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Andrew Watson
Partner | Osbornes Law

Andrew has specialised in family law since 1997. Originally employed as a non practising barrister, he qualified as a solicitor in July 2001, becoming a partner in June 2012.

He is a member of Lincoln’s Inn and is a member of Resolution’s standards committee and regularly drafts
good practice guides for the benefit of the profession.

Andrew’s caseload is dominated by financial disputes with an asset base generally between £1,000,000 – £10,000,000. Andrew tends to focus on the more complex areas of financial disputes, such as those with issues related to confiscation, bankruptcy, non-disclosure or international issues.

As an accredited specialist in cohabitation matters Andrew also advises non married clients and property owners in respect of their property rights and interests and has represented his clients in many successful negotiations and hearings regarding their interest in property.

Andrew also has a detailed knowledge of and extensive experience in the appropriate drafting of pre and post nuptial agreements as well as in relation to the impact that these agreements have in the event of a divorce.

Andrew has a niche specialism in the interface between financial proceedings and confiscation proceedings under either the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 or its precursors. He has successfully represented spouses / relatives in a number of cases where the Crown has been seeking to enforce Confiscation orders running to many millions.

Andrew also regularly advises and assists his clients in relation to disputes regarding the care of children.

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Andrew Watson
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Partner | Osbornes Law

Andrew has specialised in family law since 1997. Originally employed as a non practising barrister, he qualified as a solicitor in July 2001, becoming a partner in June 2012.

He is a member of Lincoln’s Inn and is a member of Resolution’s standards committee and regularly drafts
good practice guides for the benefit of the profession.

Andrew’s caseload is dominated by financial disputes with an asset base generally between £1,000,000 – £10,000,000. Andrew tends to focus on the more complex areas of financial disputes, such as those with issues related to confiscation, bankruptcy, non-disclosure or international issues.

As an accredited specialist in cohabitation matters Andrew also advises non married clients and property owners in respect of their property rights and interests and has represented his clients in many successful negotiations and hearings regarding their interest in property.

Andrew also has a detailed knowledge of and extensive experience in the appropriate drafting of pre and post nuptial agreements as well as in relation to the impact that these agreements have in the event of a divorce.

Andrew has a niche specialism in the interface between financial proceedings and confiscation proceedings under either the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 or its precursors. He has successfully represented spouses / relatives in a number of cases where the Crown has been seeking to enforce Confiscation orders running to many millions.

Andrew also regularly advises and assists his clients in relation to disputes regarding the care of children.

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