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Rules On Weddings Venues Look Set For Reform

Date: August 19th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  We all know that the choice of wedding venue can make or break the big day. Until now there have been fairly strict restrictions on where couples can marry and what form a civil wedding ceremony can take. As the Law Commission announces a project to consider relaxing rules on where and how couples… Read the full article

Pensions And Your Divorce: New Guide Highlights The Need For Caution

Date: August 12th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A pension can often be the biggest asset in a divorce apart from the family home. We’ve previously discussed the complexity of assessing the value of a pension and dividing it during a divorce. Ensuring fairness when it comes to pensions and divorce is a fine balancing act.  So the publication this month of… Read the full article

Can I Represent Myself In The Divorce Courts?

Date: August 8th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The short answer is yes. But what might seem like a financial saving at the time could cost you more in the long run. Divorce, including the financial aspects, is a complex legal process. Individuals who represent themselves will often be at a disadvantage compared with a spouse who is represented by a family… Read the full article

Divorced And Taking Children Away For The Summer Holidays?

Date: July 9th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  When school holidays approach we are sometimes asked whether one parent can take children abroad for a summer holiday without seeking the permission of the other parent. It’s a sensitive question. One that, as with most types of family law disputes, is best resolved through private discussions between the parties – with the assistance… Read the full article

Can English Courts Change A Foreign Financial Order?

Date: July 2nd, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  We’ve written extensively about forum shopping in these advice pages. In particular we’ve explained why the financially weaker spouse in a divorce will often try – where possible – to have financial proceedings decided by a judge in England and Wales. Different jurisdictions have different rules and priorities when it comes to division of… Read the full article

Can I Challenge The Arbitartor’s Decision On My Divorce?

Date: June 11th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Arbitration is one way to resolve the financial issues around your divorce without involving a judge. It has many advantages – it’s usually a quicker way to resolve contentious matters than going to court. And it can often be a cheaper route to finalising a financial agreement. But it’s also worth highlighting one of… Read the full article

Why Pensions Matter More Than Ever In High Net Worth Divorce

Date: June 6th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  New data reported in the Financial Times makes interesting reading for anyone involved in divorce financial remedy proceedings. Particularly where matrimonial assets exceed £1 million.   Divorces Where Assets Exceed £1 Million Researchers combined analysis from the Office of National Statistics relating to wealth and assets with the projected number of divorces. They estimate… Read the full article

Are Prenups Still Binding?

Date: May 28th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  Since 2010 and the case or Radmacher v Granatino the courts have generally accepted that a prenuptial agreement is binding, provided certain conditions are met. These requirements include for example that each party receives independent legal advice and that there is full disclosure by each side of their financial assets. For individuals wishing to… Read the full article

Choosing A Jurisdiction For Divorce: Pierburg v Pierburg

Date: May 8th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The phenomenon of divorce tourism is not ideal. It puts unwanted pressure on the courts here to adjudicate on lengthy jurisdiction battles in cases where there is often only a slight connection to the UK. But establishing that the courts in England and Wales have the power to decide financial matters can make a… Read the full article

Amazon Chief’s Divorce Delivers A Lesson On Financial Settlements

Date: April 29th, 2019 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  When the world’s richest man gets divorced the media is bound to be interested. And when Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and wife Mackenzie announced their intention to split in January 2019 it was against a background of salacious tabloid stories about what had led to the break up of the 25-year marriage. Given the… Read the full article


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Brookman Solicitors

55 Reviews

Simon Rogerson 12/08/2019

I wanted to say a big thanks to Henry Bookman and his colleagues for all their help and guidance during my divorce - a long a complicated one. The team were all brilliant. I loved the fact that Henry was happy to explore possibilities and search for solutions. I also feel that on occasions he gave hope when things were against me. All told a great coach who was ready with pearls of wisdom when I needed it.

An'a. K 10/08/2019

I would strongly recommend this firm. I had the opportunity to discuss my case thoroughly with Mr Bookman. But before the initial consultation, I had a telephone conversation with a legal assistant who took most of the details down, so that my initial consultation was to the point I appreciate the advice given by Mr Bookman and think it a humble approach that the initial consultation is FREE and carried by the most senior member of the firm and not by a junior staff like it happens in other firms.

Anonymous 08/08/2019

Aziz Malik. Unbelievably good. Fantastic advice and was able to manage my difficult family law case to a superb outcome. Highly recommended.

Sara Estevez 01/08/2019

I did a consultation with Henry and I highly recommend him. He took the time to understand my situation, checked that he had all the information he needed and once he realized he was not the best person for my case, he recommended another lawyer in another country who could help. Unlike other lawyers I've worked with previously, he was extremely honest, transparent and generous with his time.

Riviera Boulevard 15/06/2019

The professionalism and speed at which Mr Henry responded to the initial enquiry was remarkable and the advice provided was detailed and clear.