Colin Rogerson

Colin Rogerson

Head of Fertility Law

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What can Colin do for you?

Recognised as one of the UK’s leading surrogacy and fertility lawyers, Colin heads the firm’s fertility law team. He is also highly regarded for his specialism in children law and is ranked in Band 1 for Cross Border Children Disputes by the Chambers Guide. He undertakes cases with international dimensions including child abduction, jurisdiction disputes and domestic and international relocations. Colin has litigated at all levels of court including the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

Supporting your ambitions

Colin routinely represents intended parents following international surrogacy arrangements in order to secure legal parentage for their children under UK law. His clients come from a wide range of backgrounds, including professionals, members of the aristocracy, fellow lawyers, celebrities and ultra high net worth individuals.

What do others say?

"The surrogacy and fertility law guru. His knowledge of this niche area of law is second-to-none and is well known internationally. Judges often turn to him for the answer when it comes to matters related to complex international surrogacy cases." - Legal 500

"What Colin doesn't know about international children law isn't worth knowing." - Chambers & Partners

"Without doubt, London's leading alternative families and surrogacy lawyer." - Legal 500

"Insane technical knowledge...knows what he is talking about!" - Chambers & Partners 

What else should you know?

Colin is an assisted reproductive technology fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers. He's an executive council member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee, a member of the UK LGBT Family Law Institute and a member of Resolution.

Reported cases

  • C v M (A Child) (Abduction: Representation of Child Party) [2023] EWCA Civ 1449
  • Re D (A Child) (Abduction: Child Objections: Representation of a Child Party) [2023] EWCA Civ 1047 (Court of Appeal)
  • Re S (Children: Parentage and Jurisdiction) [2023] EWCA Civ 897 (Court of Appeal)
  • H v the United Kingdom (Application 32185/20) European Court of Human Rights
  • Re X (Foreign Surrogacy: Death of Intended Parent) [2022] EWFC 33 (Mrs Justice Theis)
  • A (Children) (Contact: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Father) [2020] EWFC 3 (Mr Justice Hayden)
  • Re M (Children) (Transgender Ultra Orthodox Jewish Father) [2017] EWCA Civ 2165 (Court of Appeal)
  • Re A, B and C (UK surrogacy expenses) [2016] EWHC 760 (Fam) (Ms Justice Russell)
  • Re JB (Surrogacy immigration) [2016] EWHC 2643 (Fam) (Mrs Justice Pauffley)
  • Re AB (Surrogacy: Consent) [2016] EWHC 2643 (Fam) (Mrs Justice Theis)
  • Re A and B (No 1: Fact Finding) [2015] EWHC 1059 (Mrs Justice Theis)
  • Re A and B (No 2: Parental Order) [2015] EWHC 2080 (Mrs Justice Theis)
  • Re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hearing the Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1557 (Court of Appeal)
  • Re G and M [2014] EWHC 1561 (Fam) (Mrs Justice Theis)
  • M v F and H [2013] EWHC 1901 (Mr Justice Peter Jackson)
  • Re P-M [2013] EWHC 2328 (Fam) (Mrs Justice Theis)
  • Raw v France and others v France (Application 10131/11) European Court of Human Rights
  • Re W (Children) [2013] EWHC 370 (Mrs Justice Theis)
  • Re L (A child) (Brussels II Revised: Recognition) [2012] EWCA Civ 1157 (Court of Appeal)
  • T v S (Wardship) [2012] 1 FLR 230 (Mr Justice Hedley)
  • Re S (Stranded Spouse Guidance) [2010] 1 FLR 319 (Mrs Justice Hogg)
  • Re I (Contact Application: Jurisdiction) [2010] 1 FLR 361 (UK Supreme Court)

Awards and rankings

  • Recommended Lawyer – Spears Guide 2022
  • Next Generation Partner (London: Family Law) – Legal 500 2024
  • Leading Individual (London: Cross-Border Children Disputes)  – Chambers and Partners
  • Shortisted for LexisNexis Family Law Awards International Family Lawyer of the Year (2022)
  • Shortlisted for Jordan’s Family Law Awards Family Law Associate of the Year (2017)
  • Rising Star – LGBT Bar Association and Interlaw Diversity Forum in recognition of LGBT legal professionals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality

Press coverage and publications

Colin Rogerson is also a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

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