Surrogacy Law Reform project

Surrogacy Law Reform project

Project on Surrogacy Law Reform


The UK's surrogacy laws are over 30 years old and in serious need of updating. KLS's Kirsty Horsey works on projects towards law reform, including the Surrogacy UK Working Group on Surrogacy Law Reform, whose November 2015 report made key recommendations for policymakers


Media Coverage


News sites/journals

The UK Surrogacy Podcast

Family Law ‘Landmark report shines light on the practice of surrogacy in the UK and calls for legal reform’
And also ‘Dispelling myths about surrogacy in the UK and the need for reform: report of the Surrogacy UK Working Group on surrogacy law reform’

BioNews ''Myth busting' report on UK surrogacy calls for legal reform’ and 'What should we do about surrogacy in the UK?'

The Guardian ‘The kindness of strangers: should surrogates get paid?’

Medical News Today ‘Landmark report exposes the myths about UK surrogacy’

Family Law week ‘Report calls for urgent legal reform for surrogacy’

Local Family Law Attorneys (USA) (

Medical Xpress ‘Landmark report exposes the myths about UK surrogacy’

British Medical Journal (BMJ) 'UK should change law on surrogacy to help commissioning parents, report says'

The Times (subscriber access only) 'Surrogacy in the UK: time for legal reform?'

The Brief (by The Times) 'Wide support for greater legal clarity over surrogacy' - can be viewed online here

South Wales Argus 'She has changed our lives - couple's praise for Gwent surrogate mum'

Family Law Week Surrogacy Law Update January 2016,

Herts and Essex Fertility UK surrogacy report urges changes to surrogacy law

Medical News Today 'Kent legal expert shows how UK surrogacy laws have become 'nonsensical'



Brilliant Beginnings ‘Survey published, recommending legal reform and pre-birth orders for UK surrogacy’

Marilyn Stowe ‘UK surrogates reject commercialisation’


Contact us

To find out more information about the project please contact

For project enquiries please email Kirsty Horsey:

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Last Updated: 25/07/2017