21 Dec, 2017

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Court of Appeal rules in favour of transgender parent previously denied any contact with her children

The Court of Appeal yesterday overturned a High Court decision that a transgender woman whose children were being raised in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community should have no direct contact with

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01 Dec, 2017

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It’s World AIDS Day – so can I have a baby if I am HIV positive?

Last night Natalie was one of the expert speakers at Positive Parenting, a special event for HIV+ parents for World AIDS Day on 1 December. Bringing together HIV positive mums

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29 Nov, 2017

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Single parent surrogacy – remedial order goes to Parliament

We are thrilled to announce that the government has, this morning, sent a draft remedial order to Parliament to change the law on surrogacy for single parents.  If passed, it

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15 Nov, 2017

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The Gender Recognition Act 2004 – reform for transgender rights?

In July 2017, the Government announced that it was considering a review of UK legislation on changing legal gender in line with plans to promote the equality of LGBT people

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10 Nov, 2017

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How can we protect our rights as a lesbian couple conceiving at home with a known sperm donor?

There are various different ways to conceive a family as a lesbian couple, but one which often prompts questions about the law is home insemination with a known sperm donor.

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13 Oct, 2017

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Is it too late to change your mind if you decided against applying for a parental order when your child was born?

In the recently published case of Re B (Foreign Surrogacy) [2016] EWFC 77, High Court judge Mrs Justice Theis made a parental order in respect of a child born following

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11 Oct, 2017

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Goodbye to unequal pension rights for same-sex couples

The Supreme Court judgment in the case of Walker v Innospec Limited and others [2017] UKSC 47 is a landmark victory for individuals either in a civil partnership or same sex

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11 Sep, 2017

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Single parents eagerly await remedial order as another parental order application is stayed pending a change in the law

In 2016 NGA Law represented a single father who had a child through surrogacy in the US in a parental order application, and managed to win a formal declaration from

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17 Jul, 2017

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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

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25 May, 2017

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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.

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