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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17 Dec, 2015

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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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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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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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29 Jan, 2015

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Becoming legal parents after surrogacy – it may not be too late

Nicola has written an article for Gay Star News about the implications of the recent High Court ruling allowing late parental order applications.  For gay dads (and other parents) who

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04 Nov, 2014

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Ever considered a pre nuptial agreement?

Richard has recently written an article looking at the benefits of pre and post nuptial agreements for same sex couples for online gay magazine Gay Star News. Richard’s article looks

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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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29 Apr, 2014

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Mediation and fertility law disputes

Mediation is an increasingly common way of resolving family disputes, and can be an effective alternative to lengthy and stressful court proceedings in appropriate cases. We were recently asked to

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08 Oct, 2013

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Natalie speaks at the Modern Families conference in Jersey

Natalie was delighted to be invited to speak at the Modern Families conference in St Helier, Jersey on Friday 4 October.  A gathering of leading lawyers, practitioners and academics, the

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03 Jul, 2013

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Natalie speaks at leading conference, with Supreme Court Justice Baroness Hale

Natalie was delighted to speak alongside Baroness Hale at a conference in London on 20-21 June of leading UK and international experts in donor conception and alternative reproduction. Baroness Hale

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