Starting a family is one of the happiest times in a person’s life and at Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors we want to see it that way.
The advancement of fertility treatment around the world has allowed couples to have children where this would not have previously been possible. The law in the UK has had to adapt in response to these technological and social changes. It is true to say that although we would regard England and Wales as one of the most liberal and permissive jurisdictions in the world, clients can often be shocked at their legal position when it comes to entering into surrogacy arrangements in particular.
Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors advise and assist a broad range of clients, same sex, heterosexual, and single persons. We offer a niche legal advice service to ensure that intended parents and third parties are aware of their legal position whatever stage they may be in their journey to parenthood. We specialise in advising clients in relation to:
- Surrogacy arrangements (both domestic and international)
- Donor conception for married, civil partnership and unmarried/CP couples
- Donor conception for single women
- Co-parenting agreements between two individuals who are not in a relationship but wish to have a child together