Children with Gender Dysphoria – The Journey from Marion to Matthew

Watts McCray Lawyers’ Special Counsel Maurice Edwards presented a paper at the 2018 Specialist Legal Conference hosted by The College of Law on Friday May 18th. The conference is designed to enable experienced practitioners to keep up to date with the latest legal developments.

Maurice presented alongside Brian Knox SC and The Honourable John Faulks, Former Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and current part-time ALRC Commissioner. Maurice’s paper entitled “Children with Gender Dysphoria – The Journey from Marion to Matthew” focused on the diminishing involvement of the Family Court of Australia in decisions relating to the treatment of children suffering from gender dysphoria in circumstances where the child, the parents and the treating medical practitioners all agree.

Maurice is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), Mediator, and trained Arbitrator. Maurice appeared on the SBS Insight program about transgender issues a few years ago when there were previous significant legal developments in the area of gender dysphoria in children.

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