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Julius Brookman Admitted As Solicitor In Australia

Date: June 5th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

On 1st June Julius Brookman, partner at Brookman Solicitors, was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland, Australia. Julius passed the relevant courses last year with a Distinction average. Whilst Julius was already very familiar with Australian family law and regularly advises clients who have a connection with Australia, Julius’ dual qualification formally demonstrates his depth of… Read the full article

Julius Brookman Named Super Lawyer

Date: December 24th, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

We are pleased to announce that Julius Brookman has been listed in the recent Super Lawyers publication as a Rising Star Lawyer. Super Lawyers is an independent review service for solicitors in London and the US. The review process is thorough and described by Super Lawyers as “selecting solicitors using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations… Read the full article

Prison terms in family proceedings

Date: January 3rd, 2014 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Father jailed again for non-return of child… Mr Justice Holman has again jailed a father for contempt arising from his refusal to return his small daughter to the United Kingdom. During a family holiday in Egypt in December 2011 he put his daughter in the care of family members there. He returned to England, and… Read the full article

Is An Estranged Spouse Entitled To Your Inheritance?

Date: November 30th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Henry Brookman provides the answer to a Financial Times’ ‘Wealth Question’ regarding whether an estranged wife has the right share to her husband’s inheritance. Financial Times Wealth Question: “My wife and I have been separated for almost a year, and in that time, my father sadly passed away leaving me a considerable sum of money…. Read the full article

How Legally Relevant Is Religion In Divorce?

Date: August 1st, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Henry Brookman discusses the extent to which religion can play a part in the divorce process. Published in The Times. A recent case in the Court of Appeal has drawn attention to the issue of what happens when religious beliefs and the English divorce process collide after the court dismissed a Muslim doctor’s claim that… Read the full article

Brookman Awarded Top Accolade From National Law Society

Date: July 9th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Brookman has secured the national Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is the Law Society’s international practice management standard. The Lexcel accreditation is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet the required standards of… Read the full article

Belgian TV Channel, RTBF, Interviews Henry Brookman

Date: June 18th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Henry Brookman comments on a recent high profile case in Belgium concerning the alleged abduction of a child to the UK by her mother. An English couple were living in Brussels when the wife left for the UK, taking the couple’s daughter with her. There were proceedings in Belgium for custody. Both Belgium and the… Read the full article

Do You Have International Assets? Then You Need A Will

Date: April 17th, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Henry Brookman discusses the implications of not having a will, how owning international assets further raises the stakes and how financial advisers are now becoming part of the process. Published in Wealth Briefing. According to research conducted by Forbes, seven out of ten of the world’s billionaires are self made, and over 40 percent of… Read the full article

Could My Ex Re-open Our Divorce Deal?

Date: March 21st, 2012 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Henry Brookman provides the answer to a Financial Times’ `Wealth Question’ regarding the circumstances which may or may not cause a divorce deal to be reconsidered by the court. Financial settlements agreed during divorce often take into account assets such as property or business interests, as well as debts.  But what happens if the financial… Read the full article

How Are Offshore Trusts Treated In Divorce Settlements?

Date: December 16th, 2011 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

Henry Brookman provides the answer to a Financial Times’ ‘Wealth Question’ regarding how a offshore trust may be treated as part of a divorce settlement. Financial Times Wealth Question: “I live in the UK most of the year but I have a property in the Caribbean and the bulk of my finances are tied up… Read the full article

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