Leading fertility lawyers who create families

With unrivalled experience helping create UK families. we know that children thrive with love no matter what their family’s structure or how it was made. 

The UK’s most experienced surrogacy lawyers

 

We have helped create nearly 2,000 families through surrogacy, and acted in nearly all the leading cases which have shaped UK surrogacy law. We make the law work on the ground, offering a full range of UK legal services and winning change for our surrogacy community.

Donor conception and assisted reproduction law services

 

We help families being created in different ways, including known donation, multi-parent families and LGBT+ parents.

Whether you are making a pre-conception agreement, resolving legal parenthood or securing British nationality for your child, we can help.

Adoption law services

 

Adoption orders can be used to secure the status of families, including LGBT+ families, step-parents and parents who have conceived through assisted reproduction or adopted overseas.

Whether you need to protect your legal parenthood, secure recognition of an overseas adoption or resolve British nationality for your child, we can help.

Making a difference

 

We push boundaries, both through our legal cases and by taking every opportunity to move law and policy foward.

We have been behind many of the positive legal steps forward for LGBT+ families and families created through assisted reproduction over the past 15 years.

Sharing our knowledge

 

Our free online Knowledge Centre contains guidance and resources on surrogacy, conception and adoption law, and is widely relied upon by families and professionals. 

Our leading fertility law cases

 

We have managed many cases which have set legal precedents on surrogacy, sperm donation, LGBT+ parenting, posthumous conception and embryo storage.

Our leading cases have made outdated legal principles work for the modern world, and created paths for other families to follow.

Considering surrogacy and need more support?

Our sibling organisation, Brilliant Beginnings, is a non-profit surrogacy agency, founded by the NGA Law directors in 2013 to support safe ethical surrogacy.

Brilliant Beginnings offers personal advice consultations as well as managed surrogacy pathways in the UK and USA which include full legal support from NGA Law. 

What our clients say to us…

We really appreciate the seamless support we’ve received in this process. I work with a lot of lawyers and other professional services organisations for one reason or another and I have to say this was up there as the best experience yet.

Massive thank you for the hard work that went into today’s result.  I went for a solitary walk when I got home and cried thinking at how monumental today is, how amazing your team has been, how gracious and kind the judge was, how we are making history thanks to you, how hardly anyone has any idea how long and difficult this journey has been, how lucky I am to have the incredible team I do.  And most of all the blessing and love of my children in my life.

Thanks to you my daughter has a chance of a “full” brother or sister. You are amazing and I am sure many of your clients feel the way I do and are eternally grateful. I am thrilled – it would never have happened without you.

You and the team have been amazing at getting this pushed through so quickly and we really are most grateful.

I really do think of how much you helped and advised me back when I was tying to find my way forward in all of the difficult paperwork side of things.  Also, the support and guidance you gave on our call, meant so much and I still think of you as being part of how we all got here. Thank you forever from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you to you and the team for your guidance, not just with the parental order but with all your help.  I would love to say we hope to work together again, but we looked at each other the other day when all three children had been coughing all night and said ‘we are done!’. We feel so privileged and so grateful to you and everyone who helped along the way.

Thank you for all your help on this.  You provided an excellent service, and an even better outcome.  I don’t think we can still quite believe that we’ve got here and are at the end of this journey.

Your advice has been really clarifying, which has been my main struggle with this specific issue.  You have given me hope, and I’m wishing you all the best for making my day a little brighter!

Thank you for making it such a pleasant, straightforward process for us.  We are absolutely delighted and still pinching ourselves.

We can’t thank you enough for all the hard work you’ve put in to obtain our order for us.  This [bouquet] seems a poor token for our immense gratitude.

You were absolutely brilliant at getting us back home and making this whole process as easy as it could have been for us.

You have been just absolutely amazing throughout and we feel incredibly lucky to have discovered you and Brilliant Beginnings. Thank you so much for setting them up in the first place.

Thank you so much.  You made the whole process feel totally under control and understandable – despite the system’s flaws.

Many thanks for all your advice.  We would have been totally lost without your help.

It has been super hard trying to break down barriers.  Without you I wouldn’t have what I have.

As a single male to female transgender person looking to start a family through international surrogacy, thank you for making me feel welcomed and supported.

