Family Law in Partnership director Daniel Coombes was a panellist at last night’s National Debate: A Question of Consent hosted by The National Theatre. The debate examined the issue of consent in relationships and complemented the new play Consent by Nina Raine, directed by Roger Michell currently playing at The National. Daniel’s fellow panellists were Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and Catherine Dunn, an independent sexual violence adviser, and the panel was chaired by Rachel Cooke, the award winning journalist.

A Question of Consent is part of a new series of panel discussions led by The National Theatre, responding to issues raised by the current season of plays and affecting the nation as a whole. Previous events in the National Debate series have included a debate on the EU referendum with Lords Kinnock and Lawson, a debate on nationhood and identity chaired by The Economist’s Anne McElvoy and a debate on the language of death chaired by Radio 4’s Nick Robinson.

Daniel Coombes commented: “I am delighted to have been asked to join the panel to debate “A Question of Consent”, an issue with profound consequences for family relationships.” Daniel and fellow director Helen Greenfield were previously consulted by Nina Raine, Roger Michell and the actors appearing in Consent as part of their preparations to explore the issues of consent raised by the play.

Daniel is a director at Family Law in Partnership. He handles a wide variety of family law issues, with particular emphasis on resolving financial matters following divorce and applications concerning children. He has particular experience of high net worth and international finance cases and complicated children cases, including those involving children born into same-sex families, parents with mental health issues and international relocation cases. Daniel is a trained mediator and collaborative family lawyer, as well as a determined litigator when required. View Daniel’s profile here or contact Daniel at:


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