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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07 Apr, 2017

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UK Court of Appeal rules that baby should live with surrogate after ‘Facebook’ arrangement ends in dispute

The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a same-sex couple against a High Court ruling last year that their gestational surrogate could keep the baby she carried

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09 Feb, 2017

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UK law to change for single parents through surrogacy

We are thrilled to announce that UK law will be changed to permit single parents who have children through surrogacy to apply for a parental order. Under the current law,

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