Post on 2 Feb 2016
On Monday 1 February 2016, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), released minutes confirming that it has for the first time approved an application by a UK scientist, Dr Kathy Niakan at the Crick Institute in London, to edit the genes of human embryos.  Although the HFEA, the UK...
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Post on 22 Jan 2016
There have been many recent developments in the fertility sector and associated law and practice. It remains a fast moving and evolving area on many fronts. The UK fertility watchdog, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), is currently considering an application by a group of...
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Post on 20 Jan 2016
Infertility affects one in seven heterosexual couples in the UK.  Fortunately, there are a number of family building options which can help you have a much wanted child or complete your family. Surrogacy Surrogacy is legal in the UK but it is legally restricted for public policy reasons. Surrogacy...
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Post on 20 Jan 2016
Is international surrogacy legal? There is no international harmonisation of surrogacy law and commercial surrogacy is lawful in some parts of the world and restricted or prohibited in other parts.  Surrogacy in the UK is legally restricted for UK public policy reasons. What are the differences...
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Post on 20 Jan 2016
What is surrogacy? Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman (the surrogate) carries a pregnancy on behalf of another (intended parent). Creating a family through surrogacy is an increasingly popular family building option. Surrogacy enables you to start a family and have a much wanted child.  Is...
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Post on 15 Jan 2016
Informed consent to treatment is one of the most important principles in healthcare and a fundamental feature of fertility law and treatment.  It is there to help protect you as a fertility patient, your future born child and others involved in your fertility treatment. The legal issues associated...
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Post on 8 Jan 2016
The decision to forge ahead with starting a family can be daunting, and even more so when it involves fertility treatment, donor eggs or sperm, surrogacy or if you have a complex personal situation.  Fertility treatment and assisted conception raises all sorts of questions about success rates,...
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Post on 6 Jan 2016
The New Year is a time to reflect on life and goals for the year ahead.  For many, this represents the dream of starting a much wanted family or establishing a positive family life. We know that family building options are evolving and the demands of parenting and family life are changing.  ...
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Post on 23 Nov 2015
The Guardian Weekend article looks at UK surrogacy and reform and features Michelmores' surrogacy and fertility law expert Louisa Ghevaert The Guardian Weekend article on surrogacy "The kindness of strangers" looks at surrogacy in the UK and debates surrogacy law reform.  It brings together a range...
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Post on 20 Nov 2015
  We recognise that children, and family is central to many people's lives. With 1 in 6 couples in the UK facing fertility issues and challenges, fertility and parenting law is an increasingly important part of helping to create much wanted families.  Our new, specialist Fertility and Parenting...
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