Michael Mylonas QC featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 for “legal firsts in new and exciting areas of law”
1st February 2019
We are delighted that Michael has been included as one of 16 barristers featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 this year:
The Lawyer comments as follows: “Michael Mylonas QC had 24 hours to secure the extraction and posthumous use of a fatally injured man’s sperm to allow the victim’s wife to become pregnant.
A day before the man died, Mylonas collaborated with the doctors involved and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to urgently submit an application to the Court of Protection, which hears cases related to people who – due to lack of mental capacity – cannot make decisions for themselves.
Showing how the couple was undergoing a fertility treatment and was keen to have a child, the barrister convinced the judge that it was the man’s will to enable his wife to conceive, and subsequently allowed for his sperm to be retrieved and stored through the signature of a deputy.
As part of his medical law practice, Mylonas has been working on a series of groundbreaking cases at the intersection of biology, ethics and law, often pushing regulatory boundaries and shaping the public debate. Next year, he will work on the regulatory void surrounding the case of a transgender man who wants to be recognised as father of his baby after a local registrar said he would be forced to be recorded as mother.”
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