• The wrong harvest: The law on saviour siblings

      Cherkassky, Lisa; University of Derby (Oxford University Press, 2015-02-11)
      The momentous case of Quintavalle supported the creation of saviour siblings in English law. The House of Lords confirmed that embryos can be selected for social purposes according to the desires of the mother. This article discusses the implications of that decision for the welfare of saviour siblings and argues that harvesting of young saviour siblings is difficult to justify under the current fragmentary law.
    • Y v A Healthcare Trust and the Mental Capacity Act 2005: taking gamete retrieval to the bank

      Cherkassky, Lisa; University of Derby (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019-04)
      Comments on the application in Y v A Healthcare NHS Trust (CP) of the best interests test set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 s.4 to the retrieval of sperm from a man suspected of being brainstem dead, and the approach to consent to storage and use in fertility treatment by his wife. Questions whether a construction of best interests which extends to potential wishes is appropriate in the strictly regulated context of assisted conception.