Not unlawful to refuse egg freezing therapy for Crohn’s sufferer – UK Human Rights Blog

‘There are times when individual need comes up against the inflexible principles of the law and the outcome seems unjustifiably harsh. This is just such a case – where a relatively modest claim based on individual clinical need was refused with no breach of public law principles. As it happens, since the Court rejected her case, the the young woman concerned has been offered private support for the therapy she was seeking. The case is nevertheless an interesting illustration of the sometimes difficult “fit” between principles of public law and the policy decisions behind the allocation of NHS resources.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th April 2014

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Crohn’s patient Lizzie Rose loses egg-freezing case – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, health, human tissue, judicial review, news by tracey

‘A woman with Crohn’s disease has lost a legal challenge against a decision to refuse NHS funding to freeze her eggs.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2014

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Life after death – New Law Journal

‘Jonathan Herring explores a clear case of compassion from the courts.’

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New Law Journal, 4th April 2014

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Warren v Care Fertility (Northampton) Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted March 20th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, human tissue, law reports, time limits, widows by tracey

Warren v Care Fertility (Northampton) Ltd and another: [2014] EWHC 602 (Fam);  [2014] WLR (D)  135

‘Pursuant to section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998, regulation 4(3)(b) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) Regulations 2009 was required to be construed in a purposive way so as to ensure compatibility with rights under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 6th March 2014

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Frozen sperm fight ends in victory – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, human tissue, married persons, news by tracey

‘A widow’s legal battle to keep her dead husband’s frozen sperm is finally over after the fertility regulator said it would not take the case back to the courts.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2014

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High Court rules dead partner’s sperm can be kept despite lack of written consent – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Elizabeth Warren -v- Care Fertility (Northampton) Limited and Other [2014] EWHC 602 (Fam). The High Court has ruled in favour of a 28-year-old woman who wanted her late husband’s sperm to be retained even though the correct written consent was not in place. Mrs Justice Hogg (“Hogg J”) ruled that Mrs Warren has a right under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to respect for private and family life) to decide to become a parent by her deceased husband.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th March 2014

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Widow wins battle over late husband’s sperm – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, human tissue, married persons, news by tracey

‘Physiotherapist Beth Warren, 28, from Birmingham, today won a High Court   battle with the UK fertility regulator. A judge ruled in Mrs Warren’s favour after a trial in London. But Mrs Justice Hogg gave the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) the go-ahead to take the case to the appeal court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2014

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Beth Warren waits on sperm legal fight result – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, human tissue, married persons, news, time limits, widows by tracey

‘The High Court will rule later on a widow’s attempt to prevent her dead husband’s sperm from being destroyed.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2014

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Widow begins case to keep dead husband’s sperm – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2014 in assisted reproduction, human tissue, married persons, news, time limits, widows by tracey

‘A widow’s High Court case to preserve her late husband’s sperm has begun.’

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The Independent, 31st Janaury 2014

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The right to her ill partner’s sperm – what are the issues in High Court “test case”? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 17th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, hospitals, human tissue, judicial review, news by sally

‘A “test case” is reportedly being brought in the High Court in February 2014 to determine whether a woman has the right to “harvest” her seriously ill partner’s sperm.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th January 2014

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Woman’s High Court fight to ‘harvest’ seriously ill partner’s sperm – The Independent

Posted January 16th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman has launched a legal battle for the right to use her seriously-ill fiancé’s sperm to have his children.’

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The Independent, 15th January 2014

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‘Let me keep my dead husband’s sperm’ – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2013 in assisted reproduction, consent, families, human tissue, news, pregnancy, time limits by sally

‘A woman has begun a legal bid to prevent her dead husband’s frozen sperm from being destroyed.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2013

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Lesbian couple ‘refused IVF’ take legal action – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2013 in assisted reproduction, hospitals, news, sexual orientation discrimination by tracey

“A lesbian couple who claim they were turned down for fertility treatment because of their sexuality are taking legal action against the NHS.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2013

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Regina (Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre and another) v Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority – WLR Daily

Posted November 4th, 2013 in appeals, assisted reproduction, law reports, licensing by sally

Regina (Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre and another) v Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority [2013] EWHC 3087 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 416

“The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, established under section 5 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, did not have power to impose a condition which took effect on a licence prior to completion of the full statutory process up to and including the appeal process provided for in section 20 of the 1990 Act.”

WLR Daily, 18th October 2013

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Authorisation of Payments in International Commercial Surrogacy – A New Approach? – Family Law Week

Posted August 23rd, 2013 in assisted reproduction, news, remuneration, surrogacy by sally

“Ruth Cabeza, barrister, of Field Court Chambers considers two important judgments recently made by Mrs Justice Theis concerning payments under international commercial surrogacy agreements.”

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Family Law Week, 22nd August 2013

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Chris Grayling to ban fertility treatment for prisoners – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in assisted reproduction, human rights, news, prisons by tracey

“Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, has revealed he wants to ban prisoners
from having access to costly fertility treatment from behind bars.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2013

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Sperm donors who know parents can apply to see children, court rules – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2013 in assisted reproduction, children, contact orders, news, parental rights by sally

“Sperm donors who know the parents to whom they have donated can apply for contact with their biological children, a court has ruled. Previously this was not allowed. The ruling has major implications for anyone who has a child conceived using the sperm of someone they know and for those considering starting a family this way.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2013

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Couple sue for IVF in landmark ‘age discrimination’ case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in age discrimination, assisted reproduction, health, medical treatment, news by sally

“A childless couple who have been refused NHS fertility treatment are suing Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, for age discrimination in a landmark legal case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2012

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HFEA launches public consultation on ‘three parent’ IVF technique – Family Law Week

Posted September 17th, 2012 in assisted reproduction, consultations, news by sally

“The Human Fertilisation & Embyology Authority has launched a public consultation on the ethics of new IVF-based techniques designed to avoid serious mitochondrial diseases.”

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Family Law Week, 17th September 2012

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A v B and another (Female parents: Role of biological father) – WLR Daily

Posted March 16th, 2012 in assisted reproduction, children, contact orders, law reports, paternity by tracey

A v B and another (Female parents: Role of biological father): [2012] EWCA Civ 285;  [2012] WLR (D)  80

“Where a child was conceived by a mother and a father by virtue of an agreement between them that the child would live with and be brought up in the care of the mother and her female partner as the primary care givers of the child, there could be no general rule in family proceedings that the biological father was to be regarded only as a ‘secondary’ parent or to have a limited relationship with the child. Each case was fact specific and the welfare of the child was paramount.”

WLR Daily, 14th March 2012

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