By Annette Hickey | 10 February 2020

Surrogacy Event A Great Success


On Saturday, 8th February Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan was delighted to play its part at one of Ireland’s largest Surrogacy Information Events to date.

With more than 200 people in attendance at the beautiful Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone, assembled guests got to hear from a wide range of speakers about all aspects of Surrogacy in a comfortable and confidential environment.

Speakers at the event included:

beckyBecky Loftus
A recent surrogate mother who spoke about her own experiences carrying a child on behalf of friends who could not ordinarily conceive.
annette-2Annette Hickey
As one of Ireland’s most experienced Surrogacy law practitioners, Annette spoke about her own experiences and highlighted the common issues intending parents should be aware of. She also discussed the proposed changes in legislation in Ireland and what this will mean for intending surrogate parents going forward.
john-2John Kennedy, SIMS IVF Clinic
As medical director working in the field of surrogacy and fertility, John spoke about the options available and discussed how a clear focus the diagnostic stage of infertility investigations is the key to successful treatment in the future.

“It is fair to say that the event has been a remarkable success”, commented Annette Hickey, head of Surrogacy & Fertility law, Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan Solicitors, “When we first got involved we knew there was a demand for information of this nature, however, given the overwhelming interest and attendance, I believe there is a real demand for more information and clearer laws regarding surrogacy and fertility matters in Ireland.”

For anyone who could not make it to the conference and would like to find out more, please visit our Surrogacy Resources page or get in touch for an initial consultation.


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Written By Annette Hickey

Annette has exclusively practised family law in the litigation department for the past 10 years and heads up the firm's Surrogacy & Fertility law team.

She is highly respected and regarded for her expertise and knowledge of fertility law, surrogacy and same-sex family matters. Diligent, thorough and empathetic, Annette brings a wealth of experience, sensitivity and understanding to our team.

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