Fiona Duffy

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Posted on 2016-01-21 at 10:11:08

Fiona qualified as a solicitor in 1980. She is a partner in the firm of Patrick F. O’Reilly and Company Solicitors in Dublin. She is the current chair of the Litigation Committee of the Law Society  and a member of the Circuit Court Rules Committee. She is also a member of UK and Ireland LGBT Family Law Institute. Fiona has extensive experience in the area of AHR, fertility treatment and surrogacy. Fiona’s experience stems from years of service on the Ethics Committee of a major maternity hospital in Dublin. She acts for and advises clients on surrogacy arrangements and cross border parenting. Fiona is recognised internationally in the area. She has written extensively on Surrogacy and is regularly asked to speak at conferences.


There are thousands with health or fertility issues or a lack of the necessary anatomy that might once have prevented them raising a genetically connected child. Not anymore. When Film-maker and activist Lance Black and Tom Daley announced they were going to be dads via surrogacy in the UK press, there had been mixed reactions. […]

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What is a surrogate? The word surrogate just means appointed to act in the place of.  Surrogacy refers to an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant for the purpose of gestating and giving birth to a child for a couple or single person with the intention of giving that child to that person/people […]

Gay dad Rodney Cruise is something of an expert on setting expectations in co-parenting arrangements. Over the last 14 years Rodney and his Taiwanese partner Jeff have between them fathered a child via surrogacy, four via co-parenting with two lesbian couples and five further children via ‘identity-release’ sperm donation. For many busy professionals, co-parenting seems […]