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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24 Feb, 2016

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Court of Appeal gives permission to appeal in the Re M posthumous conception case

We welcome the news that the Court of Appeal has today given our clients, Mr and Mrs M, permission to bring an appeal in the case of IM v HFEA (Re

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22 Jan, 2016

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High Court gives guidance for international surrogacy cases, after newborn surrogate twins are left stranded for a year in India

In yet another decision to highlight the deficiencies of UK surrogacy law, the High Court has criticised the handling of an international surrogacy case in which twins born to British

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17 Dec, 2015

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High court rules in favour of lesbian parents, refusing sperm donor’s application for contact

The High Court has refused a known sperm donor’s application for regular involvement with the baby he helped a lesbian couple conceive. Although Mrs Justice Theis had previously given the

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