IVF Sector Urged To Improve Clerical Procedures After Criticism From Judge

Family Law Experts Say Process Can Be Improved


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The fertility sector in the UK has come under criticism from a Judge on the family division of the High Court following a ruling on the parentage of children born following IVF treatment.

Sir James Munby granted legal declarations of parentage to seven couples after procedural and clerical mistakes had called their legal parentage of their children into question.

During the hearing it emerged that consent forms signed before fertility treatment by unmarried couples of those in civil partnerships had not been completed correctly by the clinics that performed their treatment.

Carol Grundell, a Partner and expert family lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: