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Re A (A Child : Surrogacy: Section 54 Criteria) [2020] EWHC 1426 (Fam)

Date:15 JUL 2020
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(Family Division, Keehan J, 18 June 2020)

Surrogacy – Parental order – Human Embryology and Fertilisation Act 2008

The Family Division granted a parental order in respect of the child in favour of the mother and of the father.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWHC 1426 (Fam)

Case No: LE17P00251



Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 18/06/2020

Before :


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Between :

Re: A (Surrogacy: s.54 Criteria)


1st Applicant

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2nd Applicant



1st Respondent


(By his Children’s Guardian)

2nd Respondent

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MR A POWELL & MS L LOGAN GREEN (instructed by JMW Solicitors LLP) for the 1st Applicant
MS M-L SAVAGE & MR S LUE (instructed by Freemans Solicitors) for the 2nd Applicant
MR T HARRILL (instructed by Mills & Reeve LLP) for the 1st Respondent
MR M KINGERLEY QC (instructed by Mander Cruickshank Solicitors) for the 2nd Respondent

Hearing date: 7th May

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.



This judgment was delivered following a remote hearing conducted on a video conferencing platform and attended by the press. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties’ representatives by email and release to BAILII. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 10.30am on Monday 22nd June 2020.



Judgment: A (A Child Surrogacy Section 54 Criteria) [2020] EWHC 1426 (Fam)

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