Duncan Brooks > Chambers of Tim Amos KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tim Amos KC
Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)
QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9BS
England
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Position

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 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.

Career

Called 2000 (Gray’s Inn). Tenant at QEB since 2001. Deputy district judge in family and county courts since 2010. Family Arbitrator (MCIArb) since 2013. Collaborative lawyer since 2009. Duncan has written articles on post-separation accrual of assets ((2005) Fam LJ No 49), financial injunctions ([2007] Fam Law 1089), reporting restrictions in financial remedy proceedings ([2012] Fam Law 300-312), and international forum disputes (Journal of Social and Welfare Law Vol 36 issue 1 Jan 2014 pp76-78.)

Languages

Conversational French and German.

Memberships

MCIArb, FLBA, Resolution. Member of two collaborative pods: Creative Divorce and the London Collaborative Group.

Education

St Aidan’s College, University of Durham (Law); Inns of Court School of Law; received the Lord Justice Holker Award from Gray’s Inn, 1999.

Leisure

Enjoys singing, playing cricket, tennis and football.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Duncan BrooksQueen Elizabeth Building (QEB) ‘Duncan is the leading junior in this field. He has a concise, authoritative style and judges to perfection the right approach to get the best outcome for clients. He is appropriately assertive but measured. He is a skilful and adept advocate. His preparation and attention to detail, allied with his knowledge of the law is hugely effective.’