Brookman Solicitors

UK & International Divorce and Family Lawyers

We are family lawyers with expertise in a full range of family legal matters including divorce in the UK and internationally, complex financial issues, property settlements and children’s matters. Whatever your situation, we are here to help you.

Brookman Solicitors is ranked by the Legal 500 and has been awarded the Law Society’s quality mark, Lexcel.

Legal 500 recently recommended Brookman and their exemplary work, commenting that “the ‘fantastic’ Brookman Solicitors regularly advises on significant multiple prenuptial agreements and multiple leave-to-remove matters”.

Brookman serves clients across England and Wales and internationally and we have easily accessible offices in central in London.

Here to help you

At the start of a separation, the situation may seem overwhelming. Brookman Solicitors are here to support and guide you through the process so that your situation can be solved with a fair outcome. The legal system is also designed to ensure fairness for all parties involved and having a good lawyer is an essential starting point.

If your partner will not reach an agreement, the legal process will impose an answer. We always hope that matters can be resolved by negotiation and in the majority of cases, this is true. However, if not, we have a strong record in court litigation as well. Divorce can be a stressful time but whatever the problem is, having a good divorce lawyer helping you can make all the difference.

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About the Team

You will find brief overviews and background information for our team members below.

Henry Brookman

Senior Partner

Henry Brookman is the founding Partner of Brookman Solicitors, described by The Legal 500 as ‘shrewd, savvy, sagacious, highly experienced’ and having ‘a real commercial eye’. He is both English and Australian qualified, and has practised in both jurisdictions for a considerable period of time. He has been a qualified solicitor for over 45 years and has a full range of experience, not only in family law matters, but also other areas of law such as Company Commercial, mining, industrial and family businesses, and complex trusts.

This wide experience allows Henry to give advice from a position which is not only commercially astute, but takes into account tax and other international dimensions. For nearly 20 years, Henry has practised exclusively in England as an international family law specialist. With his enormous experience, Henry directs the handling of all cases in the firm. Depending on their complexity, he will be personally involved to provide strategic and tactical advice.

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Julius Brookman


Julius is a Partner in Brookman and has previously been recommended by the Legal 500. He manages a wide range of family law matters from complex international cases to domestic matters including high value assets and difficult children issues. He is particularly experienced in handling international maintenance cases. Julius is also cross-qualified as a solicitor in Australia and is an active member of Law Council Australia’s London chapter.

Julius has appeared as a solicitor-advocate on domestic violence and non-molestation matters. Past cases have included a complex financial matter involving extensive company issues, and a ground–breaking matter regarding the validity of a marriage in connection with change of gender issues.

Julius worked extensively on the twice reported case of PG v TW which involved seeking child maintenance from a prominent footballer and a number of ground breaking issues that the court had to decide.

Julius is well known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and for being an excellent strategist.

Talitha Brookman


Talitha is a Partner in the firm and a very experienced practitioner. She has been exclusively practising family law for over 10 years, recently being recommended by the Legal 500. She has an established track record of attaining excellent financial settlements for clients including working on a variety of complex cases for high net worth individuals.

Talitha was the solicitor with conduct of the recently reported case of Murphy v Murphy which provided a decisive win for Brookman’s client and set a new legal precedent in relation to maintenance Orders.

Talitha undertakes all forms of family law work. She has skilfully unravelled complicated financial cases involving assets abroad and advised clients on a significant number of relocation cases, child abduction cases and non–molestation orders. Talitha is known for being a shrewd tactician and has an excellent reputation for success in children matters.

Aziz Malik

Associate Partner

Aziz is an Associate Partner at Brookman. He is highly regarded for his expertise on financial matters in divorce and has been recommended by the Legal 500. He has dealt with jurisdictions in every continent and regularly deals with matters with complex international issues. Aziz often undertakes his own advocacy, frequently winning very favourable outcomes for clients at Court hearings.

Aziz was described by Jonathan Swift (Chambers of Nicholas Francis QC) as “highly competent and skilful family practitioner who balances realism with pragmatism. Thoughtful and thorough in his assessment and execution of a case”.

With a reputation for giving exceptionally astute advice and being a highly intelligent tactician, Aziz acts for all types of family law client including high net worth individuals based in England, the Middle East, continental Europe and other parts of the world. He is also a mediator.

Maria Conesa

Registered European Lawyer

Maria is a Registered European Lawyer who is fluent in Spanish, Italian and English. Described by the Legal 500 as ‘very experienced in cross-border cases’, Maria has built an excellent reputation for her advice on international family issues, financial matters and complex Children Act issues, particularly those involving the Hague Convention and Leave to Remove. Maria is a member of the Murcia Bar Society and a member of its International Law commission.

Maria was lead lawyer on the reported case (Re B (A Minor: Habitual Residence) [2016] EWHC 2174 (Fam), where she represented a father to oppose the application made by the mother for the return of the parties’ daughter to the US under the Hague Convention 1989. The Judge agreed with our case and concluded that the child was habitually resident in the UK and therefore refused the mother’s application. The case was reported due to the important legal principles involved.

Maria has quickly established herself as a very skilled practitioner who has both a depth and breadth of knowledge of international family issues.

Evdokia Dikova

Accounts Manager

Eva is an AAT qualified accounts manager and holds full AAT membership (MAAT). She gained her degree in financial accounting from the University of Economics in Bulgaria.

Prior to joining Brookman, Eva held several commercial roles including working at accountancy firms in both Bulgaria and the UK, most recently spending 3 years at a London-based firm. Eva is also a fluent in Bulgarian.

Victoria Delatouche


Victoria provides secretarial support to Julius Brookman.

In her role as secretary, Victoria provides a range of administrative tasks for Julius. These tasks include preparing legal documents and liaising with various courts, counsels and legal bodies. Prior to joining Brookman Solicitors, Victoria worked as a legal secretary in the matrimonial department of a legal firm and also worked as a secretary within the legal team of an insurance PLC.

In her spare time Victoria likes to keep active by running, cycling and bowling.

Julie Edwards


Julie provides secretarial support to Aziz Malik.

Julie is a very efficient and conscientious person and a very experienced legal secretary. Her primary role is to undertake administrative and support tasks for Aziz. Prior to joining Brookman, Julie had worked for several respected law firms since 1997. During this time, Julie gained secretarial experience in numerous areas of law, including family, corporate, property and tax.

Outside of her work, Julie has a love for books, food and wine, the theatre and travel.

Michelle Louison


Michelle provides secretarial support to Henry Brookman.

A very experienced family law secretary, Michelle has worked in law for over 12 years. Her role includes organising client meetings, producing legal documentation and liaising with Counsel. Prior to joining Brookman Michelle worked for large legal firms in London and Kent, predominantly in family law but also media law, litigation and employment law.

Outside of her work Michelle enjoys the gym and has a passion for music.

Patricia Antonio

Front of House Manager

Patricia is an experienced secretary and office administrator. In her role, Patricia handles the calls that come into the office, greets clients, manages office presentation, housekeeping, and administrative duties and provides secretarial support. Prior to joining Brookman, Patricia worked for a large family law firm as paralegal and secretary. Before undertaking her career in law, Patricia held front of house positions in the private sector as well as the local council supporting case workers and undertaking legal research.

Patricia has a degree in law and can also provide translation services for Spanish and Portuguese clients.