We have advised clients about surrogacy, egg, sperm and embryo donation throughout Australia and 30 countries overseas. We deal with local, national and international surrogacy and donor issues week in, week out, and have unique contacts with lawyers and health professionals here and overseas.
Our focus is to make the journey to parenthood as smooth as possible, while making our clients aware of potential pitfalls and legal risks. We will answer all your questions from beginning to end! We give honest, objective and clear advice to enable you to make informed decisions. In the minefield that is fertility law in Australia, we take pride in getting it right first time.
Our team is led by partner Stephen Page.
The media has named Stephen as one of Australia’s leading surrogacy lawyers. Stephen is one of three international representatives on the ART committee of the American Bar Association, a member of the Parentage/Surrogacy and LGBT Committees of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, a member of the Fertility Society of Australia as well as being a member of various family law associations.
Stephen has presented extensively at local, national and international conferences (and written widely) about surrogacy and fertility law. His first surrogacy case was in 1988. Career highlights include presenting at the world’s first international surrogacy conference in Las Vegas in 2011, and obtaining a world first precedent in 2012 as to what constituted “conception”. He was the convenor of Queenslanders for Equality, which successfully lobbied to stop the Queensland government enacting discriminatory changes to Queensland’s surrogacy laws.
Our team has helped clients from our big cities to some of the most remote parts of Australia- from the Pilbara to Hobart; the countryside of South Australia to far north Queensland- and most places in between. In addition, we have helped clients located all over the world:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- South Korea
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
How Fertility Lawyers Can Help
We have the honour and privilege of helping our clients achieve their dream of becoming parents.
To become a parent, you may need an egg donor, a sperm donor or a surrogate, or maybe all three. The very complex law in this area is not handled by most family lawyers. There is a lot of inaccurate information on the internet. If not done correctly, you may not have a child. You may not be recognised as a parent. You may fight it out in the Family Court. You may end up committing several criminal offences.
We work with our clients and with experts here and overseas to ensure that our clients can become parents as quickly, cheaply and hassle free as possible. This includes looking at alternative solutions to solve the problem or problems – solutions often not thought of by our clients or by others.