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Family Matters

Issue 6: September 2022

Family Matters

Judgment in Case C-289/21 - IB – only one habitual residence is possible.

The parties, a French national and an Irish national were married in Ireland. Although the parties had lived in Ireland since 1999, the husband had, for several years, returned every week to France, where his professional interests lay. The Court of Appeal in France (where he instigated a divorce) considered that he had two residences, one for the weeks he was in Paris and the other with his wife and children in Ireland.

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Modernising UK surrogacy law – the way forward

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority ('HFEA'). Whilst the UK has come a long way since the HFEA was founded in 1991, when it comes to domestic and international surrogacy arrangements, there is still a long road ahead.


Surrogacy: planning for a family

Surrogacy is increasingly becoming an option for couples and individuals. It is crucial to plan meticulously for building a family and ensure that legal parentage has been properly conferred. However, consideration as to the child's future financial security is also paramount to the surrogacy journey.


Modern Family: Surrogacy

In the first of our Modern Family series, Legal Directors Antonia Felix and Emma Willing discuss UK and international surrogacy with Michael and Wes Johnson-Ellis, founders of My Surrogacy Journey and TwoDadsUK.


Modern Family: International Surrogacy

In the latest episode of our Modern Family podcast series, Partners Emma Willing and Antonia Felix were joined by Anna Buxton, an international surrogacy co-ordinator at My Surrogacy Journey.

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