Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 104 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Lord Phillips MR, Thorpe and Buxton LJJ

Representation David Anderson QC and Martin Chamberlain (instructed by Brown Cooper) for the applicant.
  Kenneth Parker QC and James Eadie (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 18 January 2002


Medical treatment - Human reproduction - Creation of embryo by cell nuclear replacement - Cell nuclear replacement not involving fertilisation - 'Embryo' defined in statute as 'live human embryo where fertilisation complete' - Whether embryo created by cell nuclear replacement falling within statutory definition - s 1(1).

The Case

An embryo created by cell nuclear replacement fell within the definition of 'embryo' in s1(1) of the .

Practice Areas

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