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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.

Hi, my name’s Lui and I head up the Legal & Policy department at Mermaids. I’m proud to lead a team that offers expertise in relation to a variety of policy areas including (but not limited to) education, healthcare, trans inclusion in sport, trans inclusion in the workplace and legal gender recognition.”  

Lui (they/them) – Legal and Policy Director

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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Contact legal team

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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