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“I never thought about being a Dad - until now”

Solicitor Natalie Gamble runs a family law firm and British surrogacy agency. The sector in this country, she assures me, is highly regulated. It’s an act of altruism from the surrogate

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- The Guardian, 24 October 2021

“Celebrities who welcomed children via surrogacy”

There are many reasons why parents-to-be opt for surrogacy when starting a family. But, despite a 350% growth in the use of surrogates in the UK and internationally in the last 12 years [via Brilliant Beginnings], it's not a topic that often comes up in c

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- Cosmopolitan, 22 October 2021

“Surrogacy is absolutely what I want to do”

Natalie Gamble is director of Brilliant Beginnings - another non-profit organisation in the UK which matches surrogates and intended parents. "We get around 100 enquiries a month from women who want to be surrogates

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- BBC News, 22 September 2021

“Family planning: how Covid-19 has placed huge strains on all stages of surrogacy”

Natalie Gamble of NGA Law is arguably the UK’s most revered fertility lawyer and campaigns for law change around the practice in the UK. She has never had so many urgent cases as in the last six weeks.

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- The Guardian, 14 June 2020

“Surrogacy Is Complicated—Then Add a Global Pandemic”

In the time of coronavirus, dozens of families are in the same predicament, says fertility lawyer Natalie Gamble at NGA Law. As coronavirus began to spread, she told Marie Claire: “In a few weeks there might be children born whose parents won’t be able to

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- Marie Claire, 17 May 2020

“Parents are hiring jets to see their surrogate children for the first time”

“We’ve sorted out a good system with the Home Office to get children who are born abroad British passports issued, now we have to work with the Foreign Office on travel,” says fertility lawyer and Brilliant Beginnings founder Natalie Gamble. “There are lo

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- Wired, 13 May 2020

“'Our baby was born to a surrogate abroad but coronavirus means we're stranded and can't bring her home'”

British couples who are having children through surrogacy overseas are facing issues going to their babies and getting them back home to the UK.

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- The Telegraph, 28 March 2020

“Surrogacy: new parents stuck in US amid Covid-19 shutdown”

“Their parents are extremely worried about how they will get to the US in time for their birth,” said Natalie Gamble, of NGA Law, a UK expert in fertility and surrogacy law. “These babies are their babies and they need to be responsible for them"

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- The Guardian, 26 March 2020

“Being a surrogate left me traumatised”

‘Surrogacy works incredibly well in the majority of cases. But it’s a long and emotional process,’ says Natalie...

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- The Telegraph, 8 March 2020

“Natalie on Victoria Derbyshire talking about surrogacy reform”

Natalie Gamble appeared on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show to discuss surrogacy reform in the UK.

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- BBC, 16 February 2020

“The biggest wins for LGBT+ rights in the 2010s and the battles yet to be won”

NGA Law, which has campaigned for surrogacy reform since 2007, wants the law to change so that the intended parents are the child’s legal parents from birth, along with clarifications that surrogates can be financially compensated...

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- Pink News, 1 January 2020

“Special feature podcast interviewing Natalie Gamble”

Meet Natalie Gamble, her firm NGA Law has just celebrated 10 years and was the first fertility law firm in the UK. She talked about how her always been about helping other people make their families possible and wanting to change the rules, change the law

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- The Fertility Podcast, 2 December 2019

“Surrogacy - a beautiful act of kindness and selflessness”

It’s fairly inflexible and obviously hasn’t fully moved with the times, although there have been a few tweaks here and there thanks to campaigning and legal challenges by the likes of Natalie Gamble from NGA Law. The law is currently under reform and ...

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- Fertility Road, 29 November 2019

“Scottish Catholic Church compared surrogacy to trafficking”

Natalie Gamble, a leading fertility lawyer who has two donor-conceived children and has been an egg donor, said: “What the Catholic Church is imagining just shows that they are not really familiar with how surrogacy works...

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- The Times, 19 October 2019

“La loi sur la GPA s’apprête à changer”

Celles-ci ont réalisé un travail très approfondi, interrogeant plus de 300 personnes pour rédiger un rapport de plus de 500 pages assure Natalie Gamble, avocate et militante renommée, favorable à la GPA.

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- La Croix (French newspaper), 22 June 2019

“I Was A Surrogate: Here's What People Ask About Having A Baby For Someone Else”

Brilliant Beginnings surrogate Lisa is interviewed for this Huffington Post piece

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- Huffington Post, 18 June 2019

“Parents should get automatic parental rights for surrogate children from birth, say Law Commissions”

Brilliant Beginnings – an organisation that supports gestational surrogates – states that expenses in the UK can include anything from travel costs, treatment costs, maternity...

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- The Independent, 7 June 2019

“Surrogacy in the UK: How the process works and what the law says”

Brilliant Beginnings suggests there is “no set figure”, but “it does often seem in practice that £12,000 to £15,000 is the going rate for UK surrogacy arrangements”

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- Huffington Post, 6 June 2019

“I fulfilled a stranger’s dying wish by using his frozen sperm to have a child.”

