Maggie Leiper

Consultant
Wills, Probate and Disputed Estates

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  • "I wish to thank you for your advice, efficiency and professionalism throughout which has been greatly appreciated."

    Client review

  • "I am proud to be a private client of Osbornes Solicitors LLP, a client of many years. I appreciate the swift and efficient work of the Private Client Department Team."

    Client

  • “Thanks so much for work on this, very happy with your service and the team involved. Best law firm 2019 & 2020 says it all.”

  • “I have greatly appreciated your help, guidance and support throughout the whole process of dealing with the estate. It has been a real pleasure working with you and in particular being able to discuss my thoughts and questions on how particular aspects should be handled; and I have valued as your common sense approach as well as your technical/legal knowledge. I know I speak for all the family, nieces and nephew included, when I express our heartfelt thanks for all you have done and, not least, your sympathy for the family.”

    Peter

  • I've recently used Osbornes for my home purchase and an equity transfer. Rachael was fantastic all the way through, keeping me informed and up to speed as to the purchase progress.

    Nicky I, Google Review

  • As everyone knows, buying a house can be an incredibly stressful experience. Emily and Isabelle at Osbornes took the pain away by leading the process, being incredibly proactive and informative. We didn't have to chase them and they managed to pull a rabbit out of a hat by helping us exchange a few days before Christmas. I'd highly recommend them for a house sale and purchase.

    Lorna B, Google Review

  • I used Simon Nosworthy's team's services when selling a flat in N10, and would do it again in a heartbeat. The follow-ups were always prompt, and my questions were always answered quickly and accurately.

    Mathieu V, Google Review

  • We hope not to move again for a long time, but when we do we will choose Osbornes for the conveyancing. Thank you.

    Mike B, Trustpilot

  • Buying and selling a house can often be a challenging process, but communication and service I received from Osbornes was second to none. I would recommend them without hesitation - 5 stars

    Michelle B, Trustpilot

  • It is the second time we have used Osbornes and in both occasions we have been delighted with the service. The team were highly professional, diligent and always replied to queries promptly. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Osbornes Law.

    Sophie, Trustpilot

  • I have used Osbornes a few times and I’m really happy with the service provided. They provide a very professional, polite and efficient service and I would highly recommend them.

    Sam, Trustpilot

  • Osbornes team was great with the sale of our property, everything went smoothly and very responsive

    Rachel, Trustpilot

  • Osbornes are really thorough, professional & friendly. They were aware of the need for haste in my sale & they did everything they could to achieve the results of completing before the end of the SDLT holiday.

    Laurence H, Trustpilot

  • My family had the pleasure of Jan Atkinson working with us on the will and probate issues of [my mother's] estate in Camden and Ireland after she passed on last year. Jan and her assistant(s) offered us a fantastic service at a sad time.

    Client Review

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

    Chambers UK

  • The situation was handled by your extremely competent, efficient hands - I would not hesitate to recommend Osbornes to others.

    Wills, Probate and Disputed Estate Client

  • "Service prompt and effective. I have absolute confidence in Maggie."

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Emily was so patient and clear throughout the whole process - we can't thank you enough.

    Property Department Client

  • Maria provided excellent advice and support throughout the process. We would highly recommend Osbornes and we will use you again. Thank you!

    Property Department Client

  • Maria Elliot is excellent to deal with and gives valuable advice.

    Property Department Client

  • Maria was fantastic! Thank you so much for all the work she did.

    Property Department Client

  • I am happy with the service that I got and would recommend you to other potential clients.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • I found Osbornes always very helpful and efficient.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • We are very pleased with the services of Osbornes. Highly professional and through with close attention to detail.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Everyone was lovely, Emily put herself out for me. Also reception ladies are very friendly.

    Property Department Client

  • I would highly recommend Jan Atkinson in any probate matter and Osbornes Solicitors in any other legal matters.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Excellent in every aspect.

