About The Team

We provide specialist divorce and international divorce and family law services, 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. 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.

Partner

Henry Brookman

With over 45 years' experience, Henry is the senior member of the team. He is described by The Legal 500 as ‘shrewd, savvy,… Read More

With over 45 years' experience, Henry is the senior member of the team. He is 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 2021 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 a significant depth 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 over 20 years, Henry has practised exclusively in England as an international family law specialist. With his enormous experience, Henry directs the handling of the team's cases. 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 2021 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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Partner

Philip Morton

Philip is a Partner and Group Head of the Dispute Resolution London Family team. Philip acts in all areas of family law and… Read More

Philip is a Partner and Group Head of the Dispute Resolution London Family team. Philip acts in all areas of family law and advises clients on the most efficient and effective way of settling financial and children disputes following the breakdown of a relationship. Philip’s particular focus is on high value domestic and international financial proceedings where there are complex corporate or trust assets. His practice includes advising on protecting family wealth through pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

In addition to his family practice, Philip continues to advise Private Clients in disputes including: professional claims against solicitors for negligence in family proceedings; domestic and international fraud litigation; harassment claims and injunctions; and defamation.

Philip has lectured to the Institute of Directors and various business leaders on the protection of commercial and private assets in the event of divorce.

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Partner

Natasha Slabas

Natasha is a Partner in the London Family team and has a wealth of experience in cases where there are international issues in… Read More

Natasha is a Partner in the London Family team and has a wealth of experience in cases where there are international issues in relation to children and financial matters.

Some examples of the international financial cases on which she has worked include jurisdiction cases, disputes concerning the choice of forum for enforcement of a foreign financial order and applications made to the English court for a financial settlement following an overseas divorce.

She regularly deals with complex and cross-jurisdictional children disputes, including managing leave to remove cases where international elements of law are relevant. Her international focus has meant that she is experienced in international legal advice and is familiar with Russian, Swiss, Monegasque and Ukrainian aspects of family law.

She has worked on all types of Section 8 Children Act disputes, including leave to remove, together with child abduction, alienation cases and domestic violence matters in relation to obtaining non-molestation and occupation orders.

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Partner

Aziz Malik

Aziz is a Partner at the firm. He is highly regarded for his expertise on financial matters in divorce and has been recommended… Read More

Aziz is a Partner at the firm. 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.

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Senior Associate

Kirsty Kelleher

Kirsty advises clients on a broad range of family law issues that arise following the breakdown of marriage or cohabitation, with a particular… Read More

Kirsty advises clients on a broad range of family law issues that arise following the breakdown of marriage or cohabitation, with a particular emphasis on financial claims arising on divorce. Kirsty has particular experience of high value domestic and international cases involving complex corporate or trust assets, and often involving jurisdiction disputes.

Kirsty’s practice also includes advising on children disputes (including applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and leave to remove applications) and orders to protect clients from domestic violence such as non-molestation and occupations orders.

On the non-contentious side, Kirsty regularly advises clients on the protection of family wealth through pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

In addition to her family practice, Kirsty also advises clients in relation to will and probate disputes including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

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Senior Associate

Kevin Danagher

Having previously worked at a leading London family law firm, Kevin specialises exclusively in family law. He advises in all aspects arising on… Read More

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.

Associate

Jennifer Douglas

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

Jennifer joined the firm 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.

Associate

Gavin Yeung

Gavin gained several years’ experience working in family law before qualifying as a solicitor in March 2018 at a large national general practice… Read More

Gavin 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.

Associate

Pippa Marshall

Pippa’s experience covers all areas of family law including divorce, financial remedies, same sex relationships, children contact, child maintenance disputes, pre- and post-nuptial… Read More

Pippa’s experience covers all areas of family law including divorce, financial remedies, same sex relationships, children contact, child maintenance disputes, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitee property disputes.

Pippa has particular experience in complex financial claims arising on divorce and dealing with evasive and uncooperative parties. She also advises clients on children matters (including Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989) and orders to protect clients from domestic abuse such as non molestation and occupation orders. Pippa offers outstanding personal service, and has dealt with a number of highly complex sensitive family disputes.

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 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 the firm, 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 the firm, 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 us, 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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