18 September 2019
Law Society hosts Law Commissions' surrogacy project event
Over 40 members of the legal profession and community/voluntary representatives attended The Law Commission of England and Wales Surrogacy Project event hosted at Law Society house in Belfast.
The event focused on the Law Commission Surrogacy Project, which will consider the legal parentage of children born via surrogacy, the regulation of surrogacy more widely, and the international context of surrogacy.
The project will take account of the rights of all involved in surrogacy, including the question of a child's right to access information about their origin and the prevention of exploitation of children and adults.
Those attending the event heard about the Law Commission's current consultation paper on surrogacy law reform which includes provisional proposals to improve surrogacy laws so they better support the child, surrogates and intended parents.