2020 has been a hard and emotional year, but thanks to your support and advice it was also a year in which I could breathe without fearing I was doing something in the incorrect way.  You really made things go easier than I had anticipated and your professional and caring guidance was truly appreciated.

I would like to thank everyone in the NGA office for handling my case in a very thoughtful way.  You are, indeed, very special people in the sector

I am not sure where to start with how grateful we are for all the support you have given us.  A whole heartfelt thanks – we will never forget everything you did for us.  You are very special people.

I just want to say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the team that worked on this for me and [my daughter]. It goes without saying that I could not have done this without you. You have made this process as painless as possible for me, which I massively appreciate.

We really appreciate your time yesterday talking us through the legal aspect. We took a lot away from the session which was so valuable.

You have certainly been more than just a purveyor of legal information. You have provided support and have been a driving force to bring the legal system in line with the realities of modern life.

Thank you so much to the whole team again. You really made it a pain free process. And even on the court date we felt so much more confident with you there (+all the work the whole team did). Brilliant news and so great to see the order. Makes it much more real.

It’s been a pleasure to work with all of you. If only everyone in the journey had been as kind and organised as all of you at Brilliant Beginnings and NGA! We’re so grateful for all of your help and guidance. I’m sure we’ll be in touch in the future when we embark on surrogacy journey number two. 

I can’t begin to tell you how grateful we are. To us, you and your team are like the super heroes who swooped in and saved the day. At a time when our world seemed to be falling apart, you stepped in and gave us hope, reassurance and facilitated a path to bring our babies back home safely [from Ukraine]. You are forever a part of our little girl’s story.

We would like to thank you immensely for your support and guidance through this process. The Court process was interesting and lovely. We felt very moved by it. You’ve both been super helpful , encouraging and made the process so much easier. Thank you ever so much, we are so grateful. 

Thank you to you all for all your hard work in preparation for the hearing which made it go so smoothly and quick. You are all incredible ladies! 

Thank you so much for your incredible support in getting us to this final point in our journey. You’ve both been beyond amazing and we can’t thank you enough for your hard work, dedication and most of all taking the time to get to know us.

We got there so thank you to BB and NGA Law!  A really smooth process and we are very grateful to the team.

We just wanted to send a big “thank you” for prepping us for our day in court. It went really smoothly. Half a dozen couples and their babies all in together for the orders to be made. We’re really grateful for all your help and support.

Such a wonderful outcome and I can’t thank you enough for your work, support and exceptional professionalism. The judge was also impressed which I imagine is a rare event for her 🙂

It honestly feels incredibly to have at last drawn a line under X’s adoption journey and know he is now recognised as a full member of our family in the eyes of the law. It was quite emotional for us as X’s legal adoption story has been one battle after another and as the reality of yesterday sinks in it is a relief to know it has finally come to an end.

It has been a real pleasure to work with you and colleagues in NGA – everyone is so professional and supportive, and it has been absolutely amazing! Thanks a million and best regards.

Thank you very much to you, Kelly and the entire team for working so hard for us. We have had an excellent service which both of us are very happy and pleased about. Thank you for keeping us so well informed every step of the way. Knowing that you were working for us made us feel extremely confident that things would be handled as professionally and efficiently as possible.  We can’t thank you enough. You are a great team.

Thank you for everything you have done for us 3 you have always kept us in the loop with what has been going on, you have all been so kind, understanding, sympathetic and done everything you set out to do. Although this is a situation we should never have been in none of this was your fault so it shouldn’t go amiss with how good you have all been. For that we are grateful… Thank you for everything and for making the awful situation easier. You are all great.

We would like to thank the whole NGA team for getting us this far, you have all been wonderful. A very special thanks to Robyn who has had to hold our hands through the whole process of gathering and presenting the supporting information and has always done her best to explain the requirements in the simplest terms. 

There are no words that can express our depth of gratitude for your expert help, kindness, patience and support in bringing our baby into the world.  The people and organisations you have introduced us to and your advice has been exceptional. It has been quite a hard journey to get here and we’re so happy.  We literally just can’t imagine how it would have been without Brilliant Beginnings and NGA.  

Still have questions?

 

If you need legal advice or want to make an appointment, feel free to get in touch.

We are here to help however we can.