The UK’s leading fertility lawyers

The UK’s first law firm to specialise in creating families, we have unrivalled experience and a long history of making change

What matters to us


We give our clients exceptional support because we believe, fundamentally, that children thrive with love no matter what their family’s structure or how it was made.

Our mission is to create loving families with legal security, and if legal solutions don’t yet exist to create them.

Meet our team

Natalie Gamble


Helen Prosser


Kelly Blaxall


Kirstie Porter-Smith

Operations Manager

Making a difference


We push boundaries both through our legal cases and the wider work we do.

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.

And in times of crisis, we have been there to support our community.

Our leading cases


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

We have helped make outdated legal principles work for the modern world, and have created easier paths for other families to follow.

In the news


The media regularly calls us as experts on surrogacy, LGBT+ families and fertility law, or because one of cases or campaigning work has hit the headlines.

Our directors Natalie and Helen are frequent voices on Radio 4 Today and Woman’s Hour, and in the national press and on TV news.

What our clients say to us…

We really appreciate the seamless support we’ve received. 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.

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. 

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.
It has been super hard trying to break down barriers.  Without you I wouldn’t have what I have.
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.  You made the whole process feel totally under control and understandable – despite the system’s flaws.
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
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.
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.
Thank you for making it such a pleasant, straightforward process for us.  We are absolutely delighted and still pinching ourselves.
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!
Massive thank you for the hard work that went into today’s result.  An absolutely extraordinary and wonderful day.  I put my AirPods in and went for a solitary walk when I got home and cried my eyes out 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.
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 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.
You were absolutely brilliant at getting us back home and making this whole process as easy as it could have been for us.
Many thanks for all your advice.  We would have been totally lost without your help.
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.
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.
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.

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. 

Our sibling organisation, Brilliant Beginnings


NGA Law directors Natalie and Helen established Brilliant Beginnings in 2013.  A non-profit surrogacy agency, it was the first UK surrogacy organisation to provide a fully-managed surrogacy pathway.

Brilliant Beginnings is committed to supporting safe ethical surrogacy in the UK and overseas, and to campaigning for surrogacy law reform.

Some of our awards

Family Law Awards 2021
Family Law Awards 2015
Chambers UK 2014
Legal 500
Solicitors Journal Awards 2016
10,000 Small Businesses Alumni

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