• Big Money Assets
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Financial Disputes
  • Civil Partnership
  • Cohabitation Claims
  • Family or Small Business
  • Farming Cases
  • Finances and Foreign Divorce
  • Foreign Pensions Schemes
  • Inheritance Act Claims
  • Middle Range Assets
  • Modest Assets
  • Offshore Assets
  • Offshore Trusts
  • Trusts
  • UK Pensions

Duncan Brooks

T: 020 7797 7837  |  d.brooks@qeb.co.uk

I qualified as a family law arbitrator in 2012. Since then, I have been appointed as arbitrator in 9 cases and have delivered awards in 6 (one settled and two are ongoing).

Arbitration offers a fair, quick, cheap and confidential method of resolving financial disputes following separation. The court process and protracted litigation can be prohibitively expensive. I am particularly keen to arbitrate in cases that are not yet in the court system, where voluntary disclosure has been exchanged but settlement has not been achieved. A quick and fair result can be achieved before court proceedings are issued, saving time and money.

My experience has been that is possible to deal with most arbitrations within a one-day “hearing”, because I will have pre-read the relevant papers and will deliver a written award. This saves costs of attendance.

I was appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Civil and Family) in 2010. I hear family money and private law children cases, as well as civil cases including landlord and tenant, personal injury, consumer credit and contractual claims.

I am a barrister at QEB, specialising in the full range of financial claims. I have particular experience in dealing with business assets, trusts, tax schemes and overseas assets. I am regularly instructed in cases involving tricky points of law and international forum disputes. I have appeared in a number of leading cases, including K v L (Non-Matrimonial Property: Special Contribution).

I am recommended as a leading barrister by the Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories.

Further details about my practice as a barrister are at http://www.qeb.co.uk/barristers/duncanbrooks/profile.html.

Barrister, Collaborative Lawyer, Part-time Judge
Channel Islands, East of England, International (outside the UK), Isle of Man, London, North West, South East