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20 Sep, 2016

Planning for death when you're making life - why you should make a will if you're conceiving through assisted reproduction

Planning for death when you're making life - why you should make a will if you're conceiving through assisted reproduction

The ugly fallout which results from the lack of a Will was made public earlier this year following the dispute between Prince’s surviving siblings after it was discovered that he did not leave a Will. It is always advisable to make and execute a Will as soon as you own any significant assets, but particularly when you decide to start a family. Surrogacy In the case of families conceiving through surrogacy this need is even more apparent. The legal position at birth is that the surrogat...

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16 Sep, 2016

Continuing problems with legal parentage for couples having donor sperm treatment at UK fertility clinics

Continuing problems with legal parentage for couples having donor sperm treatment at UK fertility clinics

Further to our blog last September about administrative errors made by IVF clinic there have been another run of declaration of parentage cases, nicknamed the “Alphabet” cases, before the President of the Family Division. Following a national audit of fertility clinics in the UK, the HFEA identified that no fewer than 90 cases have “anomalies” on the Form WP and Form PP, which must be completed before treatment starts. These errors affect unmarried women conceiving via IVF treatment using...

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