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					             Marisa Allman
             PRACTICE AREA: Family



Year of Call: 1998                      Practice Summary

Professional Associations:              Marisa has practised exclusively in family law for 12 years. She joined Zenith
FLBA; Liberty; Bar pro bono unit        chambers in 2010 following 10 years at the bar in Leeds in order to specialise in
                                        financial and private law children matters.
Qualifications:
LLB Hons, BVC                           Marisa deals confidently and regularly with ancillary relief cases involving
                                        complex business structures and family trusts, and is known for her clear advice
Contact Details:                        and creative, pro-active approach to negotiating settlement. Marisa is one of the
Email : MAllman@zenithchambers.co.uk    first Barristers outside London to train as a Collaborative Lawyer.

Clerks email:                           She advises regularly in cases involving child abduction, being only a handful of
clerks@zenithchambers.co.uk             barristers on circuit with expertise in this area. This expertise has allowed her to
                                        develop an ‘Abduction Special Interest Group’ which works with regional
Telephone:                              solicitors, the judiciary, REUNITE and the family bar association to share
                                        knowledge, develop precedents and provide training opportunities.
0113 245 5438
                                        Marisa’s expertise makes her a popular choice with solicitors for both financial
                                        and children matters involving foreign jurisdictions. She has in-depth working
                                        knowledge of the Brussels regulations, and cross-jurisdiction recognition and
                                        enforcement.

                                        In addition to her expertise in foreign jurisdiction matters, Marisa has a
                                        particular interest in family law cases involving same-sex relationships and is in
                                        the planning stages of writing and editing a legal handbook for family lawyers,
                                        professionals and lesbian and gay families.

                                        Areas of Expertise

                                                     Ancillary relief
                                                     Non-matrimonial finance including Schedule 1 financial provision
                                                      and TOLATA claims
                                                     Private law children matters
                                                     Cases involving foreign jurisdictions within and outside the
                                                      European Union
                                                     Cases involving issues of legal status, jurisdiction and recognition
                                                     Cases involving families in same-sex relationships
                                                     Representing cohabiting couples and extended family members in
                                                      respect of property rights and trusts of land, and regularly
                                                      represents parties seeking a declaration of beneficial interest or
                                                      sale of jointly owned property.

                                        Reported Cases

                                                     T v B [2010] EWHC 1444: Case determining that a natural parent
                                                      who is not a legal parent in a same sex relationship is not liable to
                                                      make financial provision under Sch. 1 of the Children Act.

Zenith Chambers, 10 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2LH                                               www.zenithchambers.co.uk
                                                     Re H (a child) [2002] EWCA Civ 190: Clarified the law regarding
                                                      changing the forename of a child.

                                        Notable Cases

                                        RE H (A Child) [2011] EWCA Civ 585
                                        O v J (2010) EWHC Sch.1 claim for financial provision against a father resident
                                        in Sweden.
                                        W v R (2010)EWHC Variation of an order for contact made in Germany. Child
                                        habitually resident in UK.
                                        P v P and O v O (2010) EWHC Parallel private law proceedings in another
                                        Member State: conflict of jurisdiction
                                        O v M (2009) EWHC (unreported) Declaration of mother’s name to allow her to
                                        change children’s birth certificates where father had unlawfully and falsely
                                        registered mother’s name.
                                        A v A [2008] EWHC 3081 (Fam) (unreported) on the issue of presumption of
                                        marriage following religious ceremonies.
                                        Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust v A [2003] EWHC 259 - Research for
                                        Eleanor Hamilton QC (IVF twins case: issue of legal parentage)

                                        Seminars

                                                     Family Procedure Rules 2010
                                                     Private law children update, November 2010 & February 2011
                                                     T v B: Sch. 1 claims and same sex relationships (for Mills &
                                                      Reeve),
                                                     July 2010
                                                     Appealing District Judges in Ancillary relief cases, May/October
                                                      2010
                                                     Schedule 1 of the Children Act and Financial Provision, January
                                                      2010
                                                     Court Skills for Professionals (for DMBC), October 2009
                                                     Brussels I, IIR and III; jurisdiction and enforcement in family law,
                                                      May/October 2009




Zenith Chambers, 10 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2LH                                               www.zenithchambers.co.uk

				
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