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Re AB (Surrogacy: Consent) [2016] EWHC 2643 (Fam) Application for parental orders adjourned generally as the surrogate mother had refused to give her consent to the making of the orders.

Case L (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) [2016] EWHC 2266 application for a declaration of non parentage in circumstances where a fertility clinic had made administrative errors and where there was no paperwork to support that the parenthood conditions set out at s42 HFEA were met.

Re M [2016] EWHC 1572 (Fam) Application for a declaration of parentage in circumstances where a fertility clinic had made administrative errors in the taking and recording of consent to parenthood

Re J [2016] EWHC 1330 (Fam) Application for a declaration of parentage in circumstances where a fertility clinic had made administrative errors in the taking and recording of consent to parenthood

Re G [2016] EWHC 729 (Fam) In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. 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.

Re I [2016] EWHC 791 (Fam) In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. Jemma Dally represented the child in this important judgment dealing with parentage when treatment is started under the HFEA 1990 and then completed under the HFEA 2008.

KB and RJ [2016] (Rev 1) EWHC 760 (Fam)  Application for a Parental Order in respect of a surrogate born child, born and stranded in India in circumstances where the application for a visa for settlement had been refused by the UK authorities.

X (Foreign Surrogacy: Child’s Name) [2016] EWHC 106 Application for a parental order in respect of a child born and stranded in Nepal.

Re B (A child) [2016] UKSC 4
Appeal to Supreme Court by non-biological mother against decision that court did not have jurisdiction to deal with application seeking return of child removed to Pakistan. Appeal allowed.

Ciccone v Ritchie (No 2) [2016] EWHC 616 (Fam) Judgments (22/03/2016) Application for permission to withdraw proceedings under the 1980 Hague Convention. Application granted.

Ciccone v Ritchie (No 1) [2016] EWHC 608 (Fam) Judgments (22/03/2016) Mother’s application under the 1980 Hague Convention for the summary return of her 15 year old son to the USA. Review of the principles to be applied when considering whether to make a child a party to proceedings under the Convention.

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