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 begins a part-time PhD at the University of Buckingham in September, also in Modern War Studies. 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.


  • Career Highlights

    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.