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Can Law Reform Solve Surrogacy's Problems?

Progress Educational Trust
Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
24 September 2019 6pm (food and refreshments), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion)

Robert Gilmour, Co-Director of SKO Family Law Specialists and chair of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Can Law Reform Solve Surrogacy's Problems?', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 24 September 2019There are still some places available at this free-to-attend Progress Educational Trust (PET)/Scottish Government event, taking place this evening (Tuesday 24 September 2019) at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. To reserve your place)(s), register here now.

Doors will open, and food and refreshments will be served, at 6pm. The discussion proper will then take place from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Dr Sharon Zahra, Clinical Lead (Tissue and Cells) at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Can Law Reform Solve Surrogacy's Problems?', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 24 September 2019A map showing how to walk to the venue from Edinburgh Waverley railway station (which is nearby) can be found here.

The event will be chaired by Robert Gilmour, with speakers including Dr Sharon Zahra, Dr Katarina Trimmings and Sarah Jones. Find out more about the speakers here.

Speakers will explore various problems - practical, legal and moral - that people currently have with the practice of surrogacy, in the UK and elsewhere.

Sarah Jones, Chair of Trustees at Surrogacy UK and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Can Law Reform Solve Surrogacy's Problems?', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 24 September 2019Dr Katarina Trimmings, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Can Law Reform Solve Surrogacy's Problems?', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 24 September 2019Speakers will also ask whether and to what extent law reform - including wide-ranging reforms that are currently being proposed by the Law Commissions of England and Wales and of Scotland - can solve these problems.

In the PET tradition, much of this event's running time will be devoted to letting the audience put questions and comments to the speakers.

If tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #PETsurrogacy