In 2003, it was recognised that men conceiving posthumously should be acknowledged as the fathers of their children .On the 1st of October 2009 it only had to be in writing and not signed to use a dead mans frozen sperm," state Natalie Gamble Associates."

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- The Sun, 23 May 2019

“Is surrogacy legal in the UK? How does it work and how much does it cost?”

Brilliant Beginnings – an organisation that supports gestational surrogates – states that expenses in the UK can include anything from travel costs, treatment costs, maternity...

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- The Independent, 10 May 2019

“‘I always wanted to be a dad’: the rise of single fathers by choice”

“We are seeing more men wanting to adopt than in recent years,” says Natalie Gamble, a lawyer specialising in fertility and surrogacy law.

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- The Guardian, 29 January 2019

“The UK’s restrictive surrogacy laws are hurting couples and pushing many abroad”

The UK's legal limitations were highlighted in a recent study published in the journal Human Fertility. "Surrogacy is legal, but it's restricted," said Natalie Gamble, who co-authored the study. Gamble runs NGA Law, and a not-for-profit agency Brilliant..

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- CNN News, 18 January 2019

“Surrogacy Order Ends 'Legal Limbo' For Single Parents.”

A family law firm that has campaigned to make surrogacy law more inclusive for a decade has welcomed change in legislation that will allow single parents to apply for parental orders and obtain a UK birth certificate.

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- Law Society Gazette, 8 January 2019

“Surrogacy isn’t about money. But the law must change to benefit women”

Natalie wrote in the Guardian about why UK surrogacy law reform should accept that surrogates can be and are paid more than expenses

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- The Guardian, 4 December 2018

“BBC Radio 4 Today Programme: should the law allow UK surrogates to be paid?”

Natalie was interviewed for the Today Programme together with Natalie Smith from Surrogacy UK, discussing the rules on payments to UK surrogates

- BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, 2 December 2018

“Radio 4: Surrogacy by Poppy Damon”

Natalie speaks with Poppy Damon about surrogacy laws in the UK and how different types of surrogacy work.

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- BBC Radio 4, 9 November 2018

“It's time to be grown up about surrogacy”

Brilliant Beginnings’ Helen Prosser says that’s a gross misunderstanding. ‘This is no different from advances in medical treatment that give parents the chance to have IVF’.

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- GQ Magazine, 31 October 2018

“BBC Radio 4 Woman's on reform of the Gender Recognition Act”

Natalie was interviewed as part of an hour long Woman’s Hour special on reform of the GRA, arguing passionately for better law for trans people

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- BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 16 October 2018

“Becoming a parent should not be denied to HIV positive gay and bisexual men”

As Natalie Gamble, one of the UK’s leading surrogacy lawyers, explained to me, the specific issue in relation to HIV positive parents...

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- Gay Times, 16 October 2018

“BBC Radio 4 discussion on surrogacy reform with Tom Daley”

Natalie was interviewed for BBC radio 4, together with Olympic gold-medallist and father through surrogacy Tom Daley, to discuss UK surrogacy law reform

- BBC Radio 4 PM, 3 October 2018

“How the law is catching up with surrogacy”

‘The court’s are left with the choice of undermining the rules or making legally correct decisions that do not promote the welfare of the child’ says Natalie Gamble, founder of NGA Law

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- The Times, 16 July 2018

“Born after your parents’ death: how technology is changing fertility rights”

Speaking at the time to the BBC, the couple’s solicitor Natalie Gamble said that the case rested on the “most fundamental legal principles on assisted reproduction – that the person who has given eggs or sperm should decide what happens to them”.

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- New Statesman, 12 April 2018

“BBC Woman’s Hour on the new surrogacy guidance”

Natalie Gamble was interviewed by Jennie Murray about the new government surrogacy guidance and the need for law reform

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- BBC Radio 4, 28 March 2018

“BBC Radio 5 Surrogacy with Dustin Lance Black”

Helen Prosser and several of our clients and surrogates discuss surrogacy in the U.K. and US with Tom Daley’s husband, Dustin Lance Black

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- BBC Radio 5, 27 March 2018

“Would you use a surrogate to have your baby, like Kim and Kanye?”

Helen Prosser, who is co owner of Brilliant Beginnings and NGA Law, says the legal framework in the UK is out of date and leaves parents and surrogates vulnerable.

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- Marie Claire, 17 January 2018

“Outdated surrogacy laws being overhauled amid warnings over risks for couples going overseas”

Natalie Gamble, a fertility lawyer, said deficiencies in the law were driving parents overseas.Ms Gamble said any new law must protect the rights and intentions of everyone involved in surrogacy.

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- The Independent, 14 December 2017

“Single people allowed to become legal parents of surrogate-born children for the first time”

This was challenged last year in a case brought by fertility law firm NGA Law. Natalie Gamble, fertility lawyer at NGA Law told The Independent that after the ruling the Government is supposed to ...

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- The Independent, 1 December 2017

“What is surrogacy? Everything you need to know”

'Some people do enter into private arrangements without an organisation but having the support of an agency is a sensible protection,' says Stephen Ashe from Brilliant Beginnings

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- Elle Magazine, 2 November 2017

“Should UK surrogates be openly compensated?”

