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WEB 1096 Surrogacy: immigration, nationality and family law issues

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In a case-based seminar, we will look at immigration, nationality and related family law problems arising out of the developing law in this area. 

These include nationality and immigration law issues (including obtaining passports and travel documents for the children); the post-Brexit impact on international surrogacy; private international conflicts of law; questions of domicile and the appropriate family jurisdiction; obtaining family orders in the UK and getting permission to bring surrogate children into or to remove them permanently from the UK.

This complex area of law will be covered by discussion of the following scenarios:

  • Two British gay men who enter a surrogacy arrangement in the US
  • a married British couple who commission a child in Ukraine.
  • an expat married couple who have arranged an overseas surrogacy but want a British family order
  • an expat or foreign married couple who have come to the UK to have a child by a private surrogacy arrangement in the UK.
  • the implications of an informal surrogacy arrangement in the UK, with an overseas birth mother – examples to include an EU and non-EU mothers

A reminder that pupil barristers and trainee solicitors who are ILPA members and Category A members (Law Centres, Local Citizens’ Advice Bureaux and not-for-profits) are entitled to the concessionary training price (50% off the members' training price). 


6th May 2021
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Tutor details:
Barry O'Leary, Wesley Gryk Solicitors, Kathryn Cronin, Garden Court Chambers and Naomi Angell, Osbourne Solicitors
Tutor biographies:
Barry is a partner at Wesley Gryk Solicitors and his practice deals with the full range of immigration and nationality issues. He has particular expertise in applications based on partnership and family; applications following international surrogacy arrangements; European free movement law: and asylum and human rights claims based on sexual identity.

He teaches the ILPA courses on ‘Significant Others’ (relationship based applications) and International Surrogacy. He is the co-chair of the annual conference on Children’s Rights in Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law.
Concessionary Training Prices: £50
Member Training Prices: £100
Non Member Training Prices: £180
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The seminar is aimed at immigration practitioners but it may be also be of interest and use to family practitioners.
Interactive webinar with Q&A