UK Top Top Tier 2013

Chambers Bar  Winner 2013Awards

Chambers UK Bar leading Set 2014

Practice profile

Duncan is known as “an excellent lawyer with superb client care skills” who deals with “very complex matrimonial finance proceedings and children law matters”. He is “a calm and authoritative advocate who prepares impeccably” has “brilliant judgment” and is “incredibly good to work with” (Chambers UK). He is “one of the very leading technical lawyers; a smart tactician and persuasive advocate” (Legal 500).

Duncan has been a Family Arbitrator (MCIArb) since 2013. He has been appointed as the arbitrator in eleven arbitrations, and has delivered Awards in eight (one settled; two are ongoing). He has also acted in arbitrations as a barrister. He regularly represents clients at Private FDRs and also acts as the Private FDR tribunal. He is also available as an early neutral evaluator in child welfare disputes.

Duncan is familiar with the financial complexities arising in cases involving high net worth clients, including businesses, trusts, taxation and international forum disputes (both in respect to divorce/financial applications and also relocating with children). He is often instructed where there is a knotty point of law. Reported examples include:

Big Money/Application of “sharing” principle


International Disputes

Publicity/Open Justice in Family Proceedings


Appointments and Memberships

Personal Duncan is married with two children. He enjoys singing, playing cricket and tennis.

Duncan Brooks

CALL: 2000

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"an excellent lawyer with superb client care skills"

Chambers & Partners 2013

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