Natalie was interviewed about surrogacy law reform, arguing for a more open approach to surrogate compensation

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- BBC Radio 4 Today programme (at 2:37), 4 October 2017

“To have and to hold: the rise of surrogacy in Britain”

Upstairs in this stylish space, with its iPad reception and aged-oak parquet floors, is the London headquarters of Brilliant Beginnings, one of only three surrogacy services in Britain.

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- British Vogue, 1 October 2017

“Why surrogate pregnancies are on the rise”

According to Helen Prosser, co-owner of Brilliant Beginnings and legal practice NGA Law, the intended parent is legally obliged to cover the surrogate’s expenses...

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- Evening Standard, 28 September 2017

“Surrogacy: where does the UK stand and should the law be reformed?”

The reality is that UK law does not restrict payments to surrogates to expenses – it only pretends to", pointed out Natalie Gamble and her colleague Helen Prosser....

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- International Business Times, 11 February 2017

“Hey, Miss Superstar, they're my frozen embryos too”

Sofia Vegara and her ex-fiancé engage in legal dispute over whether their two frozen embryos should be given life. Leading fertility lawyer, Natalie Gamble, says that this situation could never arise in the UK...

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- The Times, 11 December 2016

“The Trump effect: Gay parental rights in the US and how that affects gay people in the UK seeking to become parents”

Is the US in danger of making a dangerous U-turn on civil liberties that will affect British men going to the US for surrogacy? Now would be a good time for the UK to reconsider its surrogacy laws. Natalie Gamble Associates sets up petition...

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- Gay Star News, 21 November 2016

“NHS hospitals forcing surrogate families to hand over newborn babies in car parks due to "dire and outdated" laws”

Hospitals make surrogate mothers hand over newborn babies in car parks. Speaking to fertility lawyer, Natalie Gamble, these situations are relatively common due to the lack of legal recognition of surrogacy in the UK…

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- The Independent, 29 October 2016

“How three same-sex couples chose between sperm donation, surrogacy and adoption”

Michael and Jerome who conceived their son through a surrogacy arrangement in the UK, describe the legal framework as “outdated”. Natalie Gamble advises on the important factors to consider when embarking on a surrogacy journey…

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- The Huffington Post, 28 September 2016

“My legal life: Natalie Gamble”

Natalie explains how her passion to fight for families that are created through assisted reproduction, lead to the development of Natalie Gamble Associates, the UK’s first specialist fertility law firm...

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- Law Society Gazette, 26 September 2016

“UK woman allowed to use dead daughter's eggs in US”

A mother allowed to use her late daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild is granted permission to export them the US. Her solicitor, Natalie Gamble, said that she is delighted that the daughter’s wishes have finally been recognised…

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- BBC News, 9 September 2016

“Surrogacy law needs parental guidance”

Identifying surrogacy as an area of reform, the commission asks if the law governing surrogacy is keeping pace with social change. Speaking to fertility lawyer Natalie Gamble, of Natalie Gamble Associates, the answer appears to be...

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- Law Society Gazette, 28 July 2016

“'Solicitor wins fertility consent challenge'”

Suzi Denton explains that consent is one of the most fundamental foundations of the UK’s fertility laws and that winning the appeal was a definite highlight of her career…

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- Law Society Gazette, 11 July 2016

“Gay couple who paid surrogate mothers £40,000 for three babies declared legal parents”

A gay couple paid surrogate mothers they met on the internet more than £40,000 to give birth to three babies in less than six months, a court heard...

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- The Telegraph, 1 July 2016

“Judge condemns dishonesty of same sex couple in surrogacy case”

A same-sex couple who made arrangements with three surrogate mothers when trying to build a family have come under fire from a High Court judge...

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- Daily Mail, 1 July 2016

“Gay couple who 'bought' three babies in six months declared legal parents”

The couple’s application to be recognised as the children’s legal parents was upheld by the judge, after they lied about how much they paid the women – who they met online in a Facebook forum...

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- Pink News, 1 July 2016

“Mother fighting to fulfil daughter's dying wish WINS landmark case”

A bereft mother fighting to fulfil her daughter's 'dying wish' by using her frozen eggs to conceive a baby has won a landmark case which paves the way for her to give birth to her own grandchild...

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- Daily Mail, 30 June 2016

“Couple win legal battle against ruling on dead daughter's eggs”

A 60-year-old woman who wants to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to a grandchild has won a legal battle over what constitutes medical consent...

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- The Guardian, 30 June 2016

“British woman, 60, who wants to use dead daughter's eggs to conceive grandchild wins legal appeal”

A woman who wants to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won a Court of Appeal battle.

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- The Telegraph, 30 June 2016

“Woman wins Court of Appeal battle to use dead daughter's frozen eggs”

woman has won the right to give birth to her own grandchild using frozen eggs left behind by her dead daughter, the Court of Appeal has ruled...

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- The Independent, 30 June 2016

“Woman wins appeal to use dead daughter's frozen eggs”

A woman who wants to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won a Court of Appeal battle..

