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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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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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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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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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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11 May, 2015

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High Court awards care of baby girl to gay couple

NGA has been in the news this week, having represented a same-sex couple awarded main care of their baby daughter after a 15 month High Court battle. In H v S

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05 Apr, 2015

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‘Maternity leave’ for surrogacy starts today

From today, parents in the UK expecting a child through surrogacy have the same rights to time off work as other new parents. Reforms under the Children and Families Act

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24 Jul, 2014

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What happens when same-sex parents separate

Richard has written an article about the issues for same-sex parents who break up for online gay magazine Gaystarnews.  As part of their new Family Channel, we were asked to explain some

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15 Mar, 2013

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International surrogacy – UK High Court judge awards parenthood to non-British gay dads

The decision in Re A & B (Parental Order: Domicile) represents another landmark ruling for NGA – a parental order having been granted to a non-British gay couple following the

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15 Nov, 2012

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Maternity leave rights to be introduced for parents through surrogacy

Some days I feel very proud of what we do here, and today is one of those days. After a campaign of more than five years, I am thrilled to

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