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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21 Oct, 2015

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Supreme Court ruling shows that lying will not be tolerated in family matters

Where separating couples are dividing their finances, they must give ‘full and frank’ disclosure of their financial positions. This is so that everyone involved (including the family court) has a

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11 Aug, 2015

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We are all equal…. but are some more equal than others when it comes to grounds for divorce?

The iPM programme on Radio 4 on 1 August discussed the case of a woman who was unable to divorce her husband for adultery because he had sexual affairs with men rather

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18 Jun, 2015

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Are contracts and pre-birth orders the way forward for UK surrogacy?

Natalie and NGA paralegal Melissa Elsworth have co-written an article published in this month’s International Family Law about the future of UK surrogacy law. ‘Are contracts and pre-birth orders the way

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04 Feb, 2015

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Parliament votes to allow ‘three person’ IVF to eradicate mitochondrial disease

The UK Parliament decided yesterday to change the law to allow a new kind of fertility treatment, which involves groundbreaking scientific techniques to prevent mitochondrial disease. The decision marks the

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02 Oct, 2014

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Surrogacy transformed my life, but is it morally acceptable?

In 2011, the NGA team helped Alice Jolly and her husband to complete their family through US surrogacy after an incredibly difficult journey of repeated miscarriages and stillbirth.  Alice is a novelist

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