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- BBC news (2nd item on main national news), 30 June 2016

“Leading fertility lawyer dismisses claims new surrogacy laws would not promote strong families”

"I always find it terribly frustrating when people talk about not putting children from and centre" says leading fertility lawyer Natalie Gamble

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- TalkRadio, 23 May 2016

“Surrogacy laws for single parents to change after court ruling”

Surrogacy laws which prevent single people from claiming parental rights are set to change following a ruling by the Family Division of the High Court...

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- BBC News, 23 May 2016

“Single father wins legal right to bring up surrogate child”

Natalie Gamble, solicitor for the father, said "The UK has a proud tradition of taking a progressive approach to assisted reproduction and non-traditional families and this is a glaring anomaly"

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- The Times, 21 May 2016

“Mother fights to carry late daughter's frozen eggs”

A 60 year old woman in Britain wants to carry the frozen eggs of her deceased daughter who died from cancer...

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- CBS This Morning (US TV news), 25 March 2016

“Mother can appeal over daughter's frozen eggs”

A mother's hopes that she will be allowed to have.a baby by using the frozen eggs of her dead daughter were kept alive yesterday...

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- The Times, 25 February 2016

“There's nothing wrong with a mother giving birth to her own grandchild”

If it can be proven that the deceased woman wanted the pregnancy to take place, her final wishes shouldn’t be denied by lawyers quibbling over technicalities...

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- The Telegraph (comment), 25 February 2016

“Court lets mother appeal against ban on using dead daughter's frozen eggs”

A woman has been granted permission to appeal against a ban on her using her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to a grandchild....

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- The Guardian, 24 February 2016

“Mother clears hurdle on path to giving birth to own grandchild”

A mother has won the right to challenge a decision barring her from giving birth to her own grandchild using frozen eggs from her daughter who died of cancer...

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- The Telegraph, 24 February 2016

“Court upholds mother's appeal to use dead daughter's frozen eggs”

Mr and Mrs M's solicitor, Natalie Gamble, said they were delighted with Wednesday's ruling. "It means the Court of Appeal will now consider whether the HFEA and the court took too restrictive...

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- Buzzfeed News, 24 February 2016

“Woman who wants to use dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to grandchild allowed to continue legal bid”

A woman who wants to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has persuaded judges at the Court of Appeal...

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- ITV News, 4 February 2016

“The kindness of strangers: should surrogates be paid?”

Gamble now runs one of the leading fertility law firms in the UK, and has spent her career helping not only lesbian mothers, but others struggling with fertility clinics, parenting orders, donor conception disputes, co-parenting agreements and the like.

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- The Guardian (Weekend magazine), 28 November 2015

“Changes to surrogacy law in India?”

Helen was interviewed as a surrogacy expert by the BBC, discussing what the proposed changes to surrogacy in India will mean for UK parents

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- BBC News World Service, 29 October 2015

“Baby boy trapped in legal limbo after family judge rules father has no rights over his son”

A baby boy conceived as part of a commercial surrogacy arrangement between an American woman and a British man has been left trapped in legal limbo after a British court refused to recognise the man as his father because he is single.

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- The Telegraph, 8 September 2015

“Britain's top family judge rules that a single father has NO rights over his own son”

A single man's fight to be recognised as the sole parent of a surrogate baby boy that he paid to have born in America has been rejected by a leading High Court judge in a unique test case.

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- Daily Mail, 7 September 2015

“Should UK surrogacy be commercialised?”

Helen Prosser is one of the experts taking part in this national BBC One TV debate about whether UK surrogacy should be commercialised

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- BBC Sunday Morning Live, 26 July 2015

“Mother loses bid to use dead daughter's eggs to conceive grandchild”

A mother has lost her bid to use the frozen eggs of her dead daughter so she could give birth to a grandchild...

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- The Guardian, 15 June 2015

“Mother loses bid to use dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild”

A judge was told the woman's daughter who died from cancer, and can only be referred to as 'A' for legal reasons, had longed to have children...

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- Daily Mail, 15 June 2015

“Unregistered surrogate children creating legal timebomb, judge warns”

Natalie Gamble, a solicitor who specialises in fertility and family cases, represented the first family in a parental order case in 2008. One common problem, she said...

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- The Guardian, 19 May 2015

“Lawyer in the News: Natalie Gamble”

Natalie Gamble, 38, fertility and alternative family law solicitor, acted for a gay couple who had been tricked into an informal surrogacy arrangement

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- Law Society Gazette, 18 May 2015

“'It's about changing lives - and the law'. The UK's first fertility law firm is bringing groundbreaking cases and creating families.”

Read The Times' full page feature about NGA and Brilliant Beginnings, with Frances Gibb interviewing Helen and Natalie about our pioneering work

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- The Times, 14 May 2015

“Mother in legal battle to have dead daughter's baby”

Mrs M's statement added: "I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that, as far as A [the daughter] was concerned, her eggs held a life force and were living entities in limbo waiting to be born.

