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

42 Reviews

Chris Mullins 10/12/2018

Henry Brookman and team have been fantastic from initial point of contact. They were able to schedule me a 'free telephone consult' at short notice in order to fit with my travel plans. I have now received sound written legal advice from both UK and Overseas perspective which has given me great reassurance and peace of mind. I am now understanding of the legal journey I am to face and have confidence that his team will be able to support me!

Syeda Rizvi 09/11/2018

I can’t recommend Brookman solicitors enough. I met with Mr Aziz Malik from Brookman solicitors for a case that had an international dimension to it, and found him extremely competent, professional, reassuring and empathetic. Knowing that my case was time sensitive, Mr Aziz was quick to initiate the legal process, kept me updated on the case progress, responded very promptly to all my correspondence, gave very sincere legal advice and addressed all my concerns in a very patient and responsible fashion. He was very involved in the case, and I knew from the get go that my case was in safe hands. Throughout the process, the law firm also kept me posted on the costs of the services I was getting, hence making the process very convenient and transparent for me. The barrister they appointed to represent me at the hearing(s) was equally competent, knowledgeable and articulate. Thanks to Brookman solicitors, the outcome of my case was exactly what I had wished for, and I am beyond delighted. I am extremely grateful to them for their services. Please keep up the good work!

Nir Ozer 07/11/2018

Henry Brookman was very honest and helpful with the professional quick legal service. It's wonderful to know you get a proper advice when needed. I definitely recommend this law firm.

Chris Saunders 26/10/2018

I engaged Brookman Solicitor's on a particularly complex topic related to international divorce. Henry and his team provided excellent support and his expertise was a critical factor in a successful outcome. I would not hesitate in working with this firm again, or recommending them to others.

Petra LP 25/10/2018

Replied to my query very quickly and was very helpful and understanding.