BCR Law has announced a new partnership with Trans* Jersey to support islanders from the transgender and non-binary communities with changing their names.
The law firm is offering to witness signatures on deed polls - a person’s legal contract where they agree to renounce their old name and adopt their new one - free of charge.
The legal document in Jersey must be passed through the Royal Court.
Working with Trans* Jersey, which is a team of LGBTQ+ practitioners and allies who support and provide primary care to the local trans and non-binary community, they are keeping the cost of acquiring a deed poll to just the statuary cost of the court stamps, which is £60.
BCR's Managing Partner, David Benest, commented: “At BCR Law, we aim to support the local community and make a difference in whatever way we can, no matter how small.
“Therefore, following Pride month, a cause that is close to my heart as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, we are proud to partner with Trans* Jersey in supporting the local transgender and non-binary community with their deed polls, which we hope will make the process as easy and financially affordable as possible.”
Vic Tanner Davy, who is the CEO of Liberate Channel Islands, added: “We are very grateful to BCR Law for its support of the deed poll service to our local transgender and non-binary community.
“This will bring huge relief to those of our community looking to legally change their name and recognise their true identity, which is such a momentous occasion. We sincerely appreciate BCR Law for helping make this happen.”
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