Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 141 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWCA Civ 1798
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

McFarlane, Holroyde and Peter Jackson LJJ

Representation Hannah Markham QC and Marisa Allman (instructed by Freemans Solicitors) for the C and D.
  Deirdre Fottrell QC and Thomas Wilson (instructed by Goodman Ray Solicitors) for the first respondent.
  Seamus Kearney (instructed by Cafcass Legal) for the second respondent.
Judgment Dates: 17 November 2017


Family proceedings - Surrogacy arrangement - Parental orders

The Case

Family proceedings Surrogacy arrangement. Having regard to the test of best outcome for the child, the judge in reaching the decision regarding contact with the surrogates of a child H, had rightly undertaken a conventional welfare approach to an unconventional family structure. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division held that her decisions about where the H should live and about the role that should be played by each family were ones that she had been entitled to reach on the evidence before her.

Practice Areas

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