Panel Events


Jan
22
11:00 AM11:00

Time to Talk: Breaking the Silence on Infertility & Miscarriage

The P3 Network, with the support of Simmons & Simmons and Macquarie and their respective gender and LGBT diversity networks, are proud to help break the silence with a ground-breaking panel event discussion about the experiences of women dealing with, and overcoming, infertility and miscarriage.

Despite 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in miscarriage and 1 in 8 couples experiencing infertility, breaking the silence on infertility and pregnancy loss remains taboo. Those who have experienced infertility and pregnancy loss can often find it challenging to share their experiences with others and those who have not experienced either event may react uncomfortably when told of someone’s struggle. Many women suffering these common life events might experience feelings of shame even though most causes of infertility and miscarriage are not under their direct control. Open and compassionate discussions about reproductive difficulties is necessary to lessen self-imposed and perceived social stigma.

The event promises an honest, open and frank discussion about the realities of experiencing infertility or miscarriage. The event will be a safe space for all, and while the discussion focuses on the experiences of women, men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Registration and welcome drinks will be from 18:00, with the panel discussion starting shortly after 18:30. Followed by networking and drinks.

Registration is now open, click here.

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Birds and the Bees of Creating LGBT Families

P3, with partnership from Macfarlanes LLP, is pleased to invite you to an informative evening about the different alternatives to starting an LGBT family. The evening will involve panel and information sessions covering topics such as adoption and fostering, surrogacy, donor insemination, co-parenting, financial and legal considerations.

The purpose of the evening is to allow our members and guests to hear first-hand from LGBT parents and industry professionals, and to freely ask the direct questions that may help shape the decisions on how to create their own families.

The panel and information session will be follow by a networking fair kindly hosted by Macfarlanes LLP.

This event is open to members and guests. Registration is Free. Register Here.

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Surrogacy and adoption: an overview

Following the success of our event earlier this year, Wilson Solicitors LLP are excited to team up again with the P3 Network and Coram Chambers. The speakers will aim to give you an idea of some of the things to consider before entering the surrogacy or adoption legal process and the route to being recognised as the legal parent of a child in England (and Wales). 

The speakers are:

Bianca Jackson, head of the Alternative Families Practice Group at Coram chambers with particular expertise in surrogacy law and legal parenthood. She is highly knowledgeable about both the case law and the statutory provisions in this complex area of law, and has lectured and published articles on the subject for Family Law Week;

Amna Khaliq, a Partner and head of the Surrogacy team at Wilsons with experience in surrogacy cases;

Richard Westoby who is a proud dad through surrogacy and able to offer a personal perspective; 

Michael Hanley, Senior Partner and head of the immigration department who will speak about the immigration applications and surrogacy agreements abroad; and

Helen Harper, a barrister specialising in children law with particular experience in domestic and international adoption. 


The event is free and there will be an opportunity to ask questions over some refreshments at the end of the evening.

You can register for the event here: Register Here

 

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

BIRDS AND THE BEES OF CREATING LGBT FAMILIES

P3, with partnership from Deutsche Bank, is pleased to invite you to an informative evening about the different alternatives to starting an LGBT family. The evening will involve panel and information sessions covering topics such as adoption and fostering, surrogacy, donor insemination, co-parenting, financial and legal considerations.

The purpose of the evening is to allow our members and guests to hear first-hand from LGBT parents and industry professionals, and to freely ask the direct questions that may help shape the decisions on how to create their own families.

The panel and information session will be follow by a networking fair kindly hosted by Deutsche Bank.

This event is open to members and guests. Registration is Free. Registration is now open.

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Mar
8
5:45 PM17:45

Surrogacy: How to Plan Ahead

Wilson Solicitors LLP have teamed up with the P3 Network and Bianca Jackson, a barrister of Coram Chambers to offer a unique opportunity to anyone considering entering a surrogacy arrangement. The speakers will aim to give you an idea of some of the things you might consider before entering the surrogacy process and the route to becoming the legal parent of a child in England (and Wales) once the baby is born.

The speakers include:

Bianca Jackson, head of the Alternative Families Practice Group at Coram chambers with particular expertise in surrogacy law and legal parenthood. She is highly knowledgeable about both the case law and the statutory provisions in this complex area of law, and has lectured and published articles on the subject for Family Law Week

Amna Khaliq, a Partner at Wilsons with experience in surrogacy cases and head of the Surrogacy team at Wilsons

Lucia Johnson, a solicitor at Wilsons who has a keen interest in this developing and increasingly popular area of law

Michael Hanley, the head of the immigration department who will speak about the immigration applications and surrogacy agreements abroad

They are delighted to also be joined by Richard Westoby who is a proud dad through surrogacy and able to offer a personal perspective.

 

The event is free and there will be an opportunity to ask questions over some refreshments at the end of the evening. CLICK HERE to register.

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