Naomi Angell, together with specialist immigration solicitor, Alison Stanley, and immigration and adoption barrister, Kathryn Cronin, has recently lectured for the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) in London on international surrogacy.
Naomi’s talk concentrated on the family law aspects of international surrogacy and of surrogacy law generally in this country.
Surrogacy is becoming an increasingly popular route for families with infertility problems to have a family. It is because of restrictions in surrogacy law in this country that families are turning to foreign countries where there are less legal restrictions and regulations. However, international surrogacy brings with it its own legal problems, including the often difficult interface between British surrogacy and immigration law. Families wishing to pursue surrogacy therefore usually need both specialist children’s law and immigration law advice and this was the focus of the ILPA conference.