Marisa Allman#96

Marisa Allman

Marisa is a specialist family practitioner for more than 20 years, with a particular emphasis on family finance cases including financial provision for children and TLATA claims, and on private law children cases including international abduction, relocation and enforcement. Her area of special interest is family creation including donor conceived children, surrogacy, and personal status ' marriage, divorce, parentage, gender, particularly the operation of status across international borders. She has appeared in a number of key cases which define the law, such as T v B [2010] EWHC 1444, which considered the meaning of 'parent' in the context of financial obligation to children, and the case of R ota TT v the Registrar General (2019) which concerns parental status and birth registration following a gender recognition certificate. She is the co-author of a book 'Children and Same-Sex Families: A Legal Handbook' published in 2012. Marisa also regularly delivers training on family law on all areas of her practice, but particularly in relation to the international aspects of family law, and in relation to family creation.
Contributed to


Practice Area


  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 1998


  • FLBA, Resolution (associate member)
  • Family Law Institute (UK and Ireland)
  • North Eastern Circuit, Advocate


  • Birmingham University LLB

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