P v Q & Ors [2024] EWFC 85 (B)

Karen Kabweru-Namulemu, led by Amanda Weston KC and instructed by Obaseki solicitors, appeared on behalf of the first respondent and Louise MacLynn KC and Luke Eaton appeared on behalf of the second respondent, instructed by Charles Mellor of Creighton and Partners.

In this case Knowles J determined an application for a declaration of parentage where there was a question as to how the provisions of sections 34 and 42 HFEA 2008 apply (if at all) in circumstances where there is a dispute as to whether the child was conceived via artificial insemination or natural insemination, whilst the biological mother was married to her wife. The Court described this case as “ a cautionary tale about the consequences for a child and for a same-sex couple of both deceit as to how that child came to be conceived and the unreliability of informal arrangements for artificial insemination. 

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