We have years of experience dealing with the law on assisted reproduction, including acting in leading cases on posthumous conception and embryo storage and winning changes to the law.
We can advise you on your legal rights, and facilitate discussions with your fertility clinic, the HFEA or the other person involved in your treatment to clarify or resolve the legal position.
We advise fertility patients on a range of disputed legal issues in relation to stored eggs, sperm or embryos, including:
Posthumous conception (where someone wants to use the eggs, sperm or embryos of someone who has died) and this is opposed by the storing fertility clinic,
Disputes in relation to stored embryos, eggs and sperm (including consent issues and disputes about the permitted length of storage),
Disputes about whether gametes and embryos can be imported or exported.
In some cases, it is necessary to make a court application, which may be an application for judicial review to challenge a fertility clinic or HFEA decision, or an application to the family court to resolve a dispute between individuals. We provide high quality legal representation services in these complex and sensitive cases, and our advice and representation is usually charged on an hourly rate basis (with clear estimates of cost given).
Find out more information about the law on assisted reproduction from our free online Knowledge Centre.