Bishop & Sewell

Bishop & Sewell’s specialised Forming Families team will be presenting at the Growing Families UK/Europe Surrogacy & Donor Conference at the NEW DATE of Saturday 19th September 2020. 

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak Growing Families have made the difficult decision to postpone the UK conference which was originally due to take place on Saturday 21st March. Please click here to find out more.

Growing Families is a consumer-based non-profit organisation focused on bringing together surrogates, donors, intended parents and families in order to network, share their stories and learn about best practice in surrogacy and donor arrangements. The Forming Families Team at Bishop & Sewell have partnered with Growing Families as one of their World-Class Fertility Experts.

The conference will play host to several worldwide Fertility Experts, including Karma Hickman and Victoria Maxwell from our Forming Families Team at Bishop & Sewell.

Visitors are able to book one-to-one appointments with the attending experts, including our Forming Families Team by emailing Victoria Maxwell will be offering one-to-one advice about UK Parentage Law and the Parental Order Application process and Karma Hickman will be offering one-to-one advice about Immigration Law and Citizenship implications and how to bring your baby home following an overseas surrogacy arrangement.

Visitors will also have the chance to have some of their questions answered by attending the extensive seminar programme, with talks from some of the world’s leading fertility specialists. Victoria Maxwell from Bishop & Sewell’s Forming Families Team will be presenting a talk on Parental Recognition Following Domestic or International Surrogacy. This seminar will be designed to assist Intended Parents with the processes, timelines and eligibility criteria of becoming a child’s legal parents following a surrogacy arrangement.

When looking for help with fertility issues it can be a daunting task trying to find information. This event provides a safe and supportive space for people to obtain the information and advice they need, in a discreet environment.

Our Forming Families team is made up of experienced, approachable lawyers who can advise on a range of issues arising from fertility and surrogacy law including:
• Surrogacy arrangements and parental order applications
• International aspects of surrogacy and adoption, including immigration and nationality issues
• Fertility legalities

We pride ourselves on offering clear and practical advice in a supportive, accessible way. We are also uniquely placed to help those considering international options, as our team brings together lawyers from our family and immigration departments. Both departments are listed in the UK’s top legal guides Chambers and Legal 500. Louise Barretto and Karma Hickman are also individually recognised, with particular reference to Karma’s work in the field of surrogacy.

We hope that by exhibiting at this conference, we can help people make informed and positive decisions. For more information, please email or contact us on 020 7631 4141 and ask to speak to the Family or Immigration team.

Category: News, Events | Date: 16th Mar 2020

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