Our People

Principal - Scott Osborne

Scott is a dual qualified criminal lawyer having been admitted in the Supreme Court of England & Wales in January 2009 and thereafter in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in August 2013. Scott moved to Queensland in 2013 to work for Wettenhall Silva Solicitors before taking over the practice in 2017 with Mark Butler.

Scott was educated at Bembridge Boarding School and undertook his first degree, a BSc (Hons) in Marine Geography at Cardiff University, before deciding he was better served getting paid to argue for a living by becoming a lawyer. He attended Exeter University Law School, where he undertook his law degree and legal practice course.

Scott trained at Kaim Todner LLP Solicitors, London before joining Baxter Brown McArthur, London in October 2008. During this time he has worked on several large, complex matters, including a large-scale drugs importation, which resulted in him having to travel to Bogota, Colombia for ten days to gather information for use at trial. This resulted in an acquittal after re-trial. Scott has also worked on very high value confiscation matters including an £11,000,000 confiscation order which was successfully defended. Scott has conducted over 200 Magistrates Court trials as advocate.

Outside work Scott is a very keen snowboarder, golfer and squash player.

Personal Assistant: Alison (alison@osbornebutler.com.au)

Scott Osborne

Work: (07) 4041 3301
Mobile: 0438 595 336
Email: scott@osbornebutler.com.au

Work: (07) 4041 3301
Mobile: 0402 782551
Email: mark@osbornebutler.com.au
Personal Assistant: Tara (tara@osbornebutler.com.au)

Principal - Mark Butler

Mark is a director of Osborne Butler Lawyers. Since being admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, Mark has built an outstanding reputation for criminal defence advocacy and achieving the best results for his clients.

Practicing exclusively in criminal defence, Mark has a wealth of experience in dealing with all types of criminal matters, including but not limited to:

  • Assault-related offences;
  • Domestic Violence offences;
  • Drug offences;
  • White collar offences
  • Manslaughter and murder;
  • Sex offences; and
  • Traffic offences.

Mark understands how daunting the criminal justice system can be. He prides himself on his ability to break down the complexities of the criminal justice process and ensuring his clients receive a vigorous defence, no matter how big or small the charge.

He is available to appear in any of the Criminal Courts in Queensland can be contacted 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Work: (07) 4041 3301
Mobile: 0437 820295
Email: daniel@osbornebutler.com.au
Personal Assistant: Susan (susan@osbornebutler.com.au)

Lawyer - Daniel Rigden

Originally from Innisfail, Daniel grew up in the Cairns region before moving to Peru. He attended University of Queensland, completing a dual degree in Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations and Spanish and Bachelor of Laws (Honours). He has also attained a Diploma in European Studies from the University of Vienna, Austria. Daniel joined the team at Osborne Butler in 2019, quickly gaining a reputation as a sharp-minded, hard-working lawyer in the local area.

When not brushing up his knowledge on the law, or applying it, Dan is a keen musician, poet and footballer.

Work: (07) 4041 3301
Mobile: 0431 322789
Email: david@osbornebutler.com.au
Personal Assistant: Susan (susan@osbornebutler.com.au)

Lawyer - David Jenkins

David grew up in Cairns, attending St Augustine’s College for his schooling. Following the completion of High School David worked in a variety of roles across different industries. It was at James Cook University that David undertook his law Degree, whilst also achieving a Diploma in Business.

David joined the Osborne Butler team in 2017 and since that time extensive preparation, clear communication and great results have become his trademark. David appears in Court daily and has experience across the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts for all types of Criminal matters including Appeals. Beyond Criminal Law matters David also has experience in the conduct of matters involving Blue Card Services.

In his spare time, David enjoys playing Rugby Union and has also been involved in the administration of Rugby clubs.

Administration Staff

The administration team at Osborne Butler Lawyers is comprised of Alison (Practice Manager/Personal Assistant), Jackie (Personal Assistant) and Tara (Receptionist/Personal Assistant).

Together, the administration staff bring to Osborne Butler combined secretarial and administration experience of over 40 years. The team are committed to providing the back up that every successful practice needs.

Alison – Practice Manager/Personal Assistant
Susan – Personal Assistant
Tara – Receptionist/Personal Assistant