Family lawyers have urged ministers not to abandon the safeguards imposed by the present surrogacy laws after the law commission called for the rules to be updated.

Samantha Little said that such reforms would "require very careful thought. The suggestion that some sort of licensed clinic may have a greater role in arranging
and supporting surrogacy may cause some consternation, particularly given the difficulties that have already emerged in some cases with errors being made with legal paperwork by the fertility clinics in providing treatment."

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Samantha is a partner and head of the children law team, advising clients on all aspects of children law. She is experienced in assisting a range of clients including vulnerable adults and children and handles cases in an empathetic yet practical manner.