An opportunity to catch up on the latest developments in international children law.  1 Crown Office Row have collaborated with international specialists, Goodman Ray solicitors.

The seminar will be chaired by Jacqueline Roach and there will be, we hope, a lively discussion following this topical seminar

Jemma Dally & Hattie Miall – Surrogacy:  International Issues

Thomas Brownrigg – The increasing role and scope for mediation and dispute resolution in relocation cases and child abduction proceedings

Martin Downs – Snakes and Ladders: practical issues in international cases

5pm – 6.30pm Thursday, 28th March 2019
1 Crown Office Row, Brighton. 119 Church Street. BN1 1UD


Jemma Dally

Jemma is the partner in the Adoption, Surrogacy and International Child Care department. She specialises in and has extensive experience of complex international adoptiona> and surrogacy cases as well as being highly regarded for her expertise and growing practice in cases involving children who are conceived by way of artificial insemination under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. She has been at Goodman Ray since 2001 and was made a partner in 2009.

Hattie Miall

Hattie practises in all areas of children law, both public and private. She has a particular interest and expertise in international adoption and surrogacy cases.  She also has experience in cases involving the legal parenthood of children born by assisted reproduction.  She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Macfarlanes LLP advising high-net worth private clients. She joined the Adoption, Surrogacy and international Child Care department at Goodman Ray in 2015.

Thomas Brownrigg

Thomas Brownrigg is a partner and mediator at Goodman Ray (and Brighton resident). He is an FMC accredited mediator who is able to undertake child inclusive mediation. He is accredited by Resolution as a solicitor for private children and high-net worth financial issues. Thomas regularly deals with international children and financial matters both as a solicitor and as a mediator. He will be talking about the increasing role and scope for mediation and dispute resolution in relocation cases and child abduction proceedings.

Jacqueline Roach

Jacqueline represents local authorities, parents, children and interveners and has a particular interest in jurisdictional issues. She appears in courts at all levels.

Martin Downs

Martin appears frequently in High Court cases in this field. He devised (with Natasha Watson of Orbis Law) the strategy of using the inherent jurisdiction to tackle radicalisation and prevent young people being suborned to fight in the Syrian civil war. He is also instructed regularly in cases involving trafficking and modern slavery, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and contested adoptions (with an international element). He has also appeared in a series of cases where one parent has murdered another or there is alleged NAI (especially if treating physicians face allegations as well).