Parentage, Fertility & Surrogacy Legal Services
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 our parentage, fertility & surrogacy lawyers
We help parents adopting children across borders, including advising on the cross-border recognition of adoption orders.
Arbitration is increasingly popular as an alternative means to resolve family disputes, both in respect of financial and children matters.
Children & Parental Disputes
We are well positioned to advise you on the best options for your children’s particular circumstances.
Divorce & Finances
Our family law specialists give clear advice on all financial aspects of divorce.
Family Mediation & Dispute Resolution
We advise on and offer several forms of dispute resolution, with each having their own merits.
International Family Law
No matter where you are based, our approach is supportive with a fast turnaround time where required.
Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements & Wealth Protection
We are recognised as being experts in the field of negotiating and drafting marital agreements.
Unmarried Couples & Financial Claims for Children
Our role is to advise you on how to obtain the best outcome, irrespective of your situation