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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16 Dec, 2016

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New High Court decision highlights the importance of establishing ‘domicile’ in international surrogacy cases

High Court judge Mrs Justice Theis has granted parental orders for two children born through a gestational surrogacy arrangement in the US. On the surface this is yet another international surrogacy case

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14 Dec, 2016

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House of Lords debates surrogacy law reform

Helen and Natalie were invited to attend a debate in the House of Lords this evening on UK surrogacy law reform, together with other members of the surrogacy community. Led

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30 Oct, 2016

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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

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20 Sep, 2016

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Planning for death when you’re making life – why you should make a will if you’re conceiving through assisted reproduction

The ugly fallout which results from the lack of a Will was made public earlier this year following the dispute between Prince’s surviving siblings after it was discovered that he

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16 Sep, 2016

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Continuing problems with legal parentage for couples having donor sperm treatment at UK fertility clinics

Further to our blog last September about administrative errors made by IVF clinic there have been another run of declaration of parentage cases, nicknamed the “Alphabet” cases, before the President

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01 Jul, 2016

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High Court rules baby should stay with surrogate after ‘Facebook’ surrogacy arrangement ends in bitter dispute

High Court judge Ms Justice Russell has ruled that a baby boy should remain living with the gestational surrogate who carried him, after a UK surrogacy arrangement went badly wrong. 

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30 Jun, 2016

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Court of Appeal grants our appeal in Re M posthumous conception case

We are delighted to report that the Court of Appeal has granted our appeal in the case of Re M today. The case involves a young woman (A) who died of

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20 May, 2016

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UK’s top family judge declares that UK law should give single parents through surrogacy the same rights as couples

Sir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family Division, has made a formal declaration that UK law discriminates against single parents with children born through surrogacy and is

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