Over the last year, numerous high profile cases about the medical treatment of terminally ill children have made their way into the newspaper headlines. Charlie Gard, Isaiah Haastrup and Alfie Evans have been some of the more high profile cases, each as tragic a set of circumstances as the last.
An interesting personal injury case emerged recently which included an award of damages for the cost of future surrogacy arrangements to a patient who lost her fertility due to negligent NHS cancer treatment.
Surrogacy has been announced by the Law Commission as one of the areas of outdated law to be tackled in its’ 13th Programme of Reform. This is huge news for campaigners and lawyers who have experienced first-hand the unfairness and heartache often caused by the current, outdated, legal position.