18 Apr, 2018

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I am donor conceived – what information can I find out about my donor?

Natalie and Helen were delighted to attend a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Donor Conception Network, a world-leading charity

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23 Mar, 2018

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What happens when fertility clinics get legal parenthood wrong?

If you are an unmarried couple conceiving with donor sperm at a fertility clinic in the UK, then you rely on your clinic both to provide good medical care and

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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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17 Jul, 2017

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President of the Family Division gives guidance on sperm donation parentage cases

Sir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family Division, has given important new guidance on how the family court should deal with cases concerning legal parenthood after sperm

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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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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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24 Feb, 2016

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Court of Appeal gives permission to appeal in the Re M posthumous conception case

We welcome the news that the Court of Appeal has today given our clients, Mr and Mrs M, permission to bring an appeal in the case of IM v HFEA (Re

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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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