Family Law Briefing: July 2024



Welcome to the latest edition of the Briefing from the Family Team at Deka Chambers with articles by Francesca Kolar and Al Hogarth.

At the end of a month of Pride celebrations across the country, in this edition of the Briefing we look at some issues of particular interest to the LGBTQ+ community.

Francesca Kolar provides an overview of the legal framework for surrogacy in this jurisdiction and makes the case for a wholesale review.

Al Hogarth considers 2 first instances cases in relation to treatment for teenagers who wish to transition, where the child consents but a parent opposes such treatment.

Deka Chambers is one of the largest common law sets in the country. We have a strong and experienced team of barristers who provide advocacy and advice in all areas of family law.

In the Family Team at Deka Chambers we have a number of barristers who have specific experience of the legal complexities that arise in relation to assisted reproduction, child arrangements, legal parenthood, marriage and family finance concerning LGBTQ+ parents and partners.

We are also very pleased to announce that Nerys Wyn Rees will be joining the Family Team at Deka Chambers from August 2024.

Read the Briefing in full.

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Alastair Hogarth

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Francesca Kolar

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