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Dutton Gregory prides itself on adapting to the needs of the modern family unit. One example is our specialist Surrogacy team that has the skills necessary to represent couples who have used a surrogate to start their family.

Treating every individual case with sensitivity and respect, we can successfully resolve issues surrounding legal parenthood both before and after baby is born.

Typical issues are:

  • advising on protecting parents and surrogates
  • negotiating interim arrangements
  • making court applications
  • obtaining Parental Orders
  • managed proceedings in the High Court
  • handling matters involving international surrogacy

What We Offer:

Fixed fee Interviews.

It is common practice for fertility clinics to require prospective parents to obtain independent legal advice before commencing treatment.

Dutton Gregory is happy to offer an hour long meeting to discuss the legal issues involved at the start of the surrogacy process, or any stage thereafter.

Letters can be provided to confirm you have taken legal advice with us.

Cost: £150 + VAT

Parental Order Applications:

Dutton Gregory can advise couples, from start to finish, on how to make an application for a Parental Order. This involves one of our lawyers preparing and filing the application and support statement, representing the couple at court hearings and providing support, advice and updates throughout the process.

Sometimes, our help is only needed for part of the process. Whether its court document preparation, meetings for legal advice, or assistance with document preparation, we can be involved as much or as little as a couple needs.

Cost: Hourly rate of £175 + VAT

Fees for a full service are likely to be in the region of £5,000 + VAT and disbursements.
More detailed estimations can be provided upon enquiry.

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