Reforming Surrogacy Laws: Future Directions and Possibilities

This one-day conference is suitable for anyone with an interest in reforming surrogacy laws across the UK, including academics, legal and other practitioners, those involved in surrogacy organisations or with independent surrogacy, policymakers and more.

Confirmed keynote and other speakers include:

Professor Nick Hopkins, Law Commissioner ‘The Law Commissions’ consultation on surrogacy’

Professor Emily Jackson, LSE‘Surrogacy law reform in the UK: is there now a consensus?’

Andrew Powell, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings‘Surrogacy in the family court room: perspectives from the bar’

Dr Susan Imrie, Cambridge Centre for Family Research ‘Parents’ and children’s outcomes and experiences in families created through surrogacy’

Mavis Amonoo-Acquah, barrister, Lamb Building Chambers ‘Surrogacy and reform - the view from California’

Dr Brian Tobin, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) ‘Cut, copy and paste: a critique of Ireland’s draft law on surrogacy’

Dr Noelia Igareda, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain ‘Surrogacy in Spain: feminism and politics’

Dr Katia Neofytou, Greece‘Altruistic surrogacy and intention-based parenthood - the Greek legal framework’

Dr Katherine Wade, University of Leicester ‘Pre-conception regulatory frameworks and the rights of children’

Natalie Gamble, Brilliant Beginnings‘Crossing borders for surrogacy: why do UK parents go overseas for surrogacy and how does it affect their experience?’

Panel of surrogates: including Sarah Jones (Chair, Surrogacy UK), Gina Kinson (HOPE), Charlotte Lutz (COTS), Tricia Hunt (HOPE), Alex Stacy

Panel of parents and intended parents: including Michael and Wes Johnson-Ellis (TwoDads.U.K.), Tracy Akoun (HOPE)?, Maureen O’Halloran (FTS), Michael Gore (BB), Hannah Moxom (FTS), Fiona O'Driscoll oung (SUK), David Watkins (SUK)

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Location

Friend's House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Time

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Contact

Kirsty Horsey
K.Horsey@kent.ac.uk