10 Nov, 2017

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How can we protect our rights as a lesbian couple conceiving at home with a known sperm donor?

There are various different ways to conceive a family as a lesbian couple, but one which often prompts questions about the law is home insemination with a known sperm donor.

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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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30 Oct, 2016

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Natalie speaks to the UK Family Law Bar Association national conference about surrogacy and modern families

Natalie was invited to the FLBA national conference last weekend, as one of a number of speakers including the President of the Family Division and Lord Justice McFarlane from the

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21 Oct, 2016

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Don’t miss your chance to tell the Law Commission why they should review UK surrogacy law

The Law Commission (the UK’s independent body which reviews out of date laws and recommends whether and how they should be reformed) is considering whether to review UK surrogacy law

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27 Apr, 2016

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Prevention is better than cure

Suzi has written an article published in this month’s The Review magazine (published by Resolution for accredited Family Lawyers in the UK) about the benefits of mediation for modern families.

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28 Feb, 2016

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Transgender parents and UK fertility law

There is growing awareness in the UK of the fertility needs of transgender people. Hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery often affect fertility and so, like cancer patients having chemotherapy, a

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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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20 Nov, 2015

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Co-parenting and known donation planning: is mediation the right way forward?

If you are planning a known donation or a co-parenting arrangement, mediation can be a really effective tool for helping you set strong foundations.  Sadly we see too many disputes

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20 Nov, 2015

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NGA assists with Big Voice London’s model Law Commission project on surrogacy

The NGA team has been delighted to support a project run by Big Voice London on surrogacy law reform, asking whether the law in the UK needs to be updated.

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02 Nov, 2015

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An end to surrogacy in India for UK couples?

Surrogacy has hit the headlines again, with India apparently in the process of prohibiting foreign couples engaging in surrogacy there.  With hundreds of UK parents travelling to India for surrogacy each year,

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