1 Garden Court

In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act

Deirdre Fottrell QC and Lucy Sprinz appeared on behalf of the applicant parent and Janet Bazley QC and Sharon Segal appeared on behalf of the children's guardian in the case of In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case G) [2016] EWHC 729 
(Fam) (6 April 2016).

This was another case in which the President made a declaration of parentage in circumstances where a fertility clinic had made administrative errors in the taking and recording of consent to parenthood. The President also considered the meaning of s.42(1) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act  2008 and provided guidance as to the interpretation of the provision ‘unless it is shown that she did not consent’.

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