Family Law Hub

Surrogacy and Fertility

Latest updates

  • Application, among others, to make two children, born under a surrogacy agreement, wards of court in circumstances where no parental order had been made transferring parental responsibility from the surrogate parents and child arrangements needed to be settled after the mother with care remarried. Judgment, 26/06/2018, free
  • The latest in a series of cases where there were errors with the paperwork in the fertility clinic. The President made a declaration that the applicant was the legal parent of the child. Judgment, 30/05/2018, free
  • Project to be run conjunction with Scottish Law Commission News, 04/05/2018, free
  • Parental order was granted to a married couple where the marriage was platonic. The President confirmed that a sexual relationship is not necessary for there to be a valid marriage. Judgment, 14/03/2018, free
  • Costs sought against former same sex partner after he abandoned his application for PR. The court held that the applicant's stance had not been so unreasonable that he should be liable for all the costs of the vacated proceedings. Judgment, 09/03/2018, free

Latest know-how

Latest training

  • Two webcasts taken from a webinar first broadcast live on 20 June 2017 Webcast, 22/06/2017, members only
  • 6 questions relating to the recorded webinar on Surrogacy and Parental Orders presented by Martin Kingerley on 30 June 2015. CPD course, 23/07/2015, members only
  • Marisa Allman of 36 Bedford Row provides a thorough grounding on the legal issues that couples need to consider before raising a family through non-traditional routes. Webcast, 06/07/2015, members only
  • In this webinar which was recorded on 30 June 2015, Martin Kingerley of 36 Bedford Row provides an update on the latest cases, law and regulation surrounding surrogacy agreements and parental responsibility. Webcast, 01/07/2015, members only


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