Post on 15 Dec 2017
More companies than ever before are offering IVF coverage to their US employees according to Fertility IQ, a website that verifies data on fertility treatment. The Fertility IQ Family Builder Workplace Index 2017-18 found that companies offering the best IVF benefits include technology firms like...
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Post on 15 Dec 2017
The festive season can be a whirlwind of social engagements, catering, present buying and time with family and friends. It can also be a challenging time for people including those struggling with infertility or family building, illness, grief and loss, relationship breakdown, financial pressures,...
Fertility Law
Post on 12 Dec 2017
The Legal 500 UK 2017 has once again awarded top tier rankings to Michelmores' Family, Fertility and Parenting Law Teams within the South West of England. The Team also achieved recognition in London for its specialist fertility and parenting law practice headed by the ‘very knowledgeable and kind...
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Post on 27 Sep 2017
The fertility industry is big business. The global sperm-bank market could be worth $5bn by 2025. Thousands of women in the UK need donor sperm each year to conceive and demand is increasing. Many women have male partners with fertility issues. There are more than 2.5 million men in the UK with...
Fertility Law
Post on 19 Sep 2017
In a legal first, the English High Court has awarded costs of £74,000 to a woman for surrogacy following a delay in detecting cancer in smear tests and biopsies. This first of its kind award formed part of an overall damages award of £580,600. As a result of a delayed diagnosis, the claimant...
Fertility Law
Post on 19 Sep 2017
Recent headlines have put the spotlight on UK fertility clinic practices with coverage about "cash for eggs", questionable expensive "add-on" treatments and misleading sales pitches to fertility patients.  In May 2017 the HFEA announced it would investigate alleged breaches of its code of practice...
Fertility Law
Post on 18 Sep 2017
Career building, the challenges of getting on or up the property ladder and finding love often delay decisions to start a family.  Recent research form Harvard University found that women who work more than 40 hours a week may take 20 percent longer to get pregnant compared with women who work 21...
Fertility Law
Post on 14 Sep 2017
In May 2017 the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) announced it would investigate alleged breaches of its code of conduct (read more here.) This followed worrying headlines about "cash for eggs", the value of expensive "add-on" fertility treatments and misinformation given to...
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Post on 7 Jul 2017
Surrogacy is the process by which another woman ('the Surrogate') carries and gives birth to a baby ('the Child') for other persons ('the Intended Parents'). Further information on the surrogacy process and the types available can be found here. The legal position Surrogacy is a legal but...
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Post on 31 May 2017
Egg donation has recently sparked controversial debate.  It takes different forms in the UK, encompassing altruistic donation of eggs, egg sharing and conception with donor eggs. There are varied reasons why people turn to egg donation including a desire to help another have a child, a lack of...
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