A & Anor v P & Ors [2011] EWHC 1738 (Fam) (08 July 2011)

The court considered Art. 8 and applied a purposive construction to statute in an application for a parental order pursuant to s.54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 in a situation where a surrogacy arrangement had been entered into by a husband and wife and the husband has died after the application for a s.54 order but before the hearing. The child had been joined as a party and parental orders were made.