Congratulations are in order for Julius Brookman, who has now almost completed his qualifications for reciprocal admission to the Australian legal profession. With a high distinction in Australian constitutional law and a distinction in company law from the University of South Queensland he has now virtually completed the qualifying steps. Subject to his workload and domestic arrangements, we anticipate that sometime in 2015 he will become the second dual qualified Australian lawyer with our team.
As set out in his biography, Henry Brookman qualified in Australia as far back as 1971 and practised there until 1997. He continues to be on the Roll of Solicitors for the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of South Australia and the Supreme Court of Tasmania.
As international lawyers, we have a wide experience of the way the law works in very many countries that we have dealt with in the course of our practice. That is not the same as saying that we are qualified to practice in all those countries; of course if for example, there are court proceedings in Germany, then a German qualified lawyer has to conduct those. However, our extensive experience in dealing with issues between the different legal systems means that we are in a unique position to co-ordinate the steps taken in different countries and advise accordingly.