Marisa Allman has practised exclusively in family law since 1998, specialising in all aspects of the financial consequences of family breakdown and private law disputes about children. Her practice has a particular emphasis on international cases or cases concerning modern family structures.
- Matrimonial / civil partnership finance
- Financial provision for children
- Trusts of Land applications
- Private Law children
- International children cases
- Child Abduction
- Same sex families
- Fertility law
Appointments & Memberships
- Family Law Bar Association
- Resolution (associate member)
- Family Mediators Association
MG, JG v JF and JFG 
Fam Law 514 Successful application for litigation funding of private law case
X v Y & St Bartholemew’s Hospital CRM & CAFCASS Legal 
EWFC 13. Advocate to the court in fertility law case
Re E & F (Assisted Reproduction: Parent) 
EWHC 1418 Successful application for a declaration that second female was not a parent.
Zuk v Zuk 
EWCA Civ 1871 Successful appeal of committal to prison for non payment of lump sum
In the matter of B (a child) 
EWCA Civ 858 Successful appeal against a transfer of residence to a grandmother.
Re S (a child) 
EWCA Civ 617
SH v MM and RM 
EWHC 3314 concerning whether a removal from the jurisdiction had been unlawful where legal parentage is in issue.
Re H (Contact: adverse findings of fact) 
EWCA Civ 585
T v B 
EWHC 1444: Case determining that a natural parent who is not a legal parent in a same sex relationship is not liable to make financial provision under Sch. 1 of the Children Act.
Re H (a child) 
EWCA Civ 190: Clarified the law regarding changing the forename of a child.
RE G (A CHILD)  EWCA Civ 305
A v B  EWHC 328
RE H (A CHILD) (SURROGACY BREAKDOWN)  EWCA Civ 1798
RE Z (A CHILD) sub nom (1) A (2) B v (1) X (2) Z (A CHILD BY HIS GUARDIAN)  EWCA Civ 228
RE THE HUMAN FERTILISATION & EMBRYOLOGY ACT 2008 (CASE I)  EWHC 791