Families are formed in many different ways. Problematically the law on parentage does not join up internationally.
The frameworks that regulate legal parentage and assisted conception are complex and the legal recognition of parentage will depend on the specific circumstances. Our specialist team of family lawyers (often acting in conjunction with our immigration and tax, trust & succession teams) has extensive experience and can advise you on domestic and international fertility law, surrogacy and parentage matters.
Our experience includes:
- Parentage orders
- Donor conception and parenting arrangements
- Surrogacy (UK and international)
- Use of frozen embryos after divorce, separation or death
- Specialist wills and estate planning
Whether you’re a parent, guardian appointed by the court, child or an extended family member, we will work alongside you to ensure your needs are met. We work with a diverse range of families, including many same-sex parents and fertility patients.
We can help you beyond your legal cases. Members of our specialist team are at the forefront of this cutting edge area of law and, in the field of surrogacy, are appointed experts to a number of international initiatives.
Meet the Team
Will couples who were locked down together stay together? Cohabitation in the wake of COVID-19
When the first lockdown measures were introduced, many couples were faced with an ultimatum: either move in together or isolate separately
Untangling the Atlantic Knot: Wills for mixed US/UK couples
Before Chris and Sam “settle down”, they have decided to go on a sailing adventure. Their parents are insisting that they make Wills.
Grandparents and their children’s divorce
Guardianship of grandchildren following parent’s death or divorce
“Step parents” and their partners’ children
What happens to the children if the natural parent dies and what is my position as a step parent?
Sarah Higgins writes for Family Law on the paternity issues raised in AB v CD
Michael Wells-Greco has been quoted by The Times on the need for reform to the Gender Recognition Act
Michael Wells-Greco quoted in The Guardian, The Times and the Press Association on the judgment in which a transgender man lost his battle to be registered as father