The Surrogacy Landscape Podcast
Individuals and couples who explore surrogacy are trying to build that often long awaited family but in today's modern world, surrogacy is often talked about in hushed voices.
In recent years, we have seen a steady increase in parties exploring this pathway to parenthood; however despite this increase in demand, the law regulating surrogacy in the UK remains outdated and the legalities of entering into such arrangements can be a complex to navigate, leaving parties feeling vulnerable.
The Surrogacy Landscape Podcast is a three-part series exploring the legal implications of growing a family via surrogacy, to help couples and individuals get to grips with the landscape at the outset to ensure that their journey to parenthood is smooth and safe for all involved. Over the series we will look at the full surrogacy lifecycle, the practicalities that need to be considered and the law that currently governs the process in the UK. We will reflect on the proposed reform in the law in England and Wales to bring this country up-to-date, creating a system that is fit to cater to today’s modern family structures.
Over this series, we will look at the past, the present and the future of surrogacy in this country. In doing so we will speak to a number of leading industry voices and an intended parent to dispel some of the many myths, highlight the experience and look at where we are now, versus were we may be in 12 months’ time.
Our speakers in this series include:
- Andrew Powell, Barrister at 4PB
- Andrew Coutts, CEO of International Fertility Company
- Stuart Armfield, Father to newly born surrogate baby, Rio and a prominent figure on Instagram and TikTok
- Rahul Batra, Managing Partner at Hudson McKenzie, a specialist global immigration law firm based in London.
The trio of discussions – The Law, The Experience and The Future:
The trio of discussions can be found below and available to download on Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.
The podcast series is intended to provide an overview of the law regarding surrogacy and current developments in this area. It should not be relied on as a substitute for professional advice. . If you would like to discuss any of the points raised during the podcast, please do not hesitate to contact Harriet Errington or Pippa Cook.