EVERYS NEWS

St Valentine of Rome

Patron saint of lovers, epileptics, bee keepers and plague Who was Saint Valentine? That’s a question surrounded in mystery as there were several; however, three Saint Valentines are associated with 14th February: A Roman priest; A bishop of Interamna (Terni, Italy);...

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Co-habitation … What Are Your Rights?

The biggest misconception most couples have is surrounding the rights that they may have against their partner if they are cohabiting and are not married. A recent survey carried out by National Centre for Social Research, released in January 2019, confirmed that...

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International Surrogacy – What to expect

Embarking on a surrogacy arrangement abroad can be daunting for any couple wishing to engage in the process.  There are lots of things that the intended parents need to consider to ensure that the process runs smoothly. As it currently stands, there is no single legal...

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South West SFE and SOLLA Hold First National Joint Event

On Thursday, 24th January 2019, Emma Gray, an Associate Solicitor at Everys, and Ian Evans, Head of Later Life Advice at Five Ways Financial Planning, organised the first ever national joint Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)...

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Looking to Dazzle at DASLS

Emma Gray and Elle West shortlisted for DASLS Awards  We are delighted to announce that Emma Gray and Elle West have been shortlisted for the Solicitor of the Year and Rising Star categories of the 2019 Devon and Somerset Law Society Awards. Emma Gray, Associate...

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Surrogacy outside the UK

The main countries that permit altruistic surrogacy include Australia, Canada (save for Quebec, where all surrogacy contracts are unenforceable), Georgia, Greece, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  In those countries commercial surrogacy is illegal. The popular...

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What is a parental order?

To begin with, it is important to point out that a parental order is not about access to surrogacy.  The granting of a parental order affects the transfer of parental responsibility and legal parenthood to the commissioning/intended parent of a child born out of a...

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Medical Negligence & Surrogacy

Surrogacy law not only comes into play when intended parents wish to engage in a surrogacy arrangement, it can also be considered when determining the damages claim where there has been a missed diagnosis or a late diagnosis.  In the case of XX v Whittington NHS Trust...

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Sperm and Egg Donation Facts

Clinics If you are considering providing your eggs or sperm to someone who is not your partner to help them conceive, then it is important to be clear where you stand legally and to also be aware as to what you can do to protect yourself. If you are contemplating...

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What does a Fertility Clinic do?

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority regulates all UK donor conception treatments that take place at licensed clinics.  The clinic must comply with the HFEA’s Code of Practice. How do clinics operate? The activities conducted by all licensed clinics are...

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Surrogacy – Case Study

Mike and Marie have been trying to conceive for a number of years with IVF treatments all failing, and now they are looking to have a surrogacy arrangement. Is this legal in the UK? Maria asks. Altruistic surrogacy arrangements are the only permitted surrogacy...

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Having Children Later in Life vs Fertility Rates

With the wonderful news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring it signifies the every-growing trend that couples are choosing to have children later in life. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (2016) show that the...

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New Year Brings New Promotions

Everys Solicitors is pleased to announce three new associate promotions effective as of 1st January, 2019. Emma Gray, Emma Benyon-Tinker and Kris Seed have all received their promotions as recognition of their dedication to the firm and their hard work. Emma Gray, a...

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Reasons for Divorce

It is very painful when a marriage break up occurs, and your first thoughts are not often about whether you need to obtain legal advice, so why might legal advice be required?  There are still many misconceptions about divorce, the process and when there should be a...

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EVERYS EVENTS

Wednesday 20th February

CLA South West Legal Update 2.00pm - 4.30pm at Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7UX Everys solicitors Kathy Trist, Associate in Litigation and Martin Justice, Partner and Head of Private Client are speaking at the CLA South West Legal Update. The event is...

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