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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27 Apr, 2016

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Prevention is better than cure

Suzi has written an article published in this month’s The Review magazine (published by Resolution for accredited Family Lawyers in the UK) about the benefits of mediation for modern families.

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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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20 Nov, 2012

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Natalie on Woman’s Hour talking about known sperm donors

Natalie was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour on Thursday on the topic of private sperm donation. The programme feature NGA client Mark Langridge (the donor who has been

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29 Oct, 2012

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Gay sperm donor pays maintenance for ‘his’ children

The Guardian has reported the case of NGA client Mark Langridge, who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple who conceived two children in 1998 and 2000. More than a

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26 Apr, 2010

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Have your say – major HFEA review of donation policies

A message from the HFEA: Over the summer and autumn of 2010 the HFEA will be reviewing a number of its policies relating to sperm, egg and embryo donation. The

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