Law Commission: reforming surrogacy law

In May 2018, the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission finally began work on a surrogacy reform project. On 6 June 2019, it published a much-anticipated joint consultation paper, entitled “Building families through surrogacy: a new law”. Read Louisa Ghevaert's analysis of the proposals to reform surrogacy law and the wider context as featured in the July/August 2019 edition of Resolution's The Review Magazine.
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Perspectives on surrogacy law reform

Last Friday, 19 July 2019, Louisa attended The Law Commission’s surrogacy consultation event at Exeter University “Building families through surrogacy: a new law”. The Law Commission explained its proposals for surrogacy law reform and its new pathway to legal parenthood for surrogate born children. Read more about Louisa's perspectives on the proposals for law reform in Fertility Road Magazine.
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Emily Hartridge: Life you literally can’t plan for it

Emily Hartridge, TV presenter, Instagrammer and well-known Youtuber was the first person to be fatally injured in Britain when her electric scooter collided with a lorry near her home in South London. She had fought to preserve her fertility for the last three years. Just two days before her accident, she had announced that she was part way through fertility treatment to freeze embryos and start a family with her partner.
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Fertility preservation: extending the 10-year storage limit

On 6 June 2019 Baroness Ruth Deech QC introduced a Private Members’ Bill into the House of Lords. It calls for change to existing law and policy to extend the current 10-year storage limit for frozen eggs and sperm in the UK if people have not completed their family.
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