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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest articles from Amanda Masson

  • The kids are alright?

    The kids are alright?

    With more methods of creating a family, new situations are arising in which child welfare issues have to be considered. But is the law coping? Amanda Masson believes a more joined-up approach is needed

  • Building Families Through Surrogacy – A New Law Consultation Paper

    Building Families Through Surrogacy – A New Law Consultation Paper

    The consultation period ends on 27 September 2019. It will take time for the responses to the consultation to be collated, considered, and for the new provisions to become law. Assuming however the Law Commission's recommendations are endorsed then the new legislative framework will make the process of family creation through surrogacy considerably more straightforward for clients.

  • Modern Families & Creating Families - Frozen Out

    Modern Families & Creating Families - Frozen Out

    As the process of egg freezing improves, and its popularity among professional women increases, attention is turning towards an apparently unjust restriction on storing the eggs, now under challenge. Here Amanda Masson, head of Family Law at Harper Macleod, and Marco Gaudoin, medical director at GCRM Fertility tell us more.

  • All alternative methods of creating a family need professional advice

    All alternative methods of creating a family need professional advice

    Family lawyers do not just deal with families who are separating, but also in assisting those who wish to create or expand their family. Assisted reproduction and alternative ways of creating family structures have been in the news a lot, prompting discussion within our team about how our role as advisors is evolving, too. Here Amanda Masson tells us everything we need to know.