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Surrogacy: The difference a due date makes
26 January 2015 - by Merry Varney
The UK Government has finally changed the law to allow parents of children born through surrogacy the same rights to leave and pay as other parents. However, rather than bring the new law into effect immediately, the Government has only applied it to babies 'whose expected week of birth begins on or after 5th April 2015'. This presents some problems... [Read More]
Cryopreservation of oocytes – are CCGs refusing funding for this treatment acting lawfully?
28 April 2014 - by Merry Varney
In the recent case of R (on the application of Elizabeth Rose) v Thanet CCG, in which I was instructed by Elizabeth Rose, the High Court was asked to consider whether a policy denying funding for cryopreservation of oocytes – a treatment recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – was lawful.... [Read More]