21 Jun, 2018

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Should transgender parents be free to choose how they are recorded on their children’s birth certificates? The UK High Court is asked to decide

A transgender man who has given birth in the UK, has taken an important case to challenge UK law, arguing that the requirement for him to register as his baby’s

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20 Jun, 2018

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Straight couple takes their legal challenge to the Supreme Court in a bid to enter into a civil partnership rather than getting married

On 14 May 2018 the Supreme Court heard the case of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan and widespread media coverage has followed. By way of background, Rebecca and Charles are

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26 Mar, 2018

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Single parent surrogacy – the government must heed Parliament’s warning

Natalie has written a comment piece for this week’s Bionews supporting Parliament’s criticism of the government ‘remedial order’ which will enable single parents, like couples, to apply for a parental

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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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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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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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