25 May, 2017

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More High Court decisions following sperm donor clinic errors

Another NGA case has been published recently, and joins the long list of other declaration of parentage cases, nicknamed the “Alphabet” cases which have been heard by the High Court.

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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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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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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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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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30 Mar, 2014

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HFEA reports all time high for lesbian couples conceiving at UK fertility clinics

The UK’s fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, has published its annual report on statistics and trends in UK fertility treatment.  One of the headline points this year

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11 Oct, 2013

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Divorce after assisted conception

Richard has written an article published in this month’s The Review on what divorce lawyers need to know about managing relationship breakdown cases for couples who have conceived through fertility

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01 Aug, 2013

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Website sperm donor liable for child support after court rules that conception was not artificial

A UK man who donated sperm to a married woman he met via a sperm donor website has been ordered to pay child support.  The pair met via a website advertising

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03 Jul, 2013

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Natalie speaks at leading conference, with Supreme Court Justice Baroness Hale

Natalie was delighted to speak alongside Baroness Hale at a conference in London on 20-21 June of leading UK and international experts in donor conception and alternative reproduction. Baroness Hale

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