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05 Jun 2023 Surrogacy Law: In conversation with Harriet Errington

Following the recent Surrogacy Reform Bill in the Spring, Family Partner, Harriet Errington has been featured in the Summer 2023 (Pride Edition) of Fyne Times in an ‘In Conversation with’ segment looking at the risks posed by outdated legalisation.

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03 May 2023 Why UK surrogacy laws need a ‘real overhaul’

Family Partner, Harriet Errington provides legal commentary in a thought provoking piece by Eloise Hendy in The Independent on the complicated system governing surrogacy in the UK.

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04 Apr 2023 The Surrogacy Landscape Podcast discusses newly published law reforms

In part four of the podcast, we discuss the draft legislation & the final report that outlines recommendations for a robust new system to govern surrogacy in England and Wales with Barrister, Andrew Powell and Fathers, Stuart Armfield and Francis Haugen.

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27 Oct 2022 Reforms to surrogacy law are urgent

In The Times, Family Partner, Harriet Errington highlights how with the right safeguards, intended parents should be the legal parents from birth in surrogacy cases.

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22 Sep 2022 The legal considerations surrounding surrogacy

In the Solicitors Journal, Family Partner, Harriet Errington and Associate, Pippa Cook explore the law surrounding international and domestic surrogacy and argue the need for reform.

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06 Jun 2022 The Surrogacy Landscape Podcast – Episode Three, The Future.

In Episode Three, Family Partner, Harriet Errington welcomes Barrister, Andrew Powell and intended parent, Stuart Armfield to delve into the future of surrogacy.  Harriet, Andrew and Stuart explore some peculiarities with the laws surrounding surrogacy in the country and consider what intended parents might want to change, what could be adopted from other jurisdictions and what reform might look like in the future.

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17 May 2022 The Surrogacy Landscape Podcast – Episode Two, The Experience

In Episode Two, Family Partner, Harriet Errington talks to a new parent, Stuart Armfield, who has recently navigated surrogacy with his husband. welcoming son Rio into the world last year. Harriet draws on the expertise of Andrew Coutts from the International Fertility Company and Immigration law specialist, Rahul Batra from Hudson McKenzie to collectively look at the considerations for couples and individuals looking to grow a family via surrogacy and where one might start, with a special focus on international surrogacy.

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16 May 2022 Galleon Insider: Crypto assets during divorce

In a recent industry update from Galleon, Family Partner, Harriet Errington reflects on how crypto currency assets are dealt with during divorce.

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06 May 2022 The Surrogacy Landscape Podcast – Episode One, The Law

In Episode One, Family Partner, Harriet Errington is joined by Andrew Coutts – the CEO of the International Fertility Company and Barrister, Andrew Powell from 4PB. Collectively Harriet, Andrew Coutts and Andrew Powell discuss the definition of surrogacy and the science involved. Together they explain the current laws in place in England and Wales and how these differ to those overseas to support both couples and individuals looking to explore and pursue that often long awaited family.

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05 May 2022 Surrogacy – your questions answered

The concept of surrogacy has historically been seen as a taboo subject. As a result, it is not surprising that many may be unfamiliar with the process and the legal implications in this jurisdiction. With the ever increasing role surrogacy plays in modern families and its growth in popularity, particularly in recent times, we seek to address below some of the questions you might have about the process.

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