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Why over half of couples would choose pre-nups

Date: March 9th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A survey highlighted recently in the Daily Mail, revealed that 60 percent of Australian couples interviewed would be happy to sign a pre-nup agreement. Once considered by many to demonstrate a lack of trust in the other person and lack of faith in the marriage before it has even taken place, today’s realistic couples… Read the full article

Sharia marriage validity leads to Family Court

Date: March 1st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A case involving three marriages, an alleged falsified document, lost Court documents and an unexplained mix-up by a District Registry has been referred by the Court of Appeal to the Family Court. The woman in question, Noshin Ismail, participated in a combination of Sharia and English weddings between 1983 and 1993 – six ceremonies in… Read the full article

Civil partnership battle continues

Date: February 25th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  They may have lost this round, but civil partnership campaigners Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have vowed to continue their fight to enter into a civil partnership. The couple’s main argument is that whilst same-sex couples have the option of either marrying or committing to each other by way of civil partnership, opposite-sex couples… Read the full article

Couples’ international surrogacy suffers legal delays

Date: February 15th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  As reported in Family Law Week, a commercial surrogacy agreement between an Indian woman and a British couple led to months of delay, until the children were permitted to travel to their new home in the UK. After they learned that the in-vitro fertilisation over in India had been successful, the couple visited the… Read the full article

Judge rules in favour of immigrant father in child custody appeal

Date: February 11th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

A recent case highlighted by The Littlehampton Gazette outlined the unusual instance of a Nigerian illegal immigrant, who is battling for custody of his 15 month old daughter and has recently won his appeal. The man, who arrived in the UK 13 years ago on a six month tourist visa, had no job, had admitted… Read the full article

Did husband in divorce case hide money in charitable trust?

Date: February 1st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

The acrimonious divorce between millionaire banker Stuart Bray and his conservationist wife Li Quan continues, amidst Ms Quan’s claims that her husband hid his money in their tiger charity, as reported by Mail on Sunday. The couple were married in 2001 and moved to London, where Mr Bray worked as an executive for Deutsche Bank…. Read the full article

Application for variation of order for return of child dismissed

Date: January 21st, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  An interesting case involving an order for the return of a child to his father in The Netherlands was reported recently in Family Law Week. The case began after the breakdown of a relationship whereby the mother of the five year old child was resident in England and the father lived in The Netherlands…. Read the full article

New guidelines detailing controlling or coercive behaviour

Date: January 15th, 2016 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  The Home Office recently issued guidelines in support of the new Serious Crime Act 2015, which was passed on 3 March last year. The guidelines, detailed in Family Law Week, aim to support the police, criminal justice agencies, non-governmental and voluntary organisations in the application of this legislation. Controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate… Read the full article

Father Wins Appeal To Stop Child Returning To Australia

Date: December 18th, 2015 - Written by: Brookman Solicitors

  A father who wrongfully retained his children who were visiting from Australia for the Christmas holidays was delighted when his appeal against having the children returned to their mother was granted, as reported by Family Law Week. The children, now aged 9-13, spent last Christmas with their father in the UK, whilst their mother… 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.