The Law of Assisted Reproduction - Press Release

Press Release
Brand New Title

The Law of Assisted Reproduction9781847666956

Seamus Burns LLB, (Hons), QUB, MA Biotechnological Law & Ethics (Sheff. U.), Pg Dip F and H Ed. (SHU.), C.P.L.E. (QUB), Solicitor, Senior Lecturer in Law, Sheffield Hallam University
Assisting readers with the controversies and complexities of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008…
Bloomsbury Professional is very pleased to announce the release of its brand new title The Law of Assisted Reproduction.
There have been considerable changes to assisted reproduction over the last 22 years particularly in light of the rate at which technology and medical research is evolving. At the heart of its content, this new book analyses the main features and changes of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 in view of HFEA 1990.
Taking into account the moral, ethical, social and medical justifications of controversial reforms this new title draws on the influential Warnock Report and its impact on the HFEA Act, proposed changes to the Abortion Act 1967 and the ethical role of the UK Parliament in view of the changes.

Key new content and legislation includes;

• Legislation and creation of human admixed embryos for research
• Legislation regarding the creation of ‘saviour siblings’ for benefit of sick children
• Radical re-drawing of s13, replacing father clause with supportive parenting clause
• Recognition of a same sex partner as the ‘legal’ parent
• HFEA 2008 and HFEA 1990
• Human Rights Act 1998
• European Court of Human Rights
• Abortion Act 1967

This is an essential title for practitioners of medical/healthcare law and ethics, as well as national and international Law libraries. Students of the law, healthcare specialists, doctors, nurses and IVF clinics will also benefit from the information available.

About the author

Seamus Burns qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland and is Senior Lecturer in Law at Sheffield Hallam University, where he set up and now oversees the Law and Medicine undergraduate module. Seamus’ specialist subjects are medical law and ethics and law and medicine. With over 70 published articles to his name, his particular research interest lies in assisted reproduction. He is a committee member and Legal Vice-President of the South Yorkshire Medico-Legal Society.

Seamus set up and has delivered the medical ethics of law course on the Generic Curriculum of the Specialist Registrar programme for the past 12 years. He delivers six of these three day courses annually to a range of senior hospital doctors and surgeons, including obstetricians, gynaecologists and specialists in reproductive medicine.
Format: Paperback ISBN: 978 1 84766 695 6 Price: £95 Publication date: April 2012


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