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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03 Oct, 2014

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Court unlocks ‘nonsensical’ law for surrogacy parents who miss six month deadline to secure parental status

Until now, intended parents could only apply to become legal parents within six months of the birth of their child.  But in a key ruling today, the President of the High Court

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02 Oct, 2014

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Surrogacy transformed my life, but is it morally acceptable?

In 2011, the NGA team helped Alice Jolly and her husband to complete their family through US surrogacy after an incredibly difficult journey of repeated miscarriages and stillbirth.  Alice is a novelist

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22 Aug, 2014

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Baby Gammy case sparks debate about surrogacy law reform

We have been busy over the last few weeks speaking to the media about the baby Gammy case and why surrogacy law needs to be brought up to date.  Amidst a

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17 Jan, 2014

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More time needed to decide whether to harvest sperm from man in a coma, court rules

The High Court has suspended an emergency order authorising sperm to be collected from a man in a coma. The man unexpectedly suffered a cardiac arrest late last year, which put him in

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13 Dec, 2013

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Natalie’s article published in Family Law journal – lesbian parents and sperm donors

Family Law (a leading monthly journal for UK family lawyers) has published an article by Natalie which discusses the landmark decision in same sex parenting case Re G and Re Z

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24 Oct, 2013

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Health professionals and surrogacy agencies – last chance to contribute to Hague Conference’s work on surrogacy

We recently wrote for our blog about our evidence to the Hague Conference about whether international surrogacy should be regulated globally.  The Hague has now asked us to help them make a

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18 Oct, 2013

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Natalie writes for Infertility Network UK magazine: Sperm donors given rights of contact – surely not?

Natalie writes a regular article for the magazine published for UK fertility patients by leading charity Infertility Network UK.  Natalie’s article this quarter discusses sperm donation and the legal rights donors have

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21 Aug, 2013

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UK woman conceives with dead husband’s sperm abroad

The press has reported the case of a UK woman who has won permission from the HFEA to have her deceased husband’s sperm exported abroad for IVF treatment after his

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20 Aug, 2013

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High Court decision in three new international surrogacy cases

The High Court’s main surrogacy judge, Mrs Justice Theis, has made her decisions in three new international surrogacy cases public, something she only does if she is considering a new

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