Assisted Reproduction

We were the UK’s first fertility law firm and have years of experience dealing with the law on assisted reproduction, including acting in leading cases on posthumous conception and embryo storage and winning changes to the law.

We can advise you on your legal rights, and facilitate discussions with your fertility clinic, the HFEA or the other person involved in your treatment to clarify or resolve the legal position.

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Assisted reproduction legal services

We work primarily with individuals accessing fertility treatment, advising on a range of legal issues, including:

  • posthumous conception (where a surviving partner or parent wants to use eggs, sperm or embryos of someone who has died),
  • disputes in relation to stored embryos,
  • eggs and sperm,
  • rights to import and export gametes and embryos,
  • storage periods for eggs, sperm and embryos.

In some cases, it is necessary to make a court application, which may be an application for judicial review to challenge a fertility clinic or HFEA decision, or an application to the family court to resolve a dispute between individuals. We provide high quality legal representation services in these complex and sensitive cases, and our advice and representation is usually charged on an hourly rate basis (with clear estimates of cost given).

Contact us to arrange a meeting in person or by Skype or telephone. You can fill in our contact form, call us on +44 (0) 20 3701 5915 or email us.

Find out more information about the law on assisted reproduction from our free online Knowledge Centre.