Andrew Watson

Position: Partner
Email: andrewwatson@osbornes.net
Practice Areas: Family Law

Andrew has specialised in family law for over sixteen years. Originally employed as a non practising barrister, he qualified as a solicitor in July 2001. He is a Resolution accredited specialist in both financial remedies and cohabitation, a member of Lincoln’s Inn and became a partner in June 2012.

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 adivses and assists his clients in relation to disputes regarding the care of children.

What clients say about Andrew

Lisa Pepper, Andy Watson and their teams have helped me through two very difficult episodes in my otherwise calm life. They achieved better than expected outcomes in both cases and were careful to keep my costs down where possible. But what I valued most was the feeling that I had people who cared, and who I could rely on to help when things got tough. Whatever happened, they were there to offer support, well-informed advice and the necessary action. These are the kind of people you want to have on your side.
Family department client

Outside of work Andrew can be found training for long distance cycling and running events and following Manchester City, the England Cricket Team and the Green Bay Packers. 

 Andrew’s reported cases are:-

 FG v MBW [2011] EWHC 1729

 C v C (Appeal: Hadkinson Order) [2011] 1 FLR 434

 Rossi v Rossi [2007] 1 FLR 790

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