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Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE

Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE

Mark Osborne is founder and Managing Director of JM Osborne & Co. and has been a qualified Chartered Surveyor and Land Agent for over 30 years. He trained on two large traditional landed estates (Chatsworth and Castle Ashby), before spending 11 years, (9 of which as a partner), with a rural practice firm on the English/Welsh Borders. Mark is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and a Member of both the British Academy of Expert Witnesses and The Expert Witness Institute. He undertakes a significant amount of expert witness work including court appearances. He is Managing Director of William Powell Ltd.

  1. Grouse Prospects Update – August 13th 2018

    Shooting

    Today sees the start of the Grouse shooting season and it will be a far from Glorious one on most Moors. This is the second briefing note we have issued in the last two weeks and the first time ever, Read the Rest…

  2. Grouse Prospects 2018

    Shooting

    It is the time of year again, when we gaze into our crystal ball and try and predict how the Grouse are going to be this coming season. Never an easy task! Pretty well everyone connected with running Grouse Moors Read the Rest…

  3. Grouse Prospects 2017

    Shooting

    The Twelfth is now upon us! It is a time when everyone involved in Grouse Shooting, whether it be Owners, Keepers, Letting Agents and a vast amount of Shoot Day staff, are all thinking how good or bad is the Read the Rest…

  4. 2017 Grouse Season

    Shooting

    Prospects For The Coming Grouse Season It is extremely difficult in May to accurately forecast what the grouse are going to be like in August, but if the weather continues as it has been for the past two months, then Read the Rest…

  5. Downland Shoot, Hampshire

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  6. Tweed vs Technical

    Shooting

      The first waterproof tweed shooting coat I saw was in the 1960’s and was designed by an American Air Force Officer based at USAF Lakenheath. He was a keen Shooting man and thought the English shooting coats that were Read the Rest…

  7. Boots vs Wellies

    Shooting

    I was historically a boot man unless it really was very, very wet or I knew I would be crossing streams. Much of this is because years ago, the range of wellingtons available was limited and the quality was often Read the Rest…

  8. Breeks vs Trousers

    Shooting

        I would never ever have imagined twenty years ago that I would ever be seen out shooting in other than Breeks. Gentlemen, just didn’t! I still love wearing Breeks which I accept some Guns feel uncomfortable in and Read the Rest…

  9. Accidents on a Grouse Moor – How to avoid them

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    The grouse season is now well under way, here are some top tips from Mark Osborne on how to remain accident free when shooting grouse.   There seems to have been considerably more shooting accidents on grouse moors in recent Read the Rest…

  10. GROUSE PROSPECTS FOR 2016

    Shooting

    It is always difficult before the Season, even this close, to make accurate predictions as to what Grouse prospects are going to be across Moors from the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border right up to Caithness. However, this year is probably harder to Read the Rest…