A dispute involving a surrogate born child raises complex legal issues under fertility and family law in the UK. They can be even more challenging when they involve a straight surrogate, a surrogate who was a family member or close personal friend or an international element or conflict of law. Legal difficulties and disputes can encompass a wide range of issues, including:
- Level of payments to a surrogate.
- A surrogate’s refusal to hand over the child to the intended parent/s.
- A surrogate’s refusal or failure to consent to a parental order.
- A surrogate’s wish for continued involvement in the child’s life.
- Legal status of an intended parent or step-parent for a surrogate born child.
- Legal status and identity of a surrogate born child.
- Arrangements for the care and upbringing of a surrogate born child.
We have preeminent legal expertise in resolving complex surrogacy law disputes. Our founder, Louisa Ghevaert, has litigated many leading and landmark surrogacy cases in the English Family Court, including AB v CD, EF, GH & IL  EWHC 1590 (Fam), representing an intended mother in an international contested surrogacy and blended family law dispute and in JP v LP & Ors  EWHC 595 (Fam), acting for the intended father in a high profile complex UK surrogacy dispute case following marriage breakdown and divorce.
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We provide expert tailored legal advice and representation in relation to a dispute with a surrogate concerning a child and other orders in the English Family Court including: