Entries by Louisa Ghevaert

Informal surrogacy arrangements: a ‘cautionary tale’

Last week, the English High Court published a case about a surrogacy dispute known as JP v LP & Ors [2014], in which Louisa Ghevaert and the team at Porter Dodson Fertility represented the father.   The case is significant because it is rare for UK surrogacy arrangements to fall into dispute and because it highlights […]

Evolving law and policy in the arena of surrogacy, egg donation and assisted reproduction

We’re delighted that International Family Law Journal recently published an article by Louisa Ghevaert and barrister Ruth Cabeza  entitled “Surrogacy, egg donation and assisted reproduction: payments and the conflict of law and policy”.  The article highlights the English Court’s redefined approach to international surrogacy, egg donation, payments and assisted reproduction following our successful representation of the intended parents […]

Surrogacy: problems and pitfalls

The English Court has recently published a judgment which highlights various legal problems which UK based intended parents encountered following their US surrogacy arrangement. The case, Re W 2013, highlights concerns about illegality and legal irregularity in the context of an international parental order application and the implications of this from an English legal and public policy perspective. By […]

Louisa Ghevaert speaks on surrogacy law at the Fertility Show

The Fertility Show caters for prospective parents of all backgrounds, from couples experiencing infertility to solo parents and same-sex couples and hosts more than 100 exhibitors and seminars by fertility experts, including UK and overseas clinics, charities and patient care groups and infertility counsellors. Amongst the speakers this year were Professor of Health Pyschology at Cardiff […]

Louisa Ghevaert ranked by Chambers UK 2014

Porter Dodson Fertility and Parenting team continues to attract industry recognition, this time from Chambers UK, who have ranked Louisa Ghevaert as a leading expert in family and fertility law in their 2014 directory. First published in 1990, the Chambers and Partners directories now provide an annual analysis of the best law firms and legal practitioners from over 185 jurisdictions worldwide, compiled by […]

Porter Dodson Fertility ‘Highly Commended’ at Law Society Excellence Awards

Porter Dodson LLP is delighted to announce that Louisa Ghevaert’s fertility and parenting team was ‘Highly Commended’ for Excellence in Business Development and Innovation at The Law Society Excellence Awards 2013. The results were announced at a star-studded cermony held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, London, on Tuesday 22 October 2013, and were presented by BBC television and […]

Fertility lawyer Louisa Ghevaert interviewed for Chinese television

We’re delighted that Louisa Ghevaert was interviewed for part of a series of programmes broadcast in China earlier this year. “What You Didn’t Know About The West” comprised five hour-long documentaries on various themes, from Media, to the Economy, to Food, presented by respected media theorist Hugo De Burgh, Director of Westminster University’s China Media Centre. […]

Council of Europe members criticise three-parent IVF

A signed declaration by a small group of European parliamentarians has criticised the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s support for faulty mitochondrial replacement, the so-called ‘three-parent IVF’. The treatment is used to replace faulty mitochondria (which can be responsible for a range of degenerative illnesses, such as muscular dystrophy) of an affected embryo with healthy mitochondria taken from a […]