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- BBC News, 8 May 2015

“Mother in legal battle to bear dead daughter's child”

A mother is launching a legal battle for possession of her dead daughter's frozen eggs so that she can become pregnant with her own grandchild

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- The Guardian, 8 May 2015

“UK surrogacy laws must be reformed urgently says leading fertility lawyer”

Natalie Gamble, one of the UK's leading fertility lawyers, said "The law urgently needs changing"...

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- The Independent, 7 May 2015

“How to have a baby by surrogate in the UK”

It's cases like this which have led experts such as the UK fertility lawyer Natalie Gamble to campaign for better legislation...

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- The Telegraph, 7 May 2015

“High Court orders surrogate mother to hand baby to gay couple”

Lawyers are calling for rules surrounding surrogacy to be tightened up after a woman who had a child with a gay couple then refused them access was ordered to hand over the baby.

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- The Guardian, 6 May 2015

“Surrogate mother launched hate campaign against baby's gather father”

A 'duplicitive and manipulative' woman who tricked a gay couple into an informal surrogacy arrangement has been ordered to hand the toddler over to them

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- The Telegraph, 5 May 2015

“Gay couple wins High Court battle over baby girl”

Natalie Gamble, a solicitor specialising in surrogacy law who represented the fathers, told BBC Radio 4's Today Programme...

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- BBC News Online, 5 May 2015

“Surrogacy lawyer: disputes are quite rare”

Listen to Natalie interviewed by Sarah Montague about what the case tells us about the future of UK surrogacy law

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- BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, 5 May 2015

“Foreign Office warns: international surrogacy is complicated”

Discussion with Natalie, Caroline and Nigel Griffiths and Kim Bergman about the issues for UK parents going overseas for surrogacy (starts at 9 minutes)

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- BBC Radio 5Live with Adrian Chiles, 22 March 2015

“A mum, her son, and their baby”

Impatient to be a father, Kyle Casson was just 24 when he decided to seek out a surrogate to carry his child. But being a single gay man, his options were limited....

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- Daily Mail (front page headline), 7 March 2015

“How a father became the brother of his own son”

Lawyer Natalie Gamble, whose firm was involved in the Cassons’ case, explains that surrogacy using close family members has become commonplace...

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- The Telegraph, 7 March 2015

“Woman acted as surrogate mother for son's IVF baby”

Man in his 20s told he may adopt his biological son after court is told how he embarked on ‘process of becoming a father’ with assistance from his own mother

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- The Guardian, 4 March 2015

“British mum in bid for world first: I'll give birth to baby of my dead daughter”

In the first case of its kind in the world, the woman, age 59, and her husband will claim it was their daughter's dying wish...

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- Mail on Sunday (front page), 22 February 2015

“Call for change in the law to help childless couples”

On the 30th anniversary of baby Cotton's birth, Kim Cotton calls for changes to the law - Natalie comments

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- ITV news, 25 January 2015

“Surrogacy - 30 years on from baby Cotton”

Sheila McClennon interviews Natalie and Kim Cotton on the 30th anniversary of the UK's first surrogacy birth, asking what has changed and what the future holds

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- BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 2 January 2015

“Same-sex parenting in the UK”

Radio 4 feature on modern same-sex parenting in the UK, including comment from Natalie about the law

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- BBC Radio 4, 22 September 2014

“Surrogacy is on the rise in Britain, but it's a bit of a mess”

Next April surrogate parents will get parental leave. Natalie Gamble, a lawyer working at Brilliant Beginnings, another surrogacy agency, says...

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- The Economist, 5 September 2014

“Surrogate babies: where can you have them and where is it legal?”

Nicola Scott, a lawyer with UK family law firm Natalie Gamble Associates, says that about 25% of her firm's clients go to the US, often because they feel it is safer.

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- BBC News online, 6 August 2014

“The Moral Maze on surrogacy”

Michael Buerck hosts a debate on the ethics of surrogacy with a panel and expert witnesses including Nicola Scott

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- BBC Radio 4 The Moral Maze, 6 August 2014

“Gammy and the surrogate babies left behind”

Nicola Scott, a lawyer from Natalie Gamble Associates, which specialises in surrogacy and fertility legislation, explains: “There are certain countries, such as Thailand and India, where surrogacy is offered without the legal framework to support it.

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- The Telegraph, 5 August 2014

“International surrogacy laws in the spotlight amid row over baby Gammy”

Richard Perrins, a solicitor specialising in surrogacy at Natalie Gamble Associates, said an increasing number of couples were looking for surrogate mothers overseas because of the difficulty in finding one in their own country

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- The Guardian, 4 August 2014

“International surrogacy law”

John Humphrys interviews Nicola Scott about the baby Gammy case and how international surrogacy law works for UK parents

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- BBC Radio 4 Today, 4 August 2014

“Calls for clearer surrogacy rules after Thai Downs case”

Nicola Scott, a British lawyer specialising in fertility issues, says a lack of regulation leaves the child vulnerable because issues such as termination are not discussed in advance

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- BBC News online, 3 August 2014

“Baby Gammy and the need for international surrogacy law”

BBC national TV news interviews Nicola Scott about surrogacy law

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- BBC TV news, 2 August 2014

“British baby passport row: 'I feel helpless' says father”

Natalie Gamble, the Patels’ lawyer, explained that normally it can take between three and four months - almost half the six months it has taken the Patels...

