Hughmans obtained a declaration of parentage on behalf of a client who had been the victim of serious incompetence at a fertility clinic. Hughmans’ client was one of a number of applicants let down by bureaucratic failures at a number of facilities. The case was widely reported in the media. Sir James Munby, president of the family division of the High Court, said that the failures on behalf of the clinics painted an ‘alarming and shocking’ picture.
The BBC’s reporting of the case is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34222268
Further discussion of the case can be found here: http://www.marilynstowe.co.uk/2015/09/11/fertility-clinics-incompetence-leave-couples-in-legal-limbo/