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An important and insightful judgment recently handed down by Mr Justice Cobb, highlighting the paramountcy of the child’s welfare against the need…

The United Kingdom Supreme Court today handed down judgment in In the matter of N (Children) [2016] UKSC 15. Goodman Ray acted for Family Rights Group, who were given permission to intervene by the UK Supreme Court and intervened by way of written submissions. The Supreme Court described Family Rights Group’s intervention (at paragraphs 2…

Jemma Dally represented the child in this important judgment dealing with parentage when treatment is started under the HFEA 1990 and then completed under the HFEA 2008. The President of the Family Division has confirmed that legal parenthood can be declared where consent and counselling are given under the old regime as long as the…

To any parent the thought that they could be stripped of their parenthood is simply unimaginable. Knowing who your parents are is a matter of fundamental importance to every child. In February 2014 the HFEA requested that all licensed fertility clinics undertake an audit of the records of couples who were not married or in…

Jemma Dally represented the applicant parent in the case of In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case G) [2016] EWHC 729 (Fam) (6 April 2016). This was a further case where the President made a declaration of parentage in circumstances where a fertility clinic had made administrative errors in the…



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