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- The Telegraph, 15 July 2014

“Beware the surrogacy cowboys: would-be parents warned of deception and malpractice”

"British surrogacy law needs to be brought up to date" according to Helen Prosser of surrogacy agency Brilliant Beginnings...

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- The Independent, 4 May 2014

“How surrogacy law needs to change”

Jenni Murray interviews Natalie about the changes to maternity leave for surrogacy, and how else surrogacy law needs to change

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- BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 25 April 2014

“NHS fertility treatments allow two-mum families to reach record levels”

Natalie Gamble, a leading fertility lawyer, said: “The law used to say that before offering treatment clinics had to consider the welfare of any child born without a father...

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- The Independent, 27 March 2014

“The couple having four babies by two surrogates”

Lawyer Natalie Gamble confirms there are similar cases but she believes it is a trend which is largely unique to the sub-continent. "I wouldn't say it's routine but it's not uncommon in India," she says...

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- BBC News online, 28 October 2013

“Wanted: man to share child and bills but not my life”

Nicola Scott, a lawyer with Natalie Gamble Associates, a firm that specialises in fertility and parenting law, said "We have seen a lot of success stories. We advise people to...

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- The Sunday Times, 11 August 2013

“Yotam Ottolenghi: why I'm coming out as a gay father”

When my son Max was born six months ago, I didn't think it was anybody else's business. But after five years of trying to become a father, I've decided to share the long, hard road to gay parenthood...

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- The Guardian, 3 August 2013

“Red Magazine's 101 ways to make a family”

"I'm constantly surprised by how many variations there are on having a child" says Natalie Gamble, the first lawyer in the UK to specialise in fertility issues...

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- Red magazine, 5 February 2013

“Donor dads win right to see their children”

Sperm donors were handed the right to see and play a part in the lives of their biological children in a landmark High Court case yesterday...

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- Daily Mail (front page headline), 1 February 2013

“Sperm donors who know parents can apply to see children, court rules”

Sperm donors who know the parents can apply for contact with their biological children, a court has ruled. The case, the first of its kind...

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- The Guardian, 31 January 2013

“Should commercial surrogacy be legalised in the UK?”

"Surrogacy has become much more accepted" said fertility lawyer Natalie Gamble. "People are much more aware of it and the fact that options are available internationally...

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- Metro, 23 January 2013

“Rise in number of couples seeking wombs for hire abroad”

Natalie Gamble, a lawyer specialising in surrogacy cases, added: "People can go overseas and deal with commercial agencies and then come back and ask for a parental order...

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- The Independent, 28 November 2012

“Supermarket worker, 24, in legal bid to become Britain's first single father using a surrogate”

A 24-year-old male supermarket worker is preparing for a legal battle to become Britain's first single surrogate parent. Kyle Casson, from Doncaster...

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- Daily Mail, 8 November 2012

“Known sperm donation on Woman's Hour”

Jenni Murray discusses known sperm donation and what can go wrong with Natalie, sperm donor Mark Langridge and Chief Exec of the National Gamete Donation Trust Laura Witjens

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- BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 1 November 2012

“Gay sperm donor told to pay maintenance for 'his' two children”

A gay man who donated his sperm to enable a lesbian couple to have two children is being forced by the Child Support Agency to pay for their support – 13 years after the first child was born...

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- The Guardian, 26 October 2012

“Gay couple win right to be parents of twin boys in legal first after Indian surrogate mother vanished before giving consent”

A gay couple has won the right to be recognised as the legal parents of twin boys after the surrogate mother they paid to carry them disappeared...

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- Daily Mail, 3 October 2012

“Judge warns of pitfalls of surrogacy after mother disappears before giving consent”

A judge has warned of the pitfalls of surrogacy after a desperate couple were forced to resort to a court order to have twin babies recognised as theirs...

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- The Telegraph, 3 October 2012

“A surrogate had my baby but I want maternity pay too”

A mother who had a child using a surrogate is taking the government to the High Court to win the right to receive maternity pay...

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- The Sunday Times, 23 August 2012

“Civil partnerships five times more popular than expected with over 50,000 British same-sex couples tying the knot”

Sarah Wood-Heath, a solicitor at Natalie Gamble Associates, which specialises in non-traditional family law, said: “An increase in dissolutions is a natural progression...

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- The Independent, 31 July 2012

“Campaign for maternity rights for parents through surrogacy”

ITV Daybreak interviews Natalie about the campaign for maternity leave rights for UK parents through surrogacy

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- ITV Daybreak, 23 April 2012

“Gay parenting: it's complicated”

"English law applies its own rules as to who the parents are, irrespective of what happens abroad," says Natalie Gamble, the country's leading fertility lawyer. "So even if you're named as the parent on a US birth certificate, English law will say...

