Donor conception and co-parenting

We can help with all aspects of UK law for parents, donors and co-parents through donor conception or co-parenting. We have leading expertise and practical experience in supporting LGBT+ and other donor-conceived families, having supported hundreds of families and been involved in many of the UK's leading cases which have shaped UK law.

How we help as donor conception law solicitors

We usually arrange a fixed fee Legal Review with an experienced solicitor in the first instance. If you are planning a family, we can help you understand who will be your child’s legal parents and what can be recorded on your child’s birth certificate, as well as guiding you on what you need to do with clinic forms and at birth registration. We can also advise on managing known donation and co-parenting relationships and what happens if your relationship breaks down, as well as any legal processes available to you to resolve problems, secure your status as parents or obtain British nationality for your child.

Contact us to arrange a meeting in person, by Skype or telephone.

You can fill in our contact form, call us on +44 (0) 20 3701 5915 or email us.

Helping you navigate donor conception law

With extensive practical experience, we help with all aspects of UK donor conception law. 

Securing your family's legal status

We can help you understand who will be your child's legal parents under UK law, and what steps you need to take (if any) to secure your family's status and what you need to do to make sure your child is British, as well as representing you in any legal processes involved.  

Known donation agreements, co-parenting agreements and other pre-conception agreements

We can help you put in place pre-conception agreements which are clear evidence if there is a dispute and help to minimise the risk of mismatched expectations which can often sow the seeds of later problems. We offer template pre-conception agreements which you can buy from us to complete yourselves (with or without legal advice) as well as bespoke advice and drafting services, all charged on a fixed fee basis.

Legal help with clinic donation

We help with the legal issues which arise in connection with donor conception at fertility clinics. We have successfully represented parents in many of the recent leading cases heard in the High Court in which parenthood forms were missed by fertility clinics, helping parents to secure their legal parenthood properly. We also deal with a range of other issues related to donor conception at fertility clinics, including storage issues, information rights, disputes and legal processes to secure parenthood for parents who are not automatically legal parents.

Specialist wills for donor conception and co-parenting

We prepare specialist wills for parents through donor conception and co-parenting. As well as giving us an understanding of the family dynamics involved, our long experience means that we can deal with any law quirks to make sure that you protect your child and any parents who are not formally legal parents. Our easy remote service enables you to make or update your wills via telephone/Skype and email, for a fixed fee.

Disputes relating to donor conception and co-parenting

We have leading experience providing legal advice and representation to those involved in disputes about children conceived through donor conception or co-parenting arrangements. That may include disputes about whether someone is a legal parent of a child, or disputes about the role a parent, donor or co-parent should have in the child's life. Find out more about how we help with children law disputes.

Looking for more information about donor conception law?

Our free online Knowledge Centre contains guidance, published articles and access to the law and forms and documents you may need, including:

Contact us to arrange a meeting in person, by Skype or telephone.

You can fill in our contact form, call us on +44 (0) 20 3701 5915 or email us.