Back in November, global giant Dentons was keen to talk about its pro bono work on the legal rights of transgender young people. It teamed up with the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth & Student Organisation (IGLYO), a network of 92 advocacy groups, to publish a guide for campaigners called 'Only Adults? Good Practices in Legal Gender Recognition for Youth'.
The guide, covered in the Gazette on 20 November, caused a bit of a stir. Commentators in The Spectator and Times were especially exercised by its call for states to abolish the minimum age for legal recognition of a new gender, and its recommendation that campaigners should seek a 'veil of protection' by tying in with more popular reforms while limiting press coverage and exposure.
But when Obiter set out this week to revisit the report, neither it nor a covering press release published on 19 November was anywhere to be seen on Dentons' website. The press release list now jumps from an 18 November announcement celebrating the firm's role in the the sale of Zajączkowo Wind Farm to 22 November and the hiring of a former US ambassador to Spain.
Likewise, the website has no mention of what, in November, was billed as the 'ongoing pro bono relationship with IGLYO, which started in 2018'. Luckily the Only Adults? report, with its credit to Dentons, is available directly from IGLYO.
A Dentons spokesperson said: 'We do not currently have any open pro bono matters for IGLYO, but we are open to potential pro bono cooperation in the future.'