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News about ConnecteDNA's impact, research, and activities.

Changing Lead Institutions

This month (October 2021) the ConnecteDNA project, including our PI, Lucy Frith and Research Fellows, Caroline Redhead and Leah Gilman, is moving to the University of Manchester. We will now be based at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy and part of the department of Law in the School of Social Sciences. We will retain strong links with our colleagues, particularly via co-investigator Marie Fox who remains at The University of Liverpool.

If you have already taken part in the research, you should already have received an email with more details about the move and which contains all our updated contact details. However, if you would like any more information or to ask any questions, please do get in touch with a member of the research team.

ConnecteDNA ideas for law reform – our suggestions to the Law Commission

The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created to keep the law of England and Wales under review, and to recommend reform where it is needed. The aim of the Commission is to ensure that the law is fair, modern, simple and cost effective.

Every few years, the Law Commission undertakes a public consultation with a view to submitting a draft programme of law reform to the Lord Chancellor. The 13th Programme was agreed in 2017 and the Commissioners has recently consulted with a view to agreeing the 14th Programme. See the Law Commission’s suggested ideas for law reform on the Law Commission website.

The ConnecteDNA team was excited to see that, in the area of family law, Law Commission is interested in hearing about ideas for reform relating to assisted conception, and access to information about people’s origins. We have responded to the consultation and told the Law Commission about our research. You can download and read a summary of our response below:

The final programme of suggested reforms is expected to be published during the first half of 2022. We hope that our suggestions will feature.


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