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PSL Essential Update – July 2016

Date:1 AUG 2016

We’ve reached the end of another month with the news dominated by political wrangling after the Brexit vote and changes at government level. So keep up to date with what’s been happening in the world of family law with our roundup of the month’s legal news.


Surrogacy has been frequently in the news of late – the legal news at any rate – with a number of judgments being published which deal with the perils and pitfalls of surrogacy arrangements both in the UK and abroad.  This month has seen publication of the judgment in Re Z (Surrogacy Agreements: Child Arrangement Orders) [2016] EWFC 34. The outcome of this case was that a child arrangements order was made providing for the child to remain living with the surrogate mother with limited contact with the commissioning parents. The judge noted that the commissioning parents had shown an inability to understand the importance of the child’s continuing relationship with his mother and to promote and support it. The commission parents were considered to have shown a disregard for the surrogate mother and her feelings with the surrogacy...

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