    Property Department Client

  • Jan Atkinson is a very proficient lady whom I would highly recommend to anyone involved in probates.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Thanks for all your work and explaining everything so clearly. For any legal matters in the future I would not hesitate in instructing Osbornes.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • We have found your service to date as the most informative we have come across.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Osbornes Solicitors always responded promptly to any request for information I had.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • “Geoffrey’s affairs were dealt with just the right combination of friendliness and professionalism, which really helped.”

     

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Jan Atkinson is confident with a straightforward approach. Her practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters, including wealth planning and estate administration.

    Chambers UK

  • Maria Elliot is excellent to deal with and gives valuable advice.

    Property Department Client

  • Emily Lund was very patient with our ignorance about the conveyancing process. She was consistently professional, cheerful and prompt. Thank you!

    Property Department Client

  • I would like to thank everyone in my case for the excellent job!

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates client

  • Selling my property was very stressful and I am most grateful for the tireless enthusiasm. The service provided was consistently good. Your knowledge of the market was valuable and your patience admirable.

    Property Department Client

  • I am much indebted to Simon Nosworthy and his staff for the efficient completion of our sale.

    Property Department Client

  • A massive thank you for all your efforts and more broadly, a fantastic service throughout the whole process - we moved in on Saturday and couldn't be more pleased with everything. I found all your advice to be priceless and a real breath of fresh air.

    Property department client

Accreditations

  • Times best law firms 2023
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  • legal 500 leading firm
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  • Chambers & Partners High Net Worth ranked individual

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    "I wish to thank you for...

    "I wish to thank you for your advice, efficiency and professionalism throughout which has been greatly appreciated."

    Client review

    "I am proud to be a...

    "I am proud to be a private client of Osbornes Solicitors LLP, a client of many years. I appreciate the swift and efficient work of the Private Client Department Team."

    Client

    “Thanks so much for work on...

    “Thanks so much for work on this, very happy with your service and the team involved. Best law firm 2019 & 2020 says it all.”

    “I have greatly appreciated your help,...

    “I have greatly appreciated your help, guidance and support throughout the whole process of dealing with the estate. It has been a real pleasure working with you and in particular being able to discuss my thoughts and questions on how particular aspects should be handled; and I have valued as your common sense approach as well as your technical/legal knowledge. I know I speak for all the family, nieces and nephew included, when I express our heartfelt thanks for all you have done and, not least, your sympathy for the family.”

    Peter

    I've recently used Osbornes for my...

    I've recently used Osbornes for my home purchase and an equity transfer. Rachael was fantastic all the way through, keeping me informed and up to speed as to the purchase progress.

    Nicky I, Google Review

    As everyone knows, buying a house...

    As everyone knows, buying a house can be an incredibly stressful experience. Emily and Isabelle at Osbornes took the pain away by leading the process, being incredibly proactive and informative. We didn't have to chase them and they managed to pull a rabbit out of a hat by helping us exchange a few days before Christmas. I'd highly recommend them for a house sale and purchase.

    Lorna B, Google Review

    I used Simon Nosworthy's team's services...

    I used Simon Nosworthy's team's services when selling a flat in N10, and would do it again in a heartbeat. The follow-ups were always prompt, and my questions were always answered quickly and accurately.

    Mathieu V, Google Review

    We hope not to move again...

    We hope not to move again for a long time, but when we do we will choose Osbornes for the conveyancing. Thank you.

    Mike B, Trustpilot

    Buying and selling a house can...

    Buying and selling a house can often be a challenging process, but communication and service I received from Osbornes was second to none. I would recommend them without hesitation - 5 stars

    Michelle B, Trustpilot

    It is the second time we...

    It is the second time we have used Osbornes and in both occasions we have been delighted with the service. The team were highly professional, diligent and always replied to queries promptly. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Osbornes Law.

    Sophie, Trustpilot

    I have used Osbornes a few...

    I have used Osbornes a few times and I’m really happy with the service provided. They provide a very professional, polite and efficient service and I would highly recommend them.

    Sam, Trustpilot

    Osbornes team was great with the...

