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Surrogacy during the Covid-19 pandemic

The global Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed life as we know it and caused massive disruption. Global travel restrictions are creating all manner of logistical difficulties for intended parents, surrogates and surrogate born children. The halt of fertility treatment and wider uncertainty brought about by the virus creates many legal and wider issues too for those embarking on, or part way, through a surrogacy arrangement. 
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Fertility Treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis has brought about catastrophic disruption and change to all aspects of life. It has hit fertility treatment patients and the fertility sector particularly hard. On 18 March 2020, The British Fertility Society issued guidance for the care of fertility patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. It suspends fertility treatment services at UK fertility clinics, save for urgent fertility preservation cases.
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The UK Supreme Court awards damages for commercial surrogacy

A landmark ruling by The UK Supreme Court awards damages to a woman for Californian commercial surrogacy following a delay in detecting cancer in smear tests and biopsies. Leading UK fertility and family law expert Louisa Ghevaert provided expert evidence on surrogacy, donor conception and fertility law in this case.
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The British Fertility Society’s Modern Families Day 2020

The British Fertility Society's Study Week 2020 will be delivered 'virtually' this year given the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of this virtual study week, Louisa Ghevaert will re-join the panel of expert speakers at its annual Modern Families Day on 15 June 2020 and deliver a session addressing the legal aspects of surrogacy. This virtual Modern Families Day training module is aimed at UK doctors and fertility nurses.
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