P and Others (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) (No 2): FD 13 Oct 2017

Following the identification of various errors in the paperwork at a fertility treatment centre, the court had ordered an audit. That audit had taken place and a further few errors identified. However after further concerns, the HFEA had re-audited the centre’s files, with the results suggesting that the first audit had been inadequate. Complaints were now raised as to the contents of a standard letter sent by the doctor then in charge to the families affected.
Held: Problems as to legal parenthood arising from a lack of signed consent could not be resolved without a formal court order.
The Court also questioned the possibility that legal advice had een given to some clinics, that a statement of parental wishes might be signed in order to aleviate any question which might arise.


Sir James Munby P FD


[2017] EWHC 2532 (Fam)




Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008


England and Wales

Family, Health Professions

Updated: 01 April 2022; Ref: scu.598966