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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
Email: henry@brookman.co.uk

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 also a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.

Henry 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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Talitha Brookman

Partner
Email: talitha@brookman.co.uk

Talitha is a Partner in the firm and a very experienced practitioner. She has been exclusively practising family law for over 15 years and is a recognised expert in her field. Talitha is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 and was the winner of the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award 2018. Since then Talitha has also been invited to provide legal opinion on the BBC.

Talitha 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. She 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
Email: aziz@brookman.co.uk

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.

Gavin Yeung

Solicitor
Email: gavin@brookman.co.uk

Gavin joined Brookman in February 2018. He gained several years’ experience working in family law before qualifying as a solicitor in March 2018 at a large national general practice firm. Gavin has experience of a broad range of family law matters including divorce and financial proceedings and international child abduction proceedings involving Hague Convention countries. Gavin also deals with Children Act proceedings and has worked with QCs in complex Child Care matters involving non-accidental injuries and serious allegations of harm. Gavin is also fluent in Cantonese with a good understanding of written traditional and simplified Chinese.

Gavin studied law at University College London and latterly passed his Legal Practice Course with distinction at the College of Law.

Outside of his work, Gavin plays piano and is a qualified Badminton England coach.

Jennifer Douglas

Solicitor
Email: jennifer@brookman.co.uk

Jennifer joined Brookman in April 2018 following the completion of her training contract at one of the larger general practice firms in London, specialising in property and family law. Jennifer has experience in all elements of family law, including high net worth financial proceedings, Children Act proceedings, financial claims with international assets and has successfully defended an appeal of a financial order.

Jennifer studied Modern History with Economics at The University of Manchester. She then completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course with Distinction at the University of Law in Guildford.

In her spare time, Jennifer was previously a member of the Scottish International Dodgeball team and now enjoys playing badminton and tennis.

Lorraine Imms

Chartered Legal Executive
Email: lorraine@brookman.co.uk

Lorraine is a Chartered Legal Executive. Her experience includes divorce, matrimonial finances, cohabitee disputes, nuptial agreements and private children matters. She is committed to helping people resolve their personal matters in the best way possible and will go the extra mile in order to reach a satisfactory resolution.

Lorraine has worked exclusively in family law since 2000. She joined Brookman in September 2007 having previously worked at another leading London family law firm where she was the PA to one of the partners. Lorraine began her studies to become a qualified Legal Executive and passed her Cilex Level 6 Law and Practice Diploma in 2018, obtaining distinctions in Family Law and the Practice of Family Law modules.

Lorraine has many creative hobbies. She has a keen interest in dance and house renovation.

Lorna Martin

Office Manager
Email: lorna@brookman.co.uk

Lorna is our Office Manager who also provides secretarial support to the team. Prior to joining Brookman, Lorna was legal secretary at family law firm Mair Williams Solicitors. Lorna graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2008.

A naturally creative person, Lorna’s interests particularly centre around the arts, including theatre, film and music. Lorna is also interested in travel, having recently spent a year in Asia and Australia.

Evdokia Dikova

Accounts Manager
Email: eva@brookman.co.uk

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

Secretary
Email: victoria@brookman.co.uk

Victoria provides secretarial support for the office.

In her role as secretary, Victoria provides a range of administrative tasks for the solicitors. 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 travel and spend time with family and friends.

Michelle Louison

Secretary
Email: michelle@brookman.co.uk

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
Email: reception@brookman.co.uk

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.


Google Reviews

Brookman Solicitors

70 Reviews

Yesima Hamid 04/09/2020

I want to highly commend Brookman Solicitors firm. I had the privilege of getting very thorough and sensible advice from their solicitor Jennifer Douglas. I don't have enough praise for her. She made me feel at ease and 'got me' and understood very well all the issues and her advice was on point. I felt she had my interest at heart in all the different matters. She was very accommodating and willing. She truly made a difference. She has great insight and I truly recommend her and the firm. They are very professional with the human touch.

Roohie Mahajan 16/08/2020

I am so happy that I hired their services. I am from India and it was my international divorce case. My ex husband is in the UK. I had a free telephone conversation with Henry Brookman and I was so satisfied that without even meeting him I was so confident. My case was handled in the best way possible.

He is probably the one of the best lawyers in the world. He is extremely competent, professional, intelligent and empathetic. The only lawyer who genuinely work to help you rather than making money. He is a very experienced lawyer and he saved me so much money. He is so calm and kind towards his approach. He is the most genuine person I have come across.

I just came to London once to attend my hearing. My husband and his solicitors made it so complicated. My ex husband has to spend double the amount of legal fees than me. This is the difference between hiring a good experienced lawyer. Their fees might be expensive but good lawyer will make you save money at the end. Finally at the end I won the case and my husband has to pay all my legal fees without me travelling to the UK. I will always be eternally grateful to Henry Brookman and Brookman Solicitors. I am falling short of words to praise them.

I highly recommend their services. Keep up the good work.

Jen Ade 23/07/2020

I had an initial consultation and Henry was well prepared. He gave great advice and followed through quite quickly. He was very helpful.

Chris Mullins 15/07/2020

Henry and team were most professional, considerate and efficient when handling the financial proceedings owing to my overseas divorce. I recommend their services highly. International circumstance was at first to me most daunting and confusing, given each country had its' own unique approach. Thankfully Henry was knowledgeable of the law on either side of the seas and able therefore to provide best guidance and reasoning to me which enabled favourable settlement!

Wim Jansen 24/06/2020

I contacted Brookman to ask for information regarding the validity of an international divorce court ruling. They were very quick in providing me with the right information. When I had another question a few months later around children matters I phoned them again and after taking some background information and contact details they booked me in for a free telephone consultation with 1 of their partners Talitha Brookman. She spent half an hour of her time explaining to me what I could expect and provided legal advice. All was free of charge. I would not hesitate to contact them again should any matter become more formal and have to go through court. The service has been quick, professional and very friendly.