Surrogacy Professional of the Year


Natalie Sutherland – Burgess Mee

“Natalie is an expert in this field and has helped countless people on their surrogacy journey.”

“Natalie is leading the way in family law to provide advice and support for modern families, particularly those going through surrogacy. She has fostered relationships with other lawyers, clinics and professionals in this area to provide a harmonised process for intended parents. She totally deserves this award for spearheading this vital and growing area of family law!”

“A brilliant modern families lawyer and surrogacy expert and all round champion of fertility rights, Natalie is a powerhouse in the field”

Sarah Templeman – Herts & Essex Fertility Centre

“Sarah was instrumental in setting up Herts & Essex Fertility Centre’s Egg Sharing and Surrogacy Programmes. She is very knowledgeable in the field of surrogacy.”

“She has been Herts & Essex’s surrogacy coordinator for a long long time and there has been so many babies born since she took this role. Always so informative, compassionate and caring with patients, helps them through the WHOLE journey – goes above and beyond.”

Charlene Ash – Calon Law

“As an intended parent Charlene completely understands surrogacy. As an intended parent myself it has been a great help to have someone I know will “get it” in legal matters. Charlene has been quick, helpful and extremely thoughtful in helping me and my husband update our wills before entering a surrogacy team.”

“I contacted Charlene really last minute as my clinic were unable to proceed without confirmation of legal advice. Charlene responded to my enquiry within an hour, her knowledge in this area speaks volumes and she was so supporting, warm and professional. Charlene was understanding to the fact my letter was urgent and dealt with the matter immediately. With surrogacy being such a complex area it was great to finally have someone who understands.”

Bethan Carr – Penningtons Manches Cooper

“Bethan has repeatedly gone above and beyond to provide support and guidance with our surrogacy journey – even last minute taking a call during a very unpleasant birth registration experience. Bethan is a real champion for surrogacy and the rights of parents both in her professional and personal life, more people like Bethan are needed. As a member of surrogacy U.K. I know a number of families Bethan has helped. Thank you!”

“An amazing support and help throughout the parental order process! Cannot thank Bethan enough!”

Debra Jefferies – Create Fertility

“Debbie is a fertility nurse and we first started working with her as patients in 2017. I had two IVF cycles at that time and Debbie was ever so supportive. She made things so easy for us, she made early morning appointments which were easier for us during working hours. In 2018, she worked closely with our surrogate and was there once again when the embryo transfers didn’t work. She left the clinic for a new job and we made the decision to move clinics to work with her once again. We had another two IVF cycles with her in 2021 and 2022 and she was very helpful once again. We cannot thank her enough for going above and beyond.”

“Debbie has been with us across multiple fertility clinics for over 5 years. Each step of the way she has been supportive, kind and just all round amazing! When things weren’t quite going our way she went above and beyond to get things moving again. She picked us up so many times and we wouldn’t be where we are now without her.”

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