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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29 Oct, 2015

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Mitochondrial Donation becomes licensable in the UK from today

On 3 February 2015, the House of Commons voted to approve the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015, and made the UK the first country in the world

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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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18 Sep, 2015

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Administrative errors at IVF clinics jeopardise families’ legal parenthood

In this recent case, the President of the Family Division made damming criticisms of IVF clinics across the UK, and their regulator the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, highlighting a

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08 Sep, 2015

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We are family!

We are thrilled to have been nominated for family law firm of the year at the 2015 Family Law Awards! This is a very prestigious event in the family law

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07 Sep, 2015

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High Court rules it cannot grant birth certificates to single dads through surrogacy

In a High Court decision today, the President of the Family Division has ruled that UK law cannot be stretched to recognise children born to single parents through surrogacy. Denying

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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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17 Jul, 2015

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High Court awards parental order in first South African surrogacy case

Following a recent ruling by the High Court (Re A [2015] EWHC 1756 (Fam)), legal parenthood has been awarded to a same sex couple who had a child, born through

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