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Osbornes Law adds family quartet to spearhead Hampstead growth

Osbornes Law adds family quartet to spearhead Hampstead growth


London law firm Osbornes Law has hired a quartet of family lawyers into its growing Hampstead office

Yael Selig, joins as a partner and will head the firm’s newly located Hampstead office. She brings with her senior associate, Lara Myers and consultant, John Burrell. All three were previously at Ince & Co.  Also joining is Victoria Plisson from Kingsley Napley.

Yael first qualified as a barrister and was called to the Bar in 1993 and in 1997 qualified as a solicitor with Davenport Lyons, staying with the firm when it was acquired by Gordon Dadds in 2014 and then by Ince. Gibraltar-born, Yael is qualified in both her country of birth and in England and Wales and has busy practices in both jurisdictions.

She is fluent in Spanish and often advises clients on foreign pre-nuptial agreements and their compliance with English law. Yael is regularly involved in cases with complex high net-worth financial issues arising out of the breakup of a relationship, whether married or cohabiting, as well as issues relating to children. She also has considerable experience in addressing the impact on both adults and children involved in a relationship breakdown, is a member of Resolution and is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer.

Senior associate, Lara Myers trained at Gordon Dadds, qualifying in 2015 and has worked with Yael ever since. She specialises in all aspects of the divorce process, including financial issues and child arrangements. She also advises clients on pre- and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements, and is a member of Resolution.

Consultant John Burrell has over 40 years’ family law experience, in particular in addressing the impact upon the adults and children involved in a relationship breakdown, as well as substantial experience in the preparation of pre and post nuptial and co-habitation agreements.

Victoria Plisson is a foreign qualified lawyer. She recently passed the Paris bar exam and is a qualified New York attorney. She handles all aspects of family law work with a focus on Anglo-French cases.

Yael says: “Osbornes is already home to one of the largest and most specialist team of family lawyers in London and I couldn’t be prouder to join them. The firm enjoys a high-profile in Camden and Hampstead where it has offices, and I am looking forward to growing further the newly located Hampstead office right in the heart of the village.” 

Mark Freedman, partner and head of the family law team at Osbornes, adds: “I attended university with Yael, and I am delighted to be reunited with her in practice. She brings an energy and drive that I know will ensure the Hampstead office is a huge success. I offer a warm welcome to Yael, Lara, John and Victoria.”

Osbornes, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, will move from its former Hampstead High Street premises into 10 Flask Walk in December.

Founded by solicitors Angus Andrew and Peter Kolbe in 1973, the firm was originally based above Camden tube station and is named after William Osborn MBE, a fellow solicitor who once practised there.

It has since grown to become one of the largest private client law firms in London, with offices in Camden and Hampstead and 160 lawyers and staff. It has also been recognised in The Times Best Law Firm Guide every year since entering in 2019.

The firm’s family team has been shortlisted for law firm of the year in the prestigious Family Law Awards for the past three years.