Beulah Allaway and Martin Brown have contributed the legal chapter to a new book entitled 'Social Value in Construction', published by Routledge and available to purchase from 17 December 2018.
Currently, the law (Human Fertilisation and Embryology At 2008) doesn’t allow a single parent with a child born via surrogacy to obtain a parental order, leaving their family legally vulnerable. However, following the case of Re Z  EWHC 1191 (Fam), the Government has accepted that there is a need for a change in legislation.
Draft legislation was laid before Parliament on 29 November 2017 and it is now (5 February 2018*) hoped that this overdue change in the law will be in force by the end of the Parliamentary summer recess of 2018.
When the legislation finally comes into force, the Government has clearly recognised the fact that there are likely to be a number of single people who have already become parents via surrogacy arrangements, including the father in the case of Re Z, who will wish to use the new legislation to obtain a Parental Order. The draft legislation contains a provision (Section 54A (14)) allowing applications for Parental Orders in respect of children already born via surrogacy, to be made for a period of six months from the date the new legislation comes into force.
It would be sensible for any single parents with a child or children born via surrogacy, to consider taking legal advice before the new legislation comes into place so that they are in the best possible position to make the relevant application to the Courts within this six month window.
For more information
If you have any questions about this matter and the likely impact of the proposed new legislation may have on you and your family, then please contact Paul Nursall.
Just when we thought that all news is Brexit news, the Government publishes its proposals for the modern workplace, its ‘vision for the future of the UK labour market’.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final advice to help care homes understand their wider obligations to residents, and prospective residents, under consumer law.
When the Mental Capacity Act was going through parliament, “pro-life” groups argued that the provisions around health and welfare and advance directives would be the prelude to legalised euthanasia.
The Charity Commission has recently published two pieces of updated guidance relating to safeguarding and serious incident reporting.
Jonathan Cox is the head of Anthony Collins Solicitors’ new Manchester office, leading on recruitment and expansion in the North West.
The news that Allied Healthcare is “actively exploring” the sale or transfer of its care and support services means the TUPE implications and risks need to be considered for any would-be buyers.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is pleased to announce its appointment to the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) new £320m wider public sector legal services panel.
Following a recent case, the Court has clarified in what circumstances investigations into abnormally low tenders ought to be conducted.
Calculating holiday pay and entitlement is rarely a pleasure and almost always a chore! It would be wise to review the calculation of holiday pay for term-time workers.
To receive invitations to our events, as well as information and articles on legal issues and sector developments that are of interest to you, please sign up to Newsroom.