I am an independent consultant with the firm, providing fertility and parenting advice under the Porter Dodson brand to their clients as required.

    I have over eight years’ experience in fertility and parenting law and was the first solicitor in the UK to qualify into this niche area of law. During this time I have dealt with a number of groundbreaking and published cases which have shaped the law in this field.

    I am truly passionate about the work I do, whether it is helping prospective parents to safely navigate the law whilst planning their family, making a court application or putting extra measures in place to secure a family’s legal status or providing solutions when things go wrong.

    I work with a variety of clients locally, nationally and internationally and meetings can be arranged face to face or remotely to help and advise you as efficiently as possible.

    My specialist work includes:

    Surrogacy – arrangements within the UK and overseas, applying for a parental order, help with immigration and nationality following an international birth, specialist Wills and advice at any stage.

    Donor conception and co-parenting – setting up arrangements including the preparation of donor and co-parenting agreements, acquisition of parental status, specialist Wills and advice at any stage.

    Adoption – arrangements within the UK and overseas, applying for an adoption order, help with immigration and nationality following an international match, specialist Wills and advice at any stage.

    Fertility treatment – issues in relation to the usage, consent, storage or movement of embryos and gametes, refusal of treatment by clinics and PCTS, specialist Wills and advice at any stage.

    Parenting and disputes – securing parental status, formalising arrangements, applying to court, specialist Wills and advice at any stage.

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