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German appeals court rules in favour of adoption in surrogacy case

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The Frankfurt/Main appeal court (OLG) recently held (14.12.2023, Az. 2 UF 33/23) that the adoption of a child born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement abroad was lawful despite the general prohibition on surrogacy arrangements in Germany. In this case, the German couple availed of an egg donation and a Ukrainian surrogate. The male… Read More »German appeals court rules in favour of adoption in surrogacy case

Law Commission Report on Surrogacy Law

On 29 March 2023 the Law Commission of E&W, together with the Scottish Law Commission, published its report, as well as a proposal for new legislation, on reforms of the legal framework in relation to surrogacy.

Re JS (Disposal of Body)

Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam) This unusual and sad case concerns a court application by a 14 year old girl, JS.  In 2015 she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer which proved terminal and, at the time of her application, she was receiving palliative care as an in-patient at… Read More »Re JS (Disposal of Body)

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