Surrogacy Solicitors

Expert Surrogacy Lawyers London

If you have decided to expand your family via surrogacy you will need to talk to a lawyer who specialises in surrogacy law. At Osbornes Law we are experts in domestic and international surrogacy arrangements. Our advice to intended parents includes how to obtain legal rights to the child.

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  • “Osbornes has incredible strength in depth across every area of family law. Areas of expertise include unravelling complicated trusts and handling pre-acquired wealth, to Children Act proceedings and advising on the financial provision for children.”

  • “Osbornes Law offers affluent clients representation in high-value, complex family matters.”

Leading domestic and international surrogacy lawyers

Surrogacy is increasingly looked to as an option for childless families, including domestic and international surrogacy. The law is complex and can be a minefield without specialist legal advice.

In the case of international surrogacy, immigration law is also critical and it is usually necessary for families embarking on International Surrogacy to obtain or access through us legal advice in the foreign country where they plan the surrogacy to take place. In these cases we work closely with specialist immigration lawyers to assist our clients in obtaining the necessary legal advice abroad.

How our surrogacy lawyers can help

  • We can advise all involved in a proposed surrogacy, either domestic or international including to the proposed parents, the surrogate parent/s, the child and the children’s guardian in parental order or adoption proceedings.
  • We provide advice and representation to proposed parents on the range of options available to them to obtain legal rights in respect of a surrogate child.
  • We represent in parental order or adoption proceedings for all those involved in a surrogacy, including prospective parents, surrogate parent/s, the child or children’s guardian.
  • We provide expert advice to local authorities, foreign lawyers or agencies and to clients living abroad, including on important issues in relation to surrogacy such as domicile.

Before entering into a surrogacy agreement, regardless of whether it is with a friend or family it is always best to seek legal advice in order to be made aware of all the potential risks and to understand the process involved to legalise the surrogacy. Our Surrogacy experts are happy to speak with you for a confidential chat.

Why choose Osbornes Law

The family department at Osbornes Law specialise in surrogacy law. Head of the surrogacy team is Naomi Angell, who has over 45 years of experience in helping people expand their families through adoption and surrogacy. Naomi is recognised as the leading lawyer in the UK advising on surrogacy arrangements. Her expertise in international surrogacy has been singled out in particular. Naomi’s expertise was recognised at the 2020 Law Society Awards where she won the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award for her contribution to family law policy and her case work.

She is also a recipient of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Family Law award, at the Family Law Awards 2015. Naomi is also ranked as a ‘Senior Statesperson’ in Chambers UK. This is in recognition to her experience and expertise as a lawyer.
Osbornes is on the legal panel and accredited by My Surrogacy Journey’. This organisation supports intended parents on their surrogacy journey and partners with leading service providers, clinics and agencies. 

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    • Naomi Angell has considerable strength in adoption, surrogacy and fertility issues

      Legal 500 2023

    • Naomi Angell is a renowned practitioner in the market with a wealth of experience in family cases involving immigration issues. She has a depth of knowledge in surrogacy issues and is respected for her experience handling adoption matters.

      Chambers UK 2023

    • "Naomi is second to none in her knowledge of adoption and her work in surrogacy is also a strength."

      Chambers UK 2023

    • "She has an encyclopaedic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of this work. She's extremely empathetic and can put herself in the client's shoes. She's also very strategic and is good at pre-empting litigation."

      Chambers UK 2023

    • "Naomi Angell is a leading figure in domestic and inter-country adoptions, and also has expert knowledge of related fertility and surrogacy issues."

      Chambers UK

    • Highly respected for her [Naomi Angell] focused on cross-border children work, including surrogacy matters.

      Chambers UK

    • Naomi Angell advises on international adoptions and complex surrogacy matters. She is commended for her broad, in-depth experience."

      Chambers UK

    Alternative options to expand your family

    The surrogacy lawyers at Osbornes often meet with couples who have explored surrogacy or other fertility treatments to build their family. It may be that after much consideration couples decide that particular routes are not for them or sadly, medical treatment may have been unsuccessful.

    Osbornes Law is unique in that our alternative parenting team specialise not only in surrogacy, but also in adoption. We are able to meet with couples and individuals and go through adopting a child in this country or from abroad, the process, the timeframe and the cost. Clients are then able to make an informed decision as to whether adoption may be an option for their family.

    Read more about how our adoption lawyers can help.

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