About A City Law Firm

A City Law Firm and Andrew Spearman , personally, are listed in the Legal 500 for their pioneering work in surrogacy.

What sets us aside from other firms is our competitive rates, but more importantly our personal, sensitive and proactive approach to alternative family work.

Upon the birth of your child here in the UK or upon returning from overseas we are ready to act, but the journey for us, starts before you embark the journey as we care that all is done correctly and you are fully informed of the process so we offer all our surrogacy clients a fact finding meeting, before you start, so we can fully prepare you.

We understand that conceiving using a surrogate mother can be a very emotional and an anxious journey. The law on surrogacy is both technical and complex, so it is therefore vitally important that the Intended Parents and surrogate mothers receive clear advice as to how the law applies to them prior to entering into any agreement or insemination. This is the same whether your arrangement is in the UK or abroad.

We have experience working with clinics and lawyers here and overseas as we monitor the whole process from start to finish. We are clear on USA and Canadian rules and procedures and how we need to harmonize these with the UK if you are returning here with your baby.

On 121with

On 121with, our Surrogacy Team, headed up by Andrew Spearman, can help you through audio and video consultations to answer questions like:

1. I have found a surrogate, do I need a formal agreement?
2. What if we use a surrogate abroad?
3. Am I allowed to pay the surrogate mother ? What does
‘reasonable expenses mean?
4. As a gay father, can my civil partner/husband have parental
rights?
5. Can I have a surrogacy arrangement if I am single?
6. Is it vital we register within 6 months of the birth?
7. Can I protect my surrogate child in my will?
8. I am not based in London, can you still help me?
9. What happens when I return to the UK if I have a surrogacy in the USA or Canada?

Everyone at A City Law Firm passionately believes in innovation and, in turn, being innovative and flexible in how we offer our expertise. 121with allows us to speak to you no matter where you are located, and at the time and location that works best for you. Our video consultations on 121with can last anything between 20 minutes and 90 minutes depending on what you need to get through.

We can then offer you a capped fee going forward for our services in relation to this, as and when you are ready, or we can agree a monthly payment plan to help you budget. We will even credit this consultation paid fee against the total invoice for our services.

Please also watch our video for general information and to hear Andrew talk passionately about his area of expertise.

Everyone at A City Law Firm passionately believes in innovation and, in turn, being innovative and flexible in how we offer our expertise. 121with allows us to speak to you no matter where you are located, and at the time and location that works best for you.

Our video consultations on 121with can last anything between 20 minutes and 90 minutes depending on what you need to get through.

While we cannot always be online, if you send us a free Instant Message or email through the 121with platform with a brief description of what it is you need, we will get back to you as soon as we can to get a call time in the diary that works for you.

To find out more about us:

@ACLFforLGBT | acitylawfirm.com/surrogacy

*****By accepting a meeting with our member, you accept that any advice is based solely on the information and evidence provided during that meeting or as may be provided in advance. We can accept no liability or responsibility for matters arising after the advice has been given or on information which was not provided during the call or were misrepresented by you.

We follow the SRA code of conduct in order to ensure that client care is maintained at the highest standard and copies of which are available from the website http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/overview.page. If you require further advice or representation, you will be provided with a full copy of our terms of business and engagement documents to review and accept before we can take the matter forward. These can also be made available to you prior to the meeting should you require. A City Law Firm is a Limited Liability Company Registered in England & Wales Company No. 6813826. Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority SRA: 499877. Listed Partners/Directors available upon request. Registered address: 64 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4HB

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A City Law Firm

Lawyer - Surrogacy London    

Qualification

Legal 500
Member of the UK LGBT Family Law Institute
Regulated Solicitor
Member of Resolution for family law