Leo* is a teenager from Townsville who began self-identifying and presenting as a male in his early teens. He had professional medical support and the support of his parents for his gender transition but he needed legal support to get an order from the Family Court so he could have hormone replacement therapy.
LawRight connected him with specialist legal help in this area – a law firm and barrister from Brisbane. The Disbursement Fund enabled Leo’s legal team to travel to Townsville to appear at the hearing of his application in the Family Court.
Leo is now ready to take the next steps as he continues his transition, with support from his family and doctors. Leo and his family were very grateful and relieved to have the support of the legal profession to make this step a little easier.
*This fictional name has been given to protect the client’s identity.