John Brooke-Smith (1981)

Specialising in financial remedy, financial disputes between cohabitees, Children Act disputes, and claims for damages for personal injury.

John was called in 1981 and started his career in London before moving to East Anglia where he has been based for many years, acquiring a reputation as a robust advocate with a good manner with clients, and appearing in courts throughout the country.

He specialises in claims for financial remedy between divorcing parties and cohabitees, and in disputes relating to children and in claims for damages for personal injuries.  He has acted in many high value cases and is recommended in both the leading directories: Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

In 1999, John was appointed a Recorder (part time Judge), and he sits in the County and Crown Courts throughout London and the South East, hearing matrimonial, civil and criminal trials.

John was brought up and lives in Essex.  He is an active member of his community and enjoys cycling, sailing and singing.

A Legal 500 Recommended Barrister

John’s expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence law has been recommended by the Legal 500 in the 2014 edition of their industry-leading directory.

“Highly experienced and approachable”



imgresA Chambers & Partners Recommended Barrister

John is also listed in Chambers & Partners’ 2014 Directory:

“Impresses sources with his marvellous advocacy skills, technical knowledge and excellent client manner. He is respected for his expertise in financial proceedings in divorce and cohabitation disputes, in addition to complex Children Act matters.”