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17 Jul, 2017

President of the Family Division gives guidance on sperm donation parentage cases

President of the Family Division gives guidance on sperm donation parentage cases

Sir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family Division, has given important new guidance on how the family court should deal with cases concerning legal parenthood after sperm donation. It follows 34 High Court declarations of parentage made over the past two years where the legal status of parents through sperm donation has been jeopardised by paperwork errors at fertility clinics. We are proud to have represented the five couples involved in this latest case (with counsel Elizabeth I...

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25 May, 2017

More High Court decisions following sperm donor clinic errors

More High Court decisions following sperm donor clinic errors

Another NGA case has been published recently, and joins the long list of other declaration of parentage cases, nicknamed the “Alphabet” cases which have been heard by the High Court. The basic facts of each of these cases is that an “anomaly” has been found on the Form WP and/or Form PP, which are the HFEA forms which must be completed before treatment starts at a fertility clinic. These forms confer parentage where unmarried women conceive through IVF treatment using a sperm donor, and any m...

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