Surrogacy disputes are varied. There have only been a handful of reported UK cases where a surrogate has not handed the baby over to the intended parents on birth, and the family court has awarded care in each case on the basis of what is in the child’s best interests (with the child remaining with the surrogate in some cases, and being transferred to the intended parents’ care in others).
Other types of surrogacy disputes include parents of children born through surrogacy who separate or divorce (usually about who their child should live with or who is a legal parent), and surrogates refusing consent to a parental order at a later stage.
With leading experience of both the legal issues and the emotional dynamics of surrogacy, our team can help with all of these surrogacy disputes.
Our surrogacy dispute services include:
Mediation is a professional service (separate from legal advice), which involves a qualified mediator guiding you through a meeting, or set of meetings, in which you will identify and discuss the issues between you and aim to reach an agreed way forward together.
Through this the mediator will get you to listen to each other and find a way forward together. Helen is our CEDR qualified mediator and has leading experience mediating surrogacy situations, with a unique understanding of the dynamics involved in surrogacy.
Mediation will usually involve initial discussions with each of you, before a meeting involving you all (either in the same room or in separate rooms) with your mediator taking an active role. Mediation is charged on an hourly rate basis.
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We are leading legal experts in surrogacy law disputes, having acted in some of the most high profile UK surrogacy disputes heard by the High Court and having successfully resolved other cases without court proceedings.
Disputed surrogacy cases always need exceptionally sensitive and strategic handling from the outset, and we are skilled at resolving communication problems as well as managing litigated surrogacy cases with strategic care to give the best chance of success.