18 Oct, 2018

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Campaigning for U.K. transgender law reform

The government consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act closes on Friday at 11pm. If you haven’t responded already, please do. Stonewall have produced some very helpful guidance and it takes

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04 Oct, 2018

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Civil partnership for different-sex couples: a win for equality or a store of future problems?

Theresa May announced at the Conservative Party conference this week that the government plans to open civil partnership to different-sex couples. It is not a big surprise. The government has

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31 Jul, 2018

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Do I need my ex’s permission to go on holiday with our child?

As the school holidays approach, issues about taking children abroad on holiday can often cause tension and anxiety between separated parents, which can spoil precious time together. If you want

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22 May, 2018

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Transgender parents and contact arrangements – Am I at risk of losing my children if I transition?

All children have a right to a relationship with both (or all) their parents. The law is no different if a parent is transgender or gender diverse, but there is

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21 May, 2018

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Do I need my ex’s permission to move abroad with our child ?

The law protects a child’s right to a relationship with both (or all) of his or her parents. That means that there are rules surrounding whether a parent can move

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14 May, 2018

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Domicile – what does it mean and why is it important if you are having a baby through surrogacy?

A parental order is the UK legal solution for surrogacy; it is a post-birth court order which makes the intended parents the legal parents of their child and permanently extinguishes

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11 May, 2018

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Travelling home with your baby after surrogacy abroad – the options

Your most pressing concern if you have a baby born through international surrogacy may be how quickly you can get home after he or she is born. This is often

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04 May, 2018

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How do I apply for step-parent adoption in the UK?

Step-parent adoption is a way of consolidating an existing relationship with a child and putting it onto a secure legal footing. There are various situations in which a step-parent or

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02 May, 2018

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Celebrating 3 years of shared adoption leave and pay for new parents through surrogacy

Since 5 April 2015, UK parents to children born through surrogacy have been entitled to adoption leave and pay. The reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014 followed a

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18 Apr, 2018

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I am donor conceived – what information can I find out about my donor?

Natalie and Helen were delighted to attend a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Donor Conception Network, a world-leading charity

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