Free Family Law Legal Advice Service for LGBTQ+ Families

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This Pride Month, we are delighted to announce a new free legal advice service for LGBTQ+ families.

Liverpool Law Clinic gives free confidential legal advice and support about…

  • Planning a baby – advice on the legal implications of different decisions about conception.
  • Managing legal arrangements after birth – advice about who has parental responsibility, who can apply for it and how to apply for it.
  • Child arrangements – advice about disputes over who a child should live with or how often they should have contact with another parent or known donor.

Flexible appointments

Appointments are available in person at the Law Clinic* or vitually via a Zoom or Teams video call.

Please contact the Law Clinic by calling 0151 794 5782 or by emailing 

*You can find Liverpool Law Clinic on the first floor of the School of Law and Social Justice Building, University of Liverpool, Chatham Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZR. (It is no longer based in the Eleanor Rathbone Building).


Expert advice

Advice for LGBTQ+ families is supervised by Lucy Yeatman, an experienced Family Law Solicitor.

Lucy is a lesbian mother with a research background in law and same-sex families.

Volunteer Law students help to run the service.

Please note:

  • We are unable to provide advice in relation to financial matters.
  • Our service is for advice and support only. We do not represent parents in court.

Find out more

You can also download the above information as a PDF leaflet: