'Reform needed?' Louisa Ghevaert is featured by The Family Law Journal
This article, authored by Louisa Ghevaert from the Firm's Family team, was first published in the Family Law Journal (Legalease).
Louisa Ghevaert outlines the findings and recommendations contained in a report on UK surrogacy, including survey results..
The report of the Surrogacy UK Working Group on surrogacy law reform, Surrogacy in the UK: Myth busting and reform (the report) (November 2015), examined the current practice of surrogacy in the UK. In addition to myself, the Surrogacy UK Working Group comprises Dr Kirsty Horsey, senior lecturer at Kent Law School, University of Kent; Natalie Smith, trustee of Surrogacy UK; Sarah Norcross, director of the Progress Educational Trust; and Sarah Jones, a trustee of Surrogacy UK. The report analyses data, dispels myths that have shaped debate, and concludes that surrogacy law in the UK is out of date. The report also sets out recommendations for law reform, and best practice to safeguard the interests of surrogate-born children and improve surrogacy in the UK for intended parents and surrogates.