• Same Sex Parenting

    Our team has many years experience in dealing with the legal aspects of same sex parenting. Access to adoption and reproductive technology has lead to new avenues through which same sex couples can become parents. However, particularly in areas such as adoption and surrogacy, there are still gaps and uncertainties affecting the children of same sex couples. There are important factors that same sex couples with children, or who are planning to have children, need to consider and prospective same sex parents should ensure that they seek legal advice.
  • Same Sex Law

    Commonwealth laws and State laws changed in 2008 to ensure that the rights of same sex couples are recognised in the same way as heterosexual couples. At Lander & Rogers we acknowledge and recognise same sex relationships and families, and the particular legal issues and difficulties that can arise in relation to parental rights and financial matters for same sex couples. We offer practical legal advice and suggestions to deal with those issues.
  • Who's Your Daddy? Fertility Treatment, Sperm Donors & Parenting

    Advances in assisted reproduction technology have meant that the law has had to reconsider definitions and presumptions about who a child’s parents are for legal purposes. The rights of lesbian parents are protected by law, however, it is very important that gay male couples or other couples whose child was born via surrogate take steps to legally formalise their parental rights.

Lander & Rogers joined as SGLBA’s Legal Partner mid-2015. Lander & Rogers is a leading independent Australian law firm operating nationally from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

They have seven main areas of practice and are a principal advisor to many publicly-listed and private Australian companies, Australian subsidiaries of global companies, as well as all levels of government. They provide practical legal advice, along with their exceptional client service, are renowned in Australia for their down-to-earth and friendly culture.

Strategic Topics and Community Events

Lander & Rogers hosts complimentary events throughout the year for SGLBA members, their friends, colleagues, and allies. These events are hosted at their office in Sydney CBD as either breakfast or after-work.

They provide an interactive and fun way to gain essential legal knowledge and grow your business network over breakfast or canapés.

Past topics have included:

  • Estate and Succession planning;
  • Financial agreements and asset planning;
  • Starting a business: tips, tricks and pitfalls.

We invite everyone to attend these events, and to check out the Lander & Rogers website.

You’ll see them regularly at other SGLBA events, and they’ll contribute from time-to-time to our newsletters to provide people with useful legal information.

Recent Events hosted by Lander & Rogers

Meet the Candidates

A panel discussion with the 2016 City of Sydney Mayoral Candidates. The event was hosted by Lander & Rogers at the Sydney offices on Pitt Street.

  • (L) Jodylee Bartal – Special Counsel, Lander & Rogers (R) Clover Moore – Lord Mayor, City of Sydney
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    Dr. Keryn Phelps
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Meet the Partners 2015

An annual event providing a format for members to meet the various sponsors and partners of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association.

  • Meet the Partners was held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, September 2015
  • Meet the Partners was held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, September 2015
    SGLBA members Will Noble (L) and Adam Bold (R)
  • Meet the Partners was held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, September 2015
  • Meet the Partners was held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, September 2015
  • Meet the Partners was held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, September 2015
  • Meet the Partners was held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, September 2015
  • Meet the Partners was held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, September 2015
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    Sebastian Rice – The Star Observer
  • Meet the Partners was held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, September 2015
  • Meet the Partners was held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, September 2015

Lord Mayor Clover Moore won the 2016 Election

Each candidate was provided a few minutes to outline their position for the 2016 City of Sydney Mayoral Elections. In this video clip, Lord Mayor Clover Moore outlined her past performance and itemised her focus for 2016 and beyond.

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting