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High Court awards care of baby girl to same-sex couple

Date:11 MAY 2015
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Natalie Gamble and Elizabeth Isaacs QC (solicitor and leading counsel for the applicant fathers)

The High Court ruled this week that a same-sex couple should be awarded care of their baby daughter after a 15 month court battle. In H v S (Surrogacy Agreement) [2015] EWFC 36 Ms Justice Russell decided that it was in the girl's best interests to live with her biological father and his partner rather than with her mother.

The case was widely headlined in the press as a surrogacy dispute but the facts are complicated and it is worth reading the full judgment if you want to get a feel for what actually happened. At its heart was a dispute between the mother on the one hand and the father and his same-sex partner on the other about what was agreed before the child was conceived. The couple said that the two of...

Read the full article here.