Marisa Allman > The 36 Group > London, England > Lawyer Profile

The 36 Group
Gray's Inn, 4 Field Court

Work Department

36 Family


Marisa specialises in complex private law children and financial remedies cases, particularly international cases and those involving multiple businesses, family trusts, and third-party interests, including Schedule 1 and TLATA applications. Her international expertise extends to issues of cross border personal status – marriage, divorce, gender, parenthood or parental responsibility. She has been instructed on a number of occasions to provide expert evidence to courts in other jurisdictions as to English family law. She regularly appears in the Court of Appeal, most recently in a child abduction case and in a case concerning the parental status of a trans parent.

A significant element of Marisa’s practice concerns fertility law, donor conceived children, and surrogacy and is co-author of “Children and Same Sex Families: A Legal Handbook” aimed at family lawyers, professionals and people in same sex relationships (published by Jordan Publishing in March 2012). In 2019 she reported to the Jersey Law Commission as to laws which might be implemented in Jersey to provide for donor conceived children and surrogacy.

Marisa sits as a recorder in all family matters and conducts private FDRs in financial matters.


Call 1998


  • Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
  • Associate Member of Resolution
  • Advocate panel member
  • Family Law Institute
  • Registered as a direct access barrister under the Bar Council’s Direct Public Access scheme

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 1

Marisa Allman  – The 36 Group ‘Marisa is extremely diligent, unflappable and discusses complex legal issues with clients and solicitors alike in a clear, no nonsense manner.’

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 1

Marisa Allman  – The 36 GroupAn incredibly bright, quick-thinking and analytical junior.’