Single parent surrogacy reform approved by the House of Lords

In 2016, Elizabeth Isaacs QC and Adem Muzaffer were instructed by NGA Law in the ground breaking case of Re Z (A Child: No 2) [2016] EWHC 1191 (Fam), in which the President of the Family Division made a declaration of incompatibility in respect of the provisions of the section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 that prevent a single applicant for a parental order.

On 13th November 2018, Elizabeth Isaacs QC and Adem Muzaffer were invited to attend an evidence session of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Surrogacy at the Houses of Parliament and provided an opportunity for lawyers and other professionals who specialise in surrogacy to give their views on how the law should be reformed.

A remedial order is currently making its way through Parliament and on 12th December 2018 it was approved by the House of Lords. For more information on the debate, please click here.