Louisa Ghevaert Head of Fertility and Parenting team at Michelmores is a leading recognised legal expert in UK fertility, parenting and family law.
"I know Louisa Ghevaert as a leading figure in the legal profession helping individuals and families affected by fertility problems. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in this area. Ms Ghevaert wrote the section on ‘Legal and regulatory risk for patients’ in ‘Reducing risk in fertility treatment’ published by Springer, which I edited. I was impressed by her depth and breadth of knowledge and her ability to relate to the needs of patients who find themselves having to deal with difficult legal conundrums arising from the complex law around aspects of fertility treatment. This includes matters such as surrogacy, legal parenthood, donor gametes and treatment overseas."
Dr Raj Mathur, Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Manchester Fertility Clinic, November 2017
"Louisa is an excellent fertility lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with her to help mutual international clients. Surrogacy is the most complex way to make a baby and international surrogacy is the most complex form of surrogacy. It’s important to have a lawyer who is across the complexity that is surrogacy law, as well as someone who cares for their clients. Louisa is both!"
Stephen Page, Harrington Family Lawyers, November 2017
"Congratulations on the expert help you provided your client. While money is not a replacement, at least now she'll be able to afford the surrogacy process. I love knowing that you're over in the UK changing the laws, and people's perceptions, about what we do. Your client chose her attorney wisely."
A US ART attorney, September 2017)
"Undergoing fertility treatment is not all about medicine. There are ethical problems, emotional problems, financial problems and significant legal problems. Whenever I have any legal issues that need to be addressed Louisa is a fantastic resource. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable but very approachable and provides a very swift response to any particular questions."
Mr Michael Dooley, Consultant Gynaecologist and Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, October 2015
Legal 500 UK
Louisa Ghevaert features in the Legal 500 UK 2016 for her specialist fertility law practice, which says:
"Clients ‘feel that they are in very safe hands’. Louisa Ghevaert is ‘enormously knowledgeable about surrogacy law’."
Louisa Ghevaert features in the Legal 500 UK 2015 for her specialist fertility law practice, which says:
"the exceptional Louisa Ghevaert is recommended for her knowledge of fertility law".
The Legal 500 is a leading guide to law firms in the UK. It is published annually and ranks law firms and legal practitioners with specialist legal expertise throughout the UK.
Chambers & Partners UK
Louisa Ghevaert is ranked as a leading expert in fertility and family law by Chambers & Partners 2017, which says:
"Louisa Ghevaert has a strong reputation for her work in parenting and fertility treatment-related matters, and is particularly praised for her surrogacy expertise…She is very good, extremely conscientious, and knows not just legal arrangements, but is very focused on providing a full service to clients."
Louisa Ghevaert is ranked as a leading expert in fertility and family law by Chambers & Partners 2016, which says:
"Louisa Ghevaert is widely recognised for her strength in surrogacy and private law children matters. Sources say. 'She is very knowledgeable and wise in her advice. If I had a surrogacy issue, it's her I would go to as I trust her to get it absolutely spot-on'".
Louisa Ghevaert was ranked as a leading expert in fertility and family law by Chambers & Partners 2015, which said:
"Louisa Ghevaert is a recognised expert in surrogacy, fertility and parenting law matters. She has experience in dealing with complex parenting matters, particularly those with an international element".
Louisa Ghevaert was ranked as a leading expert in fertility and family law by Chambers & Partners 2014, which said:
"Sources describe her as “an expert in a very difficult and specialised area of the law - she knows her subject extremely well and gives knowledgeable and sensible advice".
Chambers & Partners UK is published annually in October. It ranks UK law firms and legal practitioners with specialist legal expertise across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The International Family Law Practice
Louisa Ghevaert is a specialist contributor on surrogacy law to The International Family Law Practice Fourth (Third and Second) Editions, published by Jordans.
"The International Family Law Practice is a huge and impressive work ….. [it] has established itself as an indispensable part of the practising family lawyer's library and an equally useful work of reference for the judiciary and the academic community".
Nigel Lowe, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University, March 2015
Legal Sector Awards
Louisa Ghevaert's innovative and specialist fertility, parenting and family law practice was Highly Commended at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2013 in the Category of Excellence in Business Development and Innovation.
Louisa Ghevaert was shortlisted for the Family Law Awards 2013 in the Category of Most Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year. This recognised Louisa's pioneering, innovative and specialist legal practice in the field of fertility and parenting law and its intersection with family law.
Louisa Ghevaert's cutting-edge and specialist fertility, parenting and family law practice was shortlisted at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 in the Category of Innovation.
For further information or assistance please contact Louisa Ghevaert, Partner and Head of the Fertility and Parenting Team at Michelmores, by email email@example.com or call +44(0)207 7886382.