Consents Workshop

ACE would like to invite you to an exciting event, a unique opportunity to seek advice and learn from legal experts within the field of IVF and family law.

The morning will be a “Focus on Law”, including:

  • Deirdre Fottrell QC and Jemma Dally – cases concerning clinic error and consent which have hit the courts.
  • Natalie Gamble – surrogacy and consent.
  • Rachel Kelsey, Alan Inglis and Ciaran Moynagh – dispatches from Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Gerald Wilson – record keeping.

The afternoon will be a “Focus on Practice and Policy”, with small discussion groups coordinated by Andrew Spearman and supported by a lawyer for each group to compare practice and experience around the UK. There will then be a plenary session for feedback from discussion groups, practical suggestions for maximising good practice, and a panel question-and-answer session giving delegates the opportunity to quiz the lawyer group about issues specific to their own clinic practice.


Who should attend? Senior staff members who are policy makers, PRs and those ultimately responsible for informed consent within their clinics. Initially only one representative per clinic please.


Where? 1 Garden Court Chambers, 10 Lincoln’s Inn fields, London WC2A 3BP (2-3 minutes’ walk from Holborn tube station. Their website is at


Cost? This is free for ACE members, £50 for non-ACE members.


Registration? Email Helen Clarke, ACE Secretary, for a registration form or to find out more information.