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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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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08 Jan, 2016

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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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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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31 Oct, 2011

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ABA Conference in Las Vegas brings together fertility lawyers from across the globe

Natalie and Helen were delighted to attend the American Bar Association’s Family and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) conference in Las Vegas (26-29 October 2011).  The conference brought together the world’s leading experts in assisted

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20 Oct, 2011

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HFEA shift on donor payments will make little difference

The HFEA announced yesterday that, after an extensive public consultation and review, the system for paying egg and sperm donors in the UK is changing.  Instead of donors being paid

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29 Sep, 2011

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Adopting babies in the UK is getting more difficult

Today’s news about the diminishing numbers of babies being adopted in the UK does not at all surprise us.  The BBC has today reported that only 60 children under one

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