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Jennings v Human Fertilisation And Embryology Authority [2022] EWHC 1619 (Fam)

Date:2 AUG 2022
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(Family Division, Theis J, 22 June 2022)

Surrogacy – Husband seeking to use one remaining embryo with surrogate after sudden death of wife – No written consent from wife – Consent had been given in event of husband’s death – Husband arguing no sufficient opportunity for wife to give written consent

The Family Court allowed the applicant’s application, who sought a declaration that it was lawful for him to use an embryo created using his sperm and the eggs of his late wife in treatment with a surrogate.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2022] EWHC 1619 (Fam)

Case No: FD21F00088

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 22/06/2022

Before:

MRS JUSTICE THEIS

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Between:

Ted Jennings
Applicant

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Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
Interested Party

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Ms Jenni Richards Q.C, Ms Catherine Dobson and Ms Stephanie David 
(instructed by Hill Dickinson LLP) for the Applicant
Ms Kate Gallafent Q.C & Mr Ravi Mehta (instructed by Blake Morgan LLP) 
for the Respondent

Hearing date: 5th May 2022

Judgment: 22nd June 2022

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Approved Judgment

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MRS JUSTICE THEIS


Judgment: Jennings v Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority [2022] EWHC 1619 (Fam)

 

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