Free Clinics will offer legal advice to people considering surrogacy

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Victoria Maxwell
Victoria Maxwell
Associate Solicitor
Family Team
Bishop & Sewell’s

The number of parents having a baby using a surrogate in England and Wales has almost quadrupled in the last 10 years, but with ‘commercial’ surrogacy still illegal in the UK, many people have questions over their legal rights and responsibilities. 

To help intended parents navigate the complex legal issues associated with creating a family in this special way, law firm Bishop & Sewell will launch a series of free Surrogacy Clinics delivered by international surrogacy expert Victoria Maxwell. 

From Thursday 12 May 2022, intended parents considering surrogacy can have a free, confidential 30-minute consultation to discuss the legal issues surrounding surrogacy.  

Victoria Maxwell, an Associate Solicitor in Bishop & Sewell’s Family Team, specialises in international surrogacy and is ranked in the Legal 500 as a Rising Star in family law.  

She said: “We are launching these free clinics to help intended parents considering surrogacy to understand and navigate the complex legal issues involved and to provide practical legal support as they begin their surrogacy journey.

For those researching surrogacy options, our legal clinic will also provide advice on a range of important factors, such as choosing the best surrogacy route and appropriate jurisdiction.” 

The free, no obligation Surrogacy Clinics will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis online or over the phone. Clinics will be available on Tuesdays at 12pm and Thursdays at 2.30pm and can help with a range of surrogacy-related matters including: 

  • Planning for surrogacy in the UK or overseas  

  • Advice on the legal parentage considerations surrounding surrogacy  

  • Advice on the process for Parental order applications   

  • Practical advice on choosing the appropriate jurisdiction for your surrogacy journey  

  • The approach of the English courts in international surrogacy cases  

  • Legal help with any surrogacy disputes that arise   

For more information on surrogacy and details of how to book a free 30-minute surrogacy clinic session with Victoria Maxwell, please call 020 7097 2707 or email 

About Bishop & Sewell LLP 

Bishop & Sewell is a long-established, full service Central London law firm – with an international reach – specialising in personal, property and commercial legal matters. 

Each of our clients receives legal services tailored to their particular needs and delivered in a practical and highly responsive manner.

We pride ourselves on exceeding our clients’ expectations through providing advice and assistance of the highest calibre, but which is also accessible and keeps in mind commercial realities. This ensures we help our clients – whether individuals or businesses – to navigate their legal issues effectively and achieve the very best possible outcomes.  

We can assist you with a range of legal services from making a will to buying a new home, resolving a family difficulty, adding to your property portfolio or defending your reputation.  

For more information about Bishop & Sewell please visit our website: 

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