Rose-Marie Drury

What can I help you with?

I specialise in children issues such as where your children live, relocating with children and how much time they spend with each parent or other family members. I help clients with legal parentage issues where a donor or surrogate has been used or there is a co-parenting arrangement. I can also help deal with financial issues on separation. 

Example(s) of some recent work

I recently helped a mother obtain a declaration of parentage that her ex-partner was a legal parent of her child. The child had been conceived using donor sperm and there were significant errors in the fertility clinic’s paperwork. We persuaded the court the ex-partner was a legal parent providing certainty for my client and her child.

I also recently acted for a father in a case that went to the Court of Appeal. After obtaining an order for the child to relocate and live with the father abroad I helped the father successfully defend the mother’s appeal against the order.  

What do others say about me?

I have been recognised by Chambers and Partners as an associate to watch and Legal 500 as a rising star.

I am known for my expertise in surrogacy and fertility law as “among the most experienced and knowledgeable lawyers who specialise in this area”.

Clients describe me as “efficiency personified” and ‘”a rising star in every respect”.

What else should you know?

I am passionate about campaigning for surrogacy reform and one of my career highlights was winning associate of the year at the 2019 Family Law Awards in recognition of my work in fertility and surrogacy.

The most rewarding part of my job is helping my clients achieve their aims.  

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