G, Re (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008): FD 6 Apr 2016

The applicant sought a declaration of parenthood. She and her same sex partner had been asked to signthe wrong forms when undergoing fertility treatment.
Held: The court was able to rely upon the euitable doctrine of recification were there had, as here, been a clear mistake. In this cas a wholesale transposition of the content from the correct form was better calculated to achieve the desired result.

Sir James Munby P FD
[2016] EWHC 729 (Fam), [2016] 4 WLR 65, [2016] WLR(D) 177
Bailii, WLRD
Family Law Act 1986 55A, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 42(1)
England and Wales

Health Professions, Children, Equity

Updated: 10 November 2021; Ref: scu.561546