Liz Bottrill

Liz is a partner in the family law team at Laytons Solicitors with over 25 years' experience in the field. She has a particular interest and expertise in the law relating to children and fertility.

You, Me & Co-parenting

The term co-parenting is not one that has a formal legal definition, but is a term that is becoming more widely used by the general public. Previously, reference to co-parenting...

When Family Matters

The concept of family has changed beyond all recognition in the space of a generation. The idea of a nuclear family unit comprising of a married mum and dad...

Surrogacy in the UK

With all the recent Newspaper headlines about celebrity couples using surrogacy as a way of creating or extending their families, it is perhaps unsurprising that the number of couples...

Are You Considering Adoption?

There are many reasons why people choose adoption as the way to grow their family. For some it is their first choice, for others it is a decision taken...

Should same sex couples take legal advice before starting a family?

Same sex couples need no reminder of the impact the law can have on their private lives. As we mark 50 years since the 1967 Act, and rightly celebrate...

Our new experts from Laytons Solicitors address the legal issues around starting a family

"The question of who, in law, is or are the parent(s) of the child born is, as a moment's reflection will make obvious, a question of the most fundamental...