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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

66 Reviews

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.

Rebecca Brown 01/06/2020

Highly recommend this firm. Having searched around different firms for advice for some time, I had a free consultation with Henry Brookman. He was incredibly knowledgeable about my complex situation, gave straightforward advice and empowered me to understand exactly how I need to proceed.

Nik Carter 10/05/2020

I recently had a free initial consultation with Henry Brookman via video conference. He was considered and meticulous in his approach and gave me well thought through advice. He followed this up with a letter in writing summarising the advice he gave me. I would thoroughly recommend his services to anyone looking for legal representation in a divorce.