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 louisa.ghevaert@michelmores.com 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 –  www.michelmores.com/what-we-do/services/fertility-law/publications.

Media

The Lawyer Hot 100 Career Quiz, featuring Louisa Ghevaert (27 February 2018)

The award of damages to enable surrogacy – LexisNexis (20 December 2017) (Louisa Ghevaert gave expert evidence in the case)

Claiming for the costs of a surrogacy arrangement: a new head of loss? – Family Law (21 November 2017) (Louisa Ghevaert gave expert evidence in the case)

XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 2318 (QB) – Jordan Publishing (1 November 2017) (Louisa Ghevaert gave expert evidence in the case)

XX v Whittington – Knowing when to return? Provide Law (17 October 2017) (Louisa Ghevaert gave expert evidence in the case)

The UK courts remain unmoved on commercial surrogacy – Bionews (2 October 2017) (Louisa Ghevaert gave expert evidence in the case)

Surrogacy: The birth of a new head of loss – UK Healthcare Law Blog - (22 September 2017) (Louisa Ghevaert gave expert evidence in the case)

As demand for surrogacy soars, more countries are trying to ban it, featuring Louisa Ghevaert – The Economist (11 May 2017)

Couple’s delight as lesbian surrogates give them the children they longed for, featuring Louisa Ghevaert – The Telegraph (10 March 2017)

3-person IVF approved by HFEA – what does this mean? – Jordan Publishing and Family Law (31 January 2017)

Why must I be made to feel ashamed of my own baby? Mother of Britain’s 1,000th surrogate child reveals her struggle after infant was handed over to her in a hospital car park – The Daily Mail (7 November 2016)

Fertility treatment and consent to legal parenthood: no room for errors – Jordan Publishing (13 October 2016)

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour interview with Louisa Ghevaert on Indian Surrogacy Law Reform (20 September 2016)

Surrogacy in the UK: time for legal reform? – The Times (26 November 2015)

Call for surrogacy reform – New Law Journal (26 November 2015)

Dispelling myths about surrogacy in the UK and the need for reform: report of the Surrogacy UK Working Group on surrogacy law reform – Family Law (23 November 2015)

The kindness of strangers: should surrogates get paid? – The Guardian (21 November 2015)

Landmark report shines light on the practice of surrogacy in the UK and calls for legal reform – Family Law (20 November 2015)

Report calls for urgent legal reform for surrogacy – Family Law Week (20 November 2015)

UK citizens are the most likely in Europe to go abroad to find a surrogate mother, featuring Louisa Ghevaert – The Independent (15 March 2015)

BBC Radio London ‘Have Your Say’ interview with Vanessa Feltz following adoption ruling on a single father through surrogacy, featuring Louisa Ghevaert -  (9 March 2015)

BBC World Service ‘Have Your Say’ interview on international commercial surrogacy, featuring Louisa Ghevaert – (20 February 2015)

New Law Journal, interview with Louisa Ghevaert – (2 September 2014)

UK surrogacy gone wrong – BioNews (17 March 2014)

DIY surrogacy leaves intended mother with no parental rights – BioNews (10 March 2014)

Leicester baby case leads to judge’s surrogacy advice – BBC News (6 March 2014)

DIY surrogate pregnancy deal ends in court battle – The Telegraph (6 March 2014)

‘Do it yourself’ surrogate pregnancy ends in legal chaos with three-year old boy effectively having two mothers – Daily Mail (5 March 2014)

Blakeway Productions’ “What You Didn’t Know About The West: Healthcare” featuring Louisa Ghevaert (filmed September 2012 and broadcast Spring 2013)

Cash for Victims of the IVF postcode lottery – Scottish Daily Mail (12 July 2013)

BBC Radio Berkshire – interview with Louisa Ghevaert and Professor Robert Winston regarding new IVF treatment guidelines for PCTs – (20 February 2013)

The Age-Old Question: the impact of age – BioNews (7 January 2013)

BBC Radio Berkshire – interview with Louisa Ghevaert concerning the IVF postcode lottery and legal challenge against Secretary of State for Health – (3 December 2014)

National Geographic TV Documentary TABOO, series 9, Episode 905 “Strange Passions” on private sperm donation featuring Louisa Ghevaert (August 2012)

Surrogacy law interview featuring Louisa Ghevaert with Ukrainian TV channel (Inter TV, 15 July 2012)

Infertile woman, aged 24, accuses trust of age discrimination after being refused IVF – British Medical Journal (11 June 2012)

Too young to have IVF: 24-year old woman fights for her right to fertility treatment – The Independent (5 June 2012)

Too young for IVF: Wife, 24, told she must wait until she is 30 for treatment – The Daily Mail (4 June 2012)

Woman Cries Discrimination After She Was Denied Free IVF Due To Her Young Age – French Tribune (5 June 2012)

Woman Denied IVF Treatment – TopNews New Zealand (4 June 2012)

IVF Postcode Lottery programme – (BBC1, 8 March 2012)

Couple win legal fight to receive IVF treatment – The Portsmouth News (21 December 2011)

Couple win IVF funding battle with NHS – The Telegraph (20 December 2011)

BBC South Today – Couple win IVF funding battle with PCT – BBC1 (20 December 2011)

BBC Radio 5 Live – surrogacy interview with Louisa Ghevaert and well known UK surrogate mother Jill Hawkins – BBC1 (23 January 2011)

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