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About The Team

We are a specialist divorce and international divorce family law firm, advising clients in the United Kingdom (specifically England and Wales) and throughout the world. We have a very people–orientated approach to working with clients. Our principal Henry Brookman has practised law for over 40 years, and our team has a wide range of skills and expertise. We are recommended by the Legal 500 and have been awarded the Law Society’s quality mark, Lexcel.

Senior Partner

Henry Brookman

Henry Brookman is the founding Partner of Brookman Solicitors, described by The Legal 500 as ‘shrewd, savvy, sagacious, highly experienced’ and having ‘a… Read More

Henry Brookman is the founding Partner of Brookman Solicitors, described by The Legal 500 as ‘shrewd, savvy, sagacious, highly experienced’ and having ‘a real commercial eye’. He is also a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.

Henry is both English and Australian qualified, and has practised in both jurisdictions for a considerable period of time. He has been a qualified solicitor for over 45 years and has a full range of experience, not only in family law matters, but also other areas of law such as Company Commercial, mining, industrial and family businesses, and complex trusts.

This wide experience allows Henry to give advice from a position which is not only commercially astute, but takes into account tax and other international dimensions. For nearly 20 years, Henry has practised exclusively in England as an international family law specialist. With his enormous experience, Henry directs the handling of all cases in the firm. Depending on their complexity, he will be personally involved to provide strategic and tactical advice. Read More

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Partner

Talitha Brookman

Talitha is a Partner in the firm and a very experienced practitioner. She has been exclusively practising family law for over 15 years… Read More

Talitha is a Partner in the firm and a very experienced practitioner. She has been exclusively practising family law for over 15 years and is a recognised expert in her field. Talitha is a Recommended Lawyer in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 and was the winner of the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award 2018. Since then Talitha has also been invited to provide legal opinion on the BBC.

Talitha has an established track record of attaining excellent financial settlements for clients including working on a variety of complex cases for high net worth individuals. She was the solicitor with conduct of the recently reported case of Murphy v Murphy which provided a decisive win for Brookman’s client and set a new legal precedent in relation to maintenance Orders.

Talitha undertakes all forms of family law work. She has skilfully unravelled complicated financial cases involving assets abroad and advised clients on a significant number of relocation cases, child abduction cases and non–molestation orders. Talitha is known for being a shrewd tactician and has an excellent reputation for success in children matters.

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Associate Partner

Aziz Malik

Aziz is an Associate Partner at Brookman. He is highly regarded for his expertise on financial matters in divorce and has been recommended… Read More

Aziz is an Associate Partner at Brookman. He is highly regarded for his expertise on financial matters in divorce and has been recommended by the Legal 500. He has dealt with jurisdictions in every continent and regularly deals with matters with complex international issues. Aziz often undertakes his own advocacy, frequently winning very favourable outcomes for clients at Court hearings.

Aziz was described by Jonathan Swift (Chambers of Nicholas Francis QC) as “highly competent and skilful family practitioner who balances realism with pragmatism. Thoughtful and thorough in his assessment and execution of a case”.

With a reputation for giving exceptionally astute advice and being a highly intelligent tactician, Aziz acts for all types of family law client including high net worth individuals based in England, the Middle East, continental Europe and other parts of the world. He is also a mediator.

Associate Solicitor

Kevin Danagher

Kevin joined Brookman in 2020. Having previously worked at a leading London family law firm, Kevin specialises exclusively in family law. He advises… Read More

Kevin joined Brookman in 2020. Having previously worked at a leading London family law firm, Kevin specialises exclusively in family law. He advises in all aspects arising on relationship breakdown, divorce and separation, as well as pre and post nuptial agreements, same sex marriage and civil partnerships. He also has experience in relation to private law children issues, including contact arrangement, relocation disputes – both within the UK and where one parent is seeking to move abroad with the children. Kevin has a particular interest in providing sensible, commercial advice on a range of family law issues.

Kevin is a member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers committed to a constructive and non-confrontational approach to family law matters.

Away from the office, Kevin enjoys spending time with his young family and challenging himself in outdoor activities as often as possible.

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Solicitor

Jennifer Douglas

Jennifer joined Brookman in April 2018 following the completion of her training contract at one of the larger general practice firms in London,… Read More

Jennifer joined Brookman in April 2018 following the completion of her training contract at one of the larger general practice firms in London, specialising in property and family law. Jennifer has experience in all elements of family law, including high net worth financial proceedings, Children Act proceedings, financial claims with international assets and has successfully defended an appeal of a financial order.

Jennifer studied Modern History with Economics at The University of Manchester. She then completed her Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course with Distinction at the University of Law in Guildford.

In her spare time, Jennifer was previously a member of the Scottish International Dodgeball team and now enjoys playing badminton and tennis.

