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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

89 Reviews

Karuppiah CT 18/10/2020

Mr Brookman was very thorough, professional and spot on. He understood my requirements, the complexities of the case and has dealt with it superbly. I'm very pleased with the service provided. Thanks very much.

Mohamed Ashraf Rashid 16/09/2020

Divorce is not very easy and sometimes one doesn't know what to do but when you have the right people dealing with the matter than it makes it easier.

I was recommended to Henry and initially I was hesitant to use a lawyer for my divorce matter purely because of the costs but in certain circumstances, it is better to go for it. It may seem costly but one doesn't have a choice.

The initial appt gives one an opportunity to hear the lawyer out and then to ask questions relevant to one's case.

The service was great - Thank you

Yesima Hamid 04/09/2020

I want to highly commend Brookman Solicitors firm. I had the privilege of getting very thorough and sensible advice from their solicitor Jennifer Douglas. I don't have enough praise for her. She made me feel at ease and 'got me' and understood very well all the issues and her advice was on point. I felt she had my interest at heart in all the different matters. She was very accommodating and willing. She truly made a difference. She has great insight and I truly recommend her and the firm. They are very professional with the human touch.

Roohie Mahajan 16/08/2020

I am so happy that I hired their services. I am from India and it was my international divorce case. My ex husband is in the UK. I had a free telephone conversation with Henry Brookman and I was so satisfied that without even meeting him I was so confident. My case was handled in the best way possible.

He is probably the one of the best lawyers in the world. He is extremely competent, professional, intelligent and empathetic. The only lawyer who genuinely work to help you rather than making money. He is a very experienced lawyer and he saved me so much money. He is so calm and kind towards his approach. He is the most genuine person I have come across.

I just came to London once to attend my hearing. My husband and his solicitors made it so complicated. My ex husband has to spend double the amount of legal fees than me. This is the difference between hiring a good experienced lawyer. Their fees might be expensive but good lawyer will make you save money at the end. Finally at the end I won the case and my husband has to pay all my legal fees without me travelling to the UK. I will always be eternally grateful to Henry Brookman and Brookman Solicitors. I am falling short of words to praise them.

I highly recommend their services. Keep up the good work.

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.