Julius Brookman Partner - Family Law
Julius brings more than twenty-four years of legal experience to the firm’s Family Law Department. Julius qualified in 2004 and has a number of reported cases and particular expertise in international aspects of Family Law. Julius is also admitted in Queensland (albeit non-practising) and has had three reported cases in the last three years. He worked for over twenty years in his well-known and commended Family practice, Brookman, and has had four years experience working in boutique Legal District and City firms prior to joining the team at Branch Austin McCormick.
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Julius advises in all aspects of Family Law, including:
- A strong financial and Children Act practice
- A wide range of cases with complex financial structures and a range of clients with international issues
- Family Law Act applications and injunctions
- Appeals – including acting for both appellants and respondents
- Cases involving Schedule 1 Children Act claims
- Cohabitee claims.
Julius has an extensive network of international connections and quite often deals with matters where cross-jurisdictional advice is needed. Julius has dealt with a number of vulnerable and difficult emotional situations and is respected by his client base for his down-to-earth approach in their cases. Julius is personable and has good judgement and comes up with sensible legal solutions for each of his clients. Julius’ clients respect his perseverance and sound judgement in working towards achieving a successful outcome.
Outside of the office Julius completed a Master of Arts in Modern War Studies and Contemporary Military History in 2023 (and received a Merit). He enjoys a busy and social family life with two teenage children, walking long distances and cycling as well as travelling and raising money for various charities.
Julius is a Resolution member and a Committee member on the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society.
- Divorce, Dissolution of a Civil Partnership and Separation
- Domestic violence injunction Orders
- Family and Divorce
- Financial provision upon divorce
- International Divorce
- Wealth protection and nuptial agreements
Julius has recently been involved in an appeal under the Domicile & Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973, which is soon to be reported. He also represented a footballer’s former fiancée in the successful child-maintenance cases of PG v TW and has twice been in the Court of Appeal in the cases of Martin-Dye v Martin-Dye and Rattan v Kuwad. Early in his career, he had a ground-breaking but unreported case involving transgender issues.
What our clients say:
The Legal 500 describes Julius as: “ …an absolutely charming, hardworking and really committed solicitor. He gets behind his clients, thinks laterally and achieves great results. Super bright, really an academic, he nevertheless grounds his abilities in the real world, so the client gets the best of both pragmatic practicality and genius level analysis of their case. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
I’m very grateful for the help received from the wonderful Julius Brookman. With his expertise and great knowledge he constantly made me feel cared for and at ease with being able to approach these extremely difficult times. I knew my case was in safe hands! The entire process for the case was explained clearly, and Julius and his team were always available to help answer any questions I had. Constantly honest with me about what was achievable and gave me realistic expectations. Explaining the risks with a high level of professionalism. Julius managed to find the perfect Counsel to represent me. I was very impressed with how well she knew our case and explained it to the judge, excellent teamwork!
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julius and his team, they did a brilliant job!
-Child Custody Client
Julius Brookman has assisted in navigating a difficult and very stressful situation, offering guidance at each stage. We successfully achieved a positive outcome and have been delighted with the service we received.