Her mediation practice is exceptional; she...

"Her mediation practice is exceptional; she is also a great solicitor and has a breadth of skill which is really useful."

Chambers UK 2021

"He is really experienced and wise....

"He is really experienced and wise. He has a lovely manner about him and clients feel safe with him."

Chambers UK

"Jo Wescott is top notch and...

"Jo Wescott is top notch and widely recognised as a rising star throughout the profession. She brings a winning combination of great judgement, an immense work ethic, and a relaxed and charming way with opponents and clients alike. Someone you want on your side”

Legal 500 2021

"Osbornes is pre-eminent for family law...

"Osbornes is pre-eminent for family law in North London. Mark Freedman is a real rainmaker. He is an excellent lawyer and has a top-notch practice"

Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

Mark Freedman is intelligent and personable...

Mark Freedman is intelligent and personable and has a good selection of high-net work cases.

Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

"Exceptional value for money. Highly competent...

"Exceptional value for money. Highly competent and reasonably priced. Mark Freedman: one of the best in the field."

Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

"Client-focused. Ready to fight the clients’...

"Client-focused. Ready to fight the clients’ corner, but also ready where possible to steer client from unnecessary dispute. Mark Freedman – very experienced, with good instinct for the eventual result. Clients love him and he thinks ahead and directs the client to the best result for the client."

Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

Mark Freedman is a serious player....

Mark Freedman is a serious player. A fearless family law litigator, who protects his clients’ interests passionately.

Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

Breadth of knowledge and willingness to...

Breadth of knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile is what makes it stand out. Mark Freedman – devoted to his clients

Legal 500 2020 - Mark Freedman

Mark Freedman frequently takes on high-value...

Mark Freedman frequently takes on high-value financial and children proceedings that involve complex tax, trust and accounting issues. Sources praise the "tenacity and common sense" he brings to challenging disputes.

Chambers UK

"Mark is very experienced, competent, good...

"Mark is very experienced, competent, good with clients and takes a sensible approach to cases. He knows exactly what he's doing."

Chambers & Partners Directory 2020, Mark Freedman

"An exceptional outfit. They take on...

"An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."

Chambers UK

"They are an outstanding firm to...

"They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."

Chambers UK

"The team frequently deals with cross-border...

"The team frequently deals with cross-border estates for high–net-worth individuals."

The Legal 500

"Mark Freedman is a real heavyweight...

"Mark Freedman is a real heavyweight litigator who has dealt with some very significant cases."

The Legal 500

"Mark Freedman boxes clever, keeps his...

"Mark Freedman boxes clever, keeps his powder dry and when it comes to the end game he negotiates a really good deal."

The Legal 500

"Mark Freedman has a specific focus...

"Mark Freedman has a specific focus on high-net-worth divorces and finance cases where there are overseas assets and trusts."

The Legal 500

"Lisa Pepper somehow manages to get...

"Lisa Pepper somehow manages to get parties to settle on matters where there isn’t much hope to start out with."

The Legal 500

"Well-regarded family practice assisting clients with...

"Well-regarded family practice assisting clients with substantial matrimonial disputes and sensitive children proceedings."

Chambers UK

"Mark Freedman draws acclaim for his...

"Mark Freedman draws acclaim for his work in high net worth divorce cases, including those involving company structures, family trusts and overseas assets."

Chambers UK 2019

"He never gives up. He fights...

"He never gives up. He fights for you to the end and has boundless energy."

Chambers UK

Bridget Thompson heads the family team,...

Bridget Thompson heads the family team, where client care is the top priority.

Legal 500

Mark Freedman advises high-net-worth clients and...

Mark Freedman advises high-net-worth clients and knows his stuff.

Legal 500

Highly regarded for his experience as...

Highly regarded for his experience as a litigation and mediation expertise, Mark Freedman is tenacious and determined. Clients really feel that he is fighting their corner.

Chambers UK

[The Family Law department] handles significant...

[The Family Law department] handles significant matrimonial finance cases and complex nuptial agreements. Respected for its expertise in cross-border children law matters.

Chambers UK

They have a really good, strong...

They have a really good, strong team, with the junior elements punching well above their weight. It doesn't matter who you talk to; they are all switched on."

Family Law department client

"Mark Freedman receives a lot of...

"Mark Freedman receives a lot of instructions from clients based abroad, often relating to complex divorce proceedings. Sources say: “His main strengths are his enthusiastic passion for the job in hand and his total dedication to his clients.”

Chambers UK

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