Duncan Brooks KC joins St Mary's as a door tenant

22 November 2023 DBKC Announcement

We are delighted to announce that Duncan Brooks KC of QEB has accepted an invitation to join St Mary's as a door tenant.

Duncan specialises in complex matrimonial finance proceedings, including international jurisdiction disputes, trusts and tax issues and knotty points of law. He has been a Family Law Arbitrator (Financial Scheme) since 2013 and has conducted over 35 arbitrations and sat on more than 100 Private FDRs as the evaluator. Duncan is described in the legal directories as “calm, clever and sensible. He is an exceptional arbitrator and private FDR judge. He immediately puts clients at ease with his kind and thoughtful mannerand asphenomenally good. His knowledge of the law and procedure, which extends far beyond family law and the family procedure rules is second to none. His judgement is excellent, and he is always calm under pressure. His preparation of cases is exemplary, and clients love him. His advocacy is always measured yet persuasive, and he has the ear of all judges.”

Welcoming Duncan to the St Mary’s team, Joint Head of Chambers, Gareth Jacques said “I am extremely delighted to welcome Duncan as a door tenant at St Mary’s. Duncan brings with him a wealth of experience in the financial remedies and ADR sphere and it is a great coup for someone of Duncan’s stature to join us. Duncan’s appointment as a door tenant shows how seriously we take financial remedies work and demonstrates the quality and complexity of cases that we at St. Mary’s are dealing with on a day-to-day basis. I am looking forward to working closely with Duncan in the near future.”

St Mary's has implemented a strategic plan of growth in Financial Remedies and more specifically in ADR and Duncan's considerable experience in this area of work will prove incredibly useful to both members of chambers and client’s alike. Scott Baldwin, CEO of St. Mary’s added “We have seen incredible growth in ADR over the last few years and we are keen to draw on Duncan’s knowledge and skillset in this rapidly developing area of work. Having such a high calibre Financial Remedies silk available for our members to work with on the more complex cases gives us another dimension to the services we can offer”.

Duncan Brooks KC added: ‘I am delighted to collaborate with St Mary’s Chambers as it further consolidates its reputation as a centre of excellence in financial remedies matters. I am particularly looking forward to working with members of chambers in complex financial cases and helping to expand St Mary’s offering across the full range of ADR’.

Duncan remains a tenant at QEB.

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