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Paul McCarthy writes for Today's Family Lawyer on surrogacy and immigration law

The Law Commission of England and Wales and Scotland recently published a report and draft Bill outlining recommendations to reform the law on surrogacy. 

Paul McCarthy, Senior Associate in our Geneva office, explores whether the proposed new law will help families embarking on a surrogacy arrangement outside the United Kingdom.

In a piece for Today's Family Lawyer, he comments that the report stops short when it comes to international surrogacy and only calls for very limited reform on nationality and immigration issues with the stated aim to be avoiding unnecessary delay. 

Whilst the Law Commission report is a welcome step, those setting on the path to starting a family through surrogacy should not hold their breath for a change soon. They may be grandparents by the time the law is updated.

Read the full article in Today's Family Lawyer here.

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