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John Osborne


Head of Family Law

Professional Background:

John is head of the Family department at the firm and heads up the Kendal Office.

After qualifying as a solicitor in 1995 in Kent and them moving to the South Lakes in 2006, John joined Harrison Drury in 2016.

He specialised in advising on all matters relating to relationship breakdown and family disputes. He is particularly experienced at dealing with complex financial and child-related cases, including pensions, foreign property, companies and trusts, IVF cases, complex child arrangements cases and same-sex couple disputes.

The Legal 500 Directory comments John Osborne excels at complex financial remedy cases and praises the collegiate spirit of the team.

John is an experienced and renowned Collaborative Lawyer and has been quoted in the national press about his practice. He continues to enjoy using the process to achieve amicable, well-thought-out settlements for his clients, avoiding court and saving stress and expense.

He is highly regarded as an engaging speaker at events when presenting on family law topics, and regularly presents at schools to assist with the challenges they face in relation to children’s proceedings and parental responsibility.


He has also found some time to lead the office band “Harrison Frury”, who play a number of shows through the year for charity. He has also led the band to victory in both the Manchester and London “Law Rocks” competitions, raising funds for various charities in the process.

Personal Interests:

John’s main hobby outside of work is writing songs. He has had many songs broadcast on BBC Radio and has released an album and several singles through Spotify and Apple Music with his bands Northern Sky and Sunset Flight.

He also enjoys walking in the Lakeland fells and skiing (at a very steady pace).


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