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5 CRANWOOD STREET, LONDON, EC1V 9GR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7608 1227
Fax:
Fax 020 7250 1786
DX:
36614 FINSBURY
Email:
Web:
www.goodmanray.com
Goodman Ray, Jemma Dally, London, ENGLAND

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Jemma Dally

Tel:
Work 020 7608 1227
Email:
Goodman Ray

Work Department

Head of adoption department.

Position

Partner specialising in all areas of adoption, with a particular interest in international adoption with complex immigration/legal difficulties and in co-parenting, surrogacy and parental orders. Jemma Dally represented the adopters in the leading case in respect of recognition of a foreign adoption order (D v D (foreign adoption) [2008] 1 FLR 1475), also Re Z + Z (recognition of a Brazilian adoption order) [2013] EWHC 747 (Fam); Re R (recognition of Indian adoption) [2012] EWHC 2956 (Fam).

Career

Trained Goodman Ray; qualified 2004. Appointed head of the adoption department in 2007 and made a partner in 2009. Nominated to sit on the BAAF legal advisory committee in 2008.

Member

Association of Lawyers for Children, BAAF.

Education

Alcester Grammar School; London Guildhall University (2000 LLB Hons) (2003 LPC).

Leisure

Travel, cinema and theatre.


London: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Goodman Ray  is a ‘leading firm in the area of children’s law with a wealth of excellent lawyers who have particular expertise in same sex relationship breakdown and fertility law’. Kevin Skinner  has particular expertise in alternative family structures; ‘he is able to provide clarity in what is often a complex and opaque area of law and is very much in demand’. Jemma Dally  ‘goes beyond the call of duty to ensure that her clients receive an excellent service’. Peggy Ray  ‘remains at the top of her game and pulls in extremely interesting and complex cases’. Other standout individuals include Trudi Featherstone, who handles a significant amount of financial and Schedule One work and ‘has a fantastic manner with clients’. Consultant Ann Thompson  is ‘vastly experienced in international children law - a steely fighter and a master strategist’. Janet Broadley (also a consultant) is ‘extremely experienced in international children work; she has a real eye for detail and a calm and reassuring manner’. Senior associate Emma Sherrington  ‘knows how to build a winning case’.

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