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- The Guardian Weekend magazine, 21 April 2012

“Surrogacy and maternity leave campaign in Parliament”

Jenni Murray interviews Natalie about the lack of maternity leave rights for UK parents through surrogacy

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- BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 17 April 2012

“Surrogacy mother launches maternity leave challenge”

Natalie Gamble, an expert in fertility law, said that only mothers who were pregnant or those who have adopted are entitled to take maternity leave under the existing rules, which left “a gap” in cases where mothers used surrogates...

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- The Sunday Telegraph, 18 March 2012

“The childless UK couples considering Indian surrogates”

There are not only medical warnings but according to leading surrogacy lawyer Natalie Gamble, legal issues too. "The first hurdle is immigration, and in many cases conflicting laws will mean that the child is born stateless," she says...

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- BBC News, 15 November 2011

“Surrogacy: parenting the hard way”

Alice Jolly and her husband knew they could offer a loving home to one of the thousands of British children awaiting adoption. So why were they forced to go abroad instead and use a surrogate to get the child they longed for?

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- The Independent, 15 November 2011

“Surrogacy law on Woman's Hour”

Jane Garvey talks to Natalie about the state of UK surrogacy law and whether reform is needed

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- BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 3 June 2011

“Surrogacy: the brave new world of making babies”

Natalie Gamble is one of this country’s leading fertility lawyers, specialising in surrogacy, who won a landmark legal case last year...

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- The Telegraph, 22 January 2011

“Surrogacy on The Vanessa Show”

Vanessa Feltz discusses surrogacy with Natalie, parent Fiona, surrogate Carol and guest Mylene Class

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- TV Channel 5, 19 January 2011

“After the birth of Elton and David's son, can the UK deliver surrogacy reform?”

"UK surrogacy law has always been an unworkable compromise" says Natalie, writing a comment editorial for the Guardian

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- The Guardian, 29 December 2010

“You can tell everybody, this is our son: Elton John becomes a father at 63”

Natalie Gamble, a specialist in fertility law, said: "Their legal status in California will not be automatically recognised here, and they will need to apply to the UK high court for a parental order which legally recognises them as parents."

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- The Guardian, 28 December 2010

“Surrogacy couple: paying American woman was our last chance for a child”

In a rare legal case, a senior family court judge allowed the couple to keep their newborn child, even though they had payed more than the “reasonable expenses” permitted under English law to the birth mother in Illinois.

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- Daily Telegraph, 11 December 2010

“Childless couples win right to pay a surrogate mother to bear their child”

A couple who illegally paid a surrogate to have their baby will keep the child after a landmark court ruling. In a case which may open the floodgates to foreign surrogacies, the Britons paid an American an unspecified sum to carry their child...

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- Daily Mail, 9 December 2010

“Childless couples win the right to pay surrogate mothers”

A senior family court judge allowed a British couple to keep a newborn child even though they had technically broken the law by giving more than “reasonable expenses”. His comments, among the first in recent years on the subject by a senior legal figure..

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- Daily Telegraph (front page headline), 9 December 2010

“The Pink List (the 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain today)”

No.88 Natalie Gamble - Established her own family through donor conception and became a pioneer in fertility law. Heavily involved in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 and was nominated in 2008 as Stonewall's Hero of the Year...

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- Independent on Sunday, 1 August 2010

“Couples who pay surrogate mothers could lose right to raise the child”

Natalie Gamble, a lawyer who acted for the parents in both those cases, said: "If you don't get a parental order the English couple aren't seen as the child's legal parents...

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- The Guardian, 5 April 2010

“New surrogacy law eases the way for gay men to become legal parents”

"These changes bring the law up to date with the realities of modern 21st-century life and recognise that increasing numbers of same-sex and unmarried couples are having children together," said Natalie Gamble...

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- The Observer, 28 March 2010

“Daddies be damned. Who are the British women who think fathers are irrelevant?”

As leading fertility law specialist Natalie Gamble says: 'The recent changing of the wording is designed to be welcoming to different family forms. Single women are now in no worse a position...

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- Daily Mail, 31 October 2009

“Women who use surrogates in fight to claim maternity leave”

Natalie Gamble said surrogacy is still regarded as an "exotic rarity", which means statutory maternity leave does not apply. Ms Gamble said: "The lack of right to maternity leave is tied up with the fact the surrogate mother is...

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- Evening Standard, 27 October 2009

“Couple win battle to save frozen embryos from destruction”

A couple spoke of their joy and renewed desire to have children last night after ministers allowed them to keep frozen embryos that otherwise would have been destroyed...

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- The Times, 10 September 2009

“Embryo storage u-turn allows couples chance of parenthood”

Natalie Gamble, a solicitor specialising in fertility issues and representing the Gladwins, said: "While the announcement gives much needed hope to men and women whose precious embryos have already reached the end of their five year storage term...

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- Daily Telegraph, 9 September 2009

“Woman cancer survivor told she cannot keep frozen embryos”

Melanie Gladwin, 28, had her embryos frozen in 2003 after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and, unable to have children herself, expected to use them in the future to have children through surrogacy. However an "oversight"...

