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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v A & Ors [2003] EWHC 259 (QB)

Judgment, published: 31/12/2003

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  • An unmarried couple had sought assistance from a fertility clinic which resulted in a child being born using donor sperm. Following an audit by the clinic, it was revealed that the necessary consent by the 'father' relating to parenthood prior to treatment (as required by s.37 HFEA 2008) was not on the file. He applied to the court for a declaration that he was indeed the father of the child. The declaration was granted, the judge saying that it was more likely than not that the father had signed the relevant form and it had subsequently been mislaid by the clinic. Judgment, 16/02/2015, free
  • The President made an order that the biological mother of twins was their parent after the fertility clinic erred by getting the 2 women (the other of whom was the gestational mother) to sign the wrong consent forms. Judgment, 06/04/2016, free
  • Proceedings concerning the legal parentage of a child where Ms M claimed that he had been conceived through sexual intercourse and Mr F, a sperm donor who Ms M met via the internet and who was the biological father of the child, said conception was as a result of artificial insemination. If conception was through sexual intercourse, Mr F would be the legal parent but if it was the result of artificial insemination the question of parentage would depend on the effect of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. Judgment, 24/07/2013, free

Published: 31/12/2003


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