Surrogacy law: media and articles

I am a prominent commentator in the media and a widely published author on surrogacy and parenting law. For more information please read below or contact me by email or telephone +44 (0)207 7886382. You can find more of my recent media commentary, articles and publications on Michelmores’ specialist fertility and parenting website –


Top judge allows illegal surrogate baby deals to prevent child being left ‘parentless’ – The Daily Mail (19 May 2011)

BBC Breakfast TV- surrogacy interview with Louisa Ghevaert and well known UK surrogate mother Jill Hawkins, BBC 1, (23 January 2011)

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BBC Radio 4 Today Programme–debate on whether surrogacy law should be changed with Louisa Ghevaert and Dr David King, Director of Human Genetics Alert , BBC Radio 4 (21 January 2011)

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour– surrogacy interview on the ethics of paying for surrogacy with Louisa Ghevaert, Barry Barlow-Drewitt and writer Julie Bindell, BBC Radio 4 (19 January 2011)

Surrogacy couple: paying American woman was our last chance for a child –  The Telegraph (11 December 2010)

Childless couples win the right to pay surrogate mothers – The Telegraph (9 December 2010)

Childless couples win right to pay a surrogate mother to bear their child – The Daily Mail (9 December 2010)

Reform our surrogacy laws– Louisa Ghevaert, Evening Standard letters (12 November 2010)

Why can’t I have a baby on my own?- Louisa Ghevaert, The Independent  (20 May 2010)

Articles and publications

Surrogacy and the celebrity factor – Fertility Road April/May 2012

The Modern Family (a Resolution guide) – featuring Louisa Ghevaert March 2012 (link not available)

International surrogacy: a legal minefield? – Fertility Road Winter 2011/2012

International surrogacy: navigating the legal pitfalls – Pink Parenting September/October 2011

Legal lowdown, adoption, fostering and surrogacy – Pink Parenting July/August 2011

IVF, donor conception and surrogacy: Is progressive global regulation possible?- BioNews, 4 July 2011

International Surrogacy: Payments, Public Policy and Media Hype – Family Law, May 2011

Surrogacy, parenthood and disputes: are there any lessons to be learned?– BioNews, February 2011

International Surrogacy: progress or media hype?– BioNews January 2011

Birth certificates: a new era?- BioNews April 2010

What happens when surrogacy goes wrong? The recent Indiana case in its wider context– BioNews February 2010

International Surrogacy, Fertility Tourism and the American Bar Association–  The Review (January/February 2010

Moving surrogacy law forward? The Department of Health consultation on parental orders- BioNews November 2009

International Family Law – The chosen middle ground, England, surrogacy law and the international arena – International Family Law, November 2009

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008: Revolution or Evolution? – Family Law, August 2009

The changing face of parenthood – Family Law Journal (July/August 2009)

Re X and Y (foreign surrogacy) a trek through a thorn forest – Family Law, March 2009

Surrogacy law must be reviewed to stop more British couples ending up in a legal nightmare– BioNews, January 2009