16 Sep, 2016


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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08 Jan, 2016


What happens when a couple with frozen embryos divorces?

In a recent Californian case, a judge ordered that a divorced couple’s frozen embryos should be destroyed. The embryos were created after the ex-wife, Lee’s, diagnosis of breast cancer, as

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17 Dec, 2015


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


Recognition for NGA as a top UK family law firm

We have had a busy few months at NGA, with a lot to be excited about. Chambers and Legal 500 The UK’s two main legal directories have published their independent

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02 Nov, 2015


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


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


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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17 Jul, 2015


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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01 Jul, 2015


High Court awards parenthood for international surrogacy children – 8 and 5 years after they were born

In a landmark ruling published today (Re A and B 2015), the High Court has awarded legal parenthood for two surrogate-born children, age 8 and 5, who were left ‘legally

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18 Jun, 2015


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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