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- Daily Telegraph, 7 August 2009

“Crusading mother in race to save 'death row' embryos”

Dozens of women will be denied the chance to have children unless a mother wins her legal fight to halt the destruction of frozen embryos...

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- Daily Mail, 6 July 2009

“Mother fights for embryos 'on death row'”

A mother who faces losing 11 frozen embryos is leading a campaign on behalf of dozens of women to change rules that would prevent them having more children...

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- Sunday Times, 5 July 2009

“Surrogacy and maternity leave on Woman's Hour”

Jenni Murray talks to Natalie Gamble and Kim Palmer from Surrogacy UK about surrogacy and the lack of maternity rights for parents

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- BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 28 May 2009

“Parents who hire foreign surrogates risk losing children”

Natalie Gamble, a fertility law specialist, warned that hundreds of parents who use women in India to have a child are facing a legal timebomb. Many are failing to register as their baby's legal parents so effectively have no rights...

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- Evening Standard, 28 May 2009

“BBC Radio 4's File on Four - Surrogacy”

Jon Manel investigates whether UK surrogacy law is keeping pace with the increasing numbers of British couples having children through surrogacy, and interviews Natalie and the parents from the first international surrogacy case from the Ukraine

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- BBC Radio 4, 27 January 2009

“Couple win fight for custody of ‘stateless' surrogate twins”

Yesterday, after a year of legal wrangling, the British couple won custody of the twins when a judge sanctioned their £23,000 payment to the surrogate, the highest such payment ever authorised by the British courts. The parents' solicitor Natalie Gamble..

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- Daily Mail, 12 December 2008

“British surrogacy ruling saves baby twins from Ukraine orphanage”

A High Court judge called yesterday for a review of Britain’s surrogacy laws after making a ruling that rescued baby twins from a legal limbo, which had left them “marooned, stateless and parentless” in Ukraine...

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- The Times, 12 December 2008

“Stonewall awards attract top names to V&A ceremony”

Hero of the Year nominees include Natalie Gamble – prominent in the campaign to secure equal legal recognition for same-sex families and an end to discrimination against lesbians in fertility treatment; spoke publicly of her own positive experience...

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- Pinknews, 6 October 2008

“MPs clash over fathers, lesbians and what people in the pub think is natural”

Evan Harris MP said in Parliament: "Natalie Gamble, a fertility lawyer dealing with discrimination cases, has stated: ‘to say that no lesbian couples are denied treatment as a result of the need for a father provision is simply untrue...

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- Pinknews, 21 May 2008

“The embryo Bill debate: do families need fathers?”

The bill currently being debated in parliament replaces the requirement that fertility clinics consider a child's "need for a father" with the phrase "supportive parenting". "The difference is crucial," fertility law expert Natalie Gamble told...

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- The Guardian, 20 May 2008

“Parenting with heart, by Jane Czyzselska”

None of this would have been possible, says fertility law expert Natalie Gamble, had the women been given equal access to safe and licensed treatment where all involved have a clear legal status and the children have guaranteed rights...

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- The Guardian, 13 May 2008

“BBC Radio 4 Today Programme discusses rights for lesbian parents”

Evan Davies discusses with Natalie the proposed Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill changes for lesbian and single parents

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- BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, 12 May 2008

“Pro-life MPs threaten access to IVF”

The difference between these two phrases is crucial,' said fertility law expert Natalie Gamble. 'The words "supportive parenting" do not discriminate against single and lesbian women, but "the need for a father" clearly does...

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- The Guardian, 11 May 2008

“Times lawyer of the week: Natalie Gamble”

Natalie Gamble advised Andy Bathie, who agreed, in a private arrangement, to donate sperm to a lesbian couple to have two children. He was pursued later by the Child Support Agency...

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- The Times, 15 January 2008

“Twins marry each other”

Lawyer Natalie Gamble, an expert on fertility regulations, said: "Equality rules mean clinics have to give treatment to single women and same sex couples anyway...

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- Evening Standard, 11 January 2008

“Lawyer in the news: Natalie Gamble”

She has advised Andy Bathie, the sperm donor who helped a lesbian couple have two children and is being pursued by the Child Support Agency (CSA) for maintenance...

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- Law Society Gazette, 13 December 2007

“Lesbian mother hits back in row over donor's support payments”

A lesbian claiming child support from her firefighter friend has rejected his claim that he is being unfairly treated. Andy Bathie said yesterday that he was being made to support their son and daughter, in a case believed to be the first of its kind...

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- The Guardian, 4 December 2007

“Sperm donor pays maintenance to lesbians”

A sperm donor who helped a lesbian couple have two children is now being forced to pay thousands of pounds for their upbringing, he said...

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- Daily Telegraph, 3 December 2007

“BBC Radio 4 Today Programme discusses whether children 'need a father'”

John Humphrys fields a discussion between Natalie Gamble and Baroness Deech on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill and rights for lesbian parents

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- BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, 19 November 2007

“The lawyer who has never met her children's father”

The new reform of fertility laws allowing father-free parenting has placed Natalie Gamble and her children at the heart of a bitter national debate

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- Evening Standard, 13 November 2007