Where to Start

Any legal proceeding can be a stressful, confusing and emotional experience. Amidst your own personal circumstances, you will be faced with choosing an appropriate solicitor for you and your case. This solicitor should provide you with consistent support to guide you through the legal process, with your best interests at heart. Choosing the right solicitor at the start of a legal process will give you the greatest chance of gaining the most favourable outcome for your case.

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Choose a specialist solicitor

We would advise that you avoid lawyers who mix family law work with other areas of law, as they are unlikely to have either the experience or the commitment to look after you properly.  Choose a solicitor that specialises in the area of law relevant to you (e.g. some of Brookman’s specialisms are divorce, international divorce, complex financial settlements, and children’s issues).  Then consider how much experience they possess and whether they have a sufficient team of staff to handle all aspects of your case – from complex legal issues through to less complex administration work or legal paperwork.  Having this balance of staff keeps costs manageable, but also gives access to the best legal advice when needed.

Assess initial interactions

The way in which a solicitor initially interacts with you could well be an indication of how they will work with you in the future. We recommend that you consider the manner in which a solicitor handles your initial enquiry, how you feel about the first telephone conversations with them and even consider their style and how they present themselves (e.g. their websites).  These first impressions can often give you an indication of the type of operation they run.

If the firm presents itself professionally and you are dealt with promptly and with obvious expertise, you should then make arrangements for an initial appointment.  If however, you are dealt with slowly or the firm does not indicate whether it can really help you or not, you should re-consider your choice of solicitor.

Book a free initial appointment

If, based on your preliminary conversations, you are happy with your chosen solicitor, you should book a free initial appointment with them to discuss your case.  This meeting (by telephone or in person) typically takes at least one hour and will give you an immediate idea as to what your legal options are, what the likely ongoing costs might be and how you should proceed from here.  A good first appointment will lay out your options and possible outcomes, it may well save you money in the long term.

What next?

Your first step should be to contact us on +44 (0)20 7430 8470 or to complete the enquiry form.  All information you pass to us is confidential, please provide a summary of your circumstances so we can be sure the correct solicitor responds to your enquiry.  We will then contact you within a matter of business hours (UK time) with initial thoughts on what to do next.


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Brookman Solicitors

56 Reviews

Rhea Steel 06/09/2019

I sent an email to book a free 45 min consultation. A senior partner answered my questions and put me at ease. No consultation needed!

A D 29/08/2019

I had the opportunity to meet Henry Brookman in a very difficult time of my life and he has been of great advise and support. Thank you!

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.