Rachel West

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2021-12-03 at 06:29:08

Rachel joined Ellen Embury n 2016 on surrogacy and fertility law. She and Ellen take a collaborative approach and Rachel became a partner at Carbert Waite LLP in 2019. She practices in the area of reproductive technology and fertility law. Rachel’s goal is to help simplify Canadian surrogacy journeys by expertly handling all related legal issues in a supportive, timely, and cost-effective way.


Growing Families have been working around the clock in recent months to assist parents from Australia, USA, UK, mainland Europe and Asia to travel to births. It has meant countless hours assisting with airline protocols, paperwork, embassies, visa, ground transport and that most precious commodity – love and understanding.We are sharing feedback below from just […]

Three Australian jurisdictions – NSW, ACT & Queensland – have laws criminalising overseas surrogacy. However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted. In fact even when the rare case has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, they have declined to take action. There […]

The priority of most nations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been to close their borders to foreigners while getting their own citizens ‘back home’. Many countries have shut down government departments, closed visa applications – some have introduced night-time curfews. This repatriation focus on nationality over need has had a terrible impact on […]