Solicitor

Gavin Yeung

Gavin joined Brookman in February 2018. He gained several years’ experience working in family law before qualifying as a solicitor in March 2018… Read More

Gavin joined Brookman in February 2018. He gained several years’ experience working in family law before qualifying as a solicitor in March 2018 at a large national general practice firm. Gavin has experience of a broad range of family law matters including divorce and financial proceedings and international child abduction proceedings involving Hague Convention countries.

Gavin also deals with Children Act proceedings and has worked with QCs in complex Child Care matters involving non-accidental injuries and serious allegations of harm. Gavin is also fluent in Cantonese with a good understanding of written traditional and simplified Chinese.

Gavin studied law at University College London and latterly passed his Legal Practice Course with distinction at the College of Law.

Outside of his work, Gavin plays piano and is a qualified Badminton England coach.

Chartered Legal Executive

Lorraine Imms

Lorraine is a Chartered Legal Executive. Her experience includes divorce, matrimonial finances, cohabitee disputes, nuptial agreements and private children matters. She is committed… Read More

Lorraine is a Chartered Legal Executive. Her experience includes divorce, matrimonial finances, cohabitee disputes, nuptial agreements and private children matters. She is committed to helping people resolve their personal matters in the best way possible and will go the extra mile in order to reach a satisfactory resolution.

Lorraine has worked exclusively in family law since 2000. She joined Brookman in September 2007 having previously worked at another leading London family law firm where she was the PA to one of the partners. Lorraine began her studies to become a qualified Legal Executive and passed her Cilex Level 6 Law and Practice Diploma in 2018, obtaining distinctions in Family Law and the Practice of Family Law modules.

Lorraine has many creative hobbies. She has a keen interest in dance and house renovation.

Office Manager

Lorna Martin

Lorna is our Office Manager who oversees the operations of the firm including providing accounts support as well as secretarial support to the… Read More

Lorna is our Office Manager who oversees the operations of the firm including providing accounts support as well as secretarial support to the team. Prior to joining Brookman, Lorna was legal secretary at family law firm Mair Williams Solicitors. Lorna graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2008.

A naturally creative person, Lorna’s interests particularly centre around the arts, including theatre, film and music. Lorna is also interested in travel, having recently spent a year in Asia and Australia.

Accounts Manager

Evdokia Dikova

Eva is an AAT qualified accounts manager and holds full AAT membership (MAAT). She gained her degree in financial accounting from the University… Read More

Eva is an AAT qualified accounts manager and holds full AAT membership (MAAT). She gained her degree in financial accounting from the University of Economics in Bulgaria.

Prior to joining Brookman, Eva held several commercial roles including working at accountancy firms in both Bulgaria and the UK, most recently spending 3 years at a London-based firm. Eva is also a fluent in Bulgarian.

Secretary

Victoria Delatouche

Victoria provides secretarial support for the office. In her role as secretary, Victoria provides a range of administrative tasks for the solicitors. These… Read More

Victoria provides secretarial support for the office.

In her role as secretary, Victoria provides a range of administrative tasks for the solicitors. These tasks include preparing legal documents and liaising with various courts, counsels and legal bodies. Prior to joining Brookman Solicitors, Victoria worked as a legal secretary in the matrimonial department of a legal firm and also worked as a secretary within the legal team of an insurance PLC.

In her spare time Victoria likes to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Secretary

Michelle Louison

Michelle provides secretarial support to Henry Brookman. A very experienced family law secretary, Michelle has worked in law for over 12 years. Her… Read More

Michelle provides secretarial support to Henry Brookman.

A very experienced family law secretary, Michelle has worked in law for over 12 years. Her role includes organising client meetings, producing legal documentation and liaising with Counsel. Prior to joining Brookman Michelle worked for large legal firms in London and Kent, predominantly in family law but also media law, litigation and employment law.

Outside of her work Michelle enjoys the gym and has a passion for music.

Front of House Manager

Patricia Antonio

Patricia is an experienced secretary and office administrator. In her role, Patricia handles the calls that come into the office, greets clients, manages… Read More

Patricia is an experienced secretary and office administrator. In her role, Patricia handles the calls that come into the office, greets clients, manages office presentation, housekeeping, and administrative duties and provides secretarial support. Prior to joining Brookman, Patricia worked for a large family law firm as paralegal and secretary. Before undertaking her career in law, Patricia held front of house positions in the private sector as well as the local council supporting case workers and undertaking legal research.

Patricia has a degree in law and can also provide translation services for Spanish and Portuguese clients.

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We pride ourselves on having team members who are as sharp minded as they are personable. From time to time we seek to further expand our talented team. If you feel you have the qualities and experience we'd be looking for, please contact us.

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