Professor Kathy Liddell, one of the UK’s preeminent intellectual property and medical lawyers, joins Lawford Davies & Co (LD&C) to boost the firm’s expertise in the fields of science and technology law, and bioethics. Professor Liddell is the Director of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences (LML), and the Herschel Smith Professor of… Read More »Leading intellectual property and medical lawyer joins Lawford Davies & Co
Recent scientific advances (see here and here) outline processes which may pave the way for embryos to be created without the use of any gametes – purely on the basis of an (embryonic) stem cell. This latest development holds the potential to significantly propel research into assisted reproduction, regenerative medicine, and developmental biology. If the… Read More »Law and synthetic embryos: latest developments
Newly formed life sciences law firm Lawford Davies & Co brings together expert life sciences lawyers to provide a more complete understanding of legal advice to the sector.
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
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.
Nils was interviewed by the European Heart Journal to give some insights into the legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of artificial intelligence technologies in medicine, and in particular in cardiology. Read the whole interview here.
Re JS (Disposal of Body)  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)