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Legal & Policy

Mermaids legal and policy department’s core aim is to work to ensure strong equality and human rights law for transgender and gender diverse young people, to use the latest data and research that helps advance equality and improve policy, always using the lived experience of our service users to suggest best practice to stakeholders that will help influence future legislative and policy reform.

Getting Legal Help

Find out about our name change clinic, hate crime support, trans friendly lawyers, legal resources and more.

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Amplifying your voice

In this section you can find resources to aid trans young people, and their families, in having their voices heard.

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What do we do?

Mermaids introduced a legal support service in 2018, which has evolved to become the department that leads on all policy engagement work, as well as legal support.

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Solicitors & Barristers

Mermaids’ legal department is creating a map of trans inclusive firms, chambers and practitioners around the country. If you are a professional who can offer your legal services in a trans inclusive way and/or offer pro bono services to our members, then please get in touch with our legal department.

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If you are someone who is, or supporting a trans and/or gender diverse person up to the age of 20 with a legal query then please get in contact with our legal team.

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Contact policy team

If you are seeking non-judgemental support in relation to trans related policy work, then please make contact with our policy team who will be happy to support you.

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