Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Surrogacy, Adoption, Fertility & Modern Family

The law in these fields is complex, rapidly evolving and requires highly specialized advice. We provide a bespoke service with the utmost sensitivity and discretion.

Surrogacy and Adoption

Surrogacy arrangements, both international and domestic, pose considerable legal, practical and emotional challenges for the intended parent(s). Adoption, whether it be domestic or inter-country, also requires specialist advice. We are expertly placed to advise and smoothly navigate these complex processes and we can also draw on our highly regarded in-house specialists in the areas of immigration, tax and succession planning, employment and privacy and reputation departments to complement your family building arrangements.  

Fertility

The use of assisted reproduction techniques for family creation can trigger a raft of complex legal consequences, from the procuring, storage and use of gametes (and donor gametes) all the way through to clarifying the legal parentage of the resultant child. We are here to steer you through this process and are acutely aware of the sensitivities and heightened emotions involved.

Modern Family

Advances in assisted reproduction technology and evolving societal attitudes have enabled the modern family unit to take a variety of forms. However, the law in this area has failed to keep apace which can result in complex and technical legal disputes regarding the legal status of the child, the parent(s), parental responsibility and contact. We are also here to advise upon the legal implications that arise upon the changing or redefining of an individual’s gender identity and how best to resolve any disputes or issues that may arise.

If you are interested in our other in-house specialist practice departments please click for immigration, tax and succession planning, employment and privacy and reputation.

PRACTITIONERS IN THIS FIELD

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

LEGAL 500 UK

TOP TIER

2021

CHAMBERS UK

LEADING FIRM

2021

CHAMBERS HNW

LEADING FIRM

2020

EPRIVATECLIENT

TOP TIER FAMILY LAW FIRM

2020

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