Ian Osborn is a Partner at Wosskow Brown Solicitors and sits as Head of the Commercial Property Department. He obtained a Solicitors’ Exempting Degree and Business with Legal Management Masters from Northumbria University, before going on to complete his professional training with an entrepreneurial city law firm in Newcastle upon Tyne. Upon qualification, Ian moved back to his birth town of Chesterfield and developed a wide range of commercial skills within the Business Legal Services Department of regional law firm Banner Jones.
Ian’s knowledge base is founded in a wide-ranging remit of commercial property. He has solid experience in acting for a broad range of commercial landlords and tenants on comprehensive leasehold matters, including assignments, grants, surrenders, sub-leases and variations. He has also advised commercial and residential developers on site acquisition and disposal, acted for specialist lenders providing high-value secured facilities or re-financing products and advised a variety of charitable and corporate organisations in freehold/leasehold property leasing, purchase and sale. Ian is regularly instructed on a dual-representation basis to act for private beneficiaries and corporate trustees of SIPP/SASS schemes in respect of acquisition, disposal and leasing of pension fund property. Ian also conducts the acquisition and disposal of trading going concerns for SME unincorporated businesses, particularly those with key property involvement.
Ian will also act for individual private clients on purchases and sales of high-value and complex residential property – both freehold and leasehold – for occupation or buy-to-let. He has previously been instructed to advise on breach of contract litigation relating to land purchase sale agreements and claims for adverse possession, boundary adjustment and property-related dispute resolution.