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30 Oct, 2016

UK surrogate vetoes legal parenthood for biological parents despite having no wish to be involved in children's lives

UK surrogate vetoes legal parenthood for biological parents despite having no wish to be involved in children's lives

The High Court has ruled that it cannot award legal parenthood to the biological parents of twins born through a UK surrogacy arrangement,  because the surrogate who carried them has refused to give her permission. Under UK law, surrogacy agreements are unenforceable and the legal parents of the child are the surrogate and, if she is married, her husband.  A parental order (which amends the birth certificate and makes the biological parents the legal parents) can only be made if the surrogate...

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30 Oct, 2016

Natalie speaks to the UK Family Law Bar Association national conference about surrogacy and modern families

Natalie speaks to the UK Family Law Bar Association national conference about surrogacy and modern families

Natalie was invited to the FLBA national conference last weekend, as one of a number of speakers including the President of the Family Division and Lord Justice McFarlane from the Court of Appeal, to address family law barristers from across the UK. Natalie talked about surrogacy and modern families and asked whether UK law is keeping up.  The topic was well timed, given that the Law Commission is currently consulting on whether to review the law on surrogacy and birth certificates. Natalie t...

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