    Osbornes team was great with the sale of our property, everything went smoothly and very responsive

    Rachel, Trustpilot

    Osbornes are really thorough, professional & friendly....

    Osbornes are really thorough, professional & friendly. They were aware of the need for haste in my sale & they did everything they could to achieve the results of completing before the end of the SDLT holiday.

    Laurence H, Trustpilot

    My family had the pleasure of...

    My family had the pleasure of Jan Atkinson working with us on the will and probate issues of [my mother's] estate in Camden and Ireland after she passed on last year. Jan and her assistant(s) offered us a fantastic service at a sad time.

    Client Review

    "They are an outstanding firm to...

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

    Chambers UK

    The situation was handled by your...

    The situation was handled by your extremely competent, efficient hands - I would not hesitate to recommend Osbornes to others.

    Wills, Probate and Disputed Estate Client

    "Service prompt and effective. I have...

    "Service prompt and effective. I have absolute confidence in Maggie."

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    Emily was so patient and clear...

    Emily was so patient and clear throughout the whole process - we can't thank you enough.

    Property Department Client

    Maria provided excellent advice and support...

    Maria provided excellent advice and support throughout the process. We would highly recommend Osbornes and we will use you again. Thank you!

    Property Department Client

    Maria Elliot is excellent to deal...

    Maria Elliot is excellent to deal with and gives valuable advice.

    Property Department Client

    Maria was fantastic! Thank you so...

    Maria was fantastic! Thank you so much for all the work she did.

    Property Department Client

    I am happy with the service...

    I am happy with the service that I got and would recommend you to other potential clients.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    I found Osbornes always very helpful...

    I found Osbornes always very helpful and efficient.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    We are very pleased with the...

    We are very pleased with the services of Osbornes. Highly professional and through with close attention to detail.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    Everyone was lovely, Emily put herself...

    Everyone was lovely, Emily put herself out for me. Also reception ladies are very friendly.

    Property Department Client

    I would highly recommend Jan Atkinson...

    I would highly recommend Jan Atkinson in any probate matter and Osbornes Solicitors in any other legal matters.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    Excellent in every aspect.

    Excellent in every aspect.

    Property Department Client

    Jan Atkinson is a very proficient...

    Jan Atkinson is a very proficient lady whom I would highly recommend to anyone involved in probates.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    Thanks for all your work and...

    Thanks for all your work and explaining everything so clearly. For any legal matters in the future I would not hesitate in instructing Osbornes.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    We have found your service to...

    We have found your service to date as the most informative we have come across.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    Osbornes Solicitors always responded promptly to...

    Osbornes Solicitors always responded promptly to any request for information I had.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    “Geoffrey’s affairs were dealt with...

    “Geoffrey’s affairs were dealt with just the right combination of friendliness and professionalism, which really helped.”

     

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

    Jan Atkinson is confident with a...

    Jan Atkinson is confident with a straightforward approach. Her practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters, including wealth planning and estate administration.

    Chambers UK

    Maria Elliot is excellent to deal...

    Maria Elliot is excellent to deal with and gives valuable advice.

    Property Department Client

    Emily Lund was very patient with...

    Emily Lund was very patient with our ignorance about the conveyancing process. She was consistently professional, cheerful and prompt. Thank you!

    Property Department Client

    I would like to thank everyone...

    I would like to thank everyone in my case for the excellent job!

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates client

    Selling my property was very stressful...

    Selling my property was very stressful and I am most grateful for the tireless enthusiasm. The service provided was consistently good. Your knowledge of the market was valuable and your patience admirable.

    Property Department Client

    I am much indebted to Simon...

    I am much indebted to Simon Nosworthy and his staff for the efficient completion of our sale.

    Property Department Client

    A massive thank you for all...

    A massive thank you for all your efforts and more broadly, a fantastic service throughout the whole process - we moved in on Saturday and couldn't be more pleased with everything. I found all your advice to be priceless and a real breath of fresh air.

    Property department client

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