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Kuits specialist invited to join LGBT Family Law Institute

14 Aug 2018

A family law expert from Manchester law firm Kuits has been admitted as a member of the UK and Ireland LGBT Family Law Institute.

An association of experienced practising family solicitors and barristers from England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the institute promotes awareness and understanding of the issues faced by LGBT families

The body also takes a number of public-facing actions, including offering submissions to the Law Commission on consultations covering topics such as surrogacy reform as well as changes to the current law surrounding fertility clinics and consent.

Senior associate Michael Gregory, an expert in domestic and international surrogacy and fertility law, will join 32 practising lawyers from the UK and Ireland in discussing a broad agenda of LGBT topics as a member of the institute.

Michael Gregory said: “Becoming a member of the LGBT Family Law Institute is a great privilege and I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to add value to the community the association serves.

“There is a lack of clarity and information available for LGBT families in the UK and Ireland on the processes and pitfalls associated with surrogacy, adoption and IVF. I’m keen to leverage my appointment as one of only two members in the North West to drive further discussion on how support and guidance can become more accessible in the region.”

Kuits has been working closely with Proud 2 b Parents, a Manchester-based charitable organisation offering support for LGBT families, and have developed an ‘Alternative Routes to Parenthood’ free event series taking place in October.

Michael, alongside specialist barrister Marisa Allman, will be delivering two seminars focussed specifically on donor-conceived children and surrogacy. More information can be found at www.kuits.com/events

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