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Peter Cronyn was featured in a Lawyers Daily article this week, the first in a two-part series. It was called “Wrongful impregnation of patients with fertility doctors’ own sperm raises novel criminal law questions, experts say”, and you can read the full article here.


The piece looks at the legal implications of misconduct in fertility treatment, and discusses Dr Norman Barwin, the fertility doctor who is alleged to have inseminated patients with the wrong sperm, sometimes his own. Peter, alongside Frances Shapiro Munn, is representing plaintiffs in the Barwin case. In the article, he discusses the impact for the patients involved: “It is devastating for these people. It’s multilayered. It’s very complex. The psycho emotional responses are very difficult.”

You can read more about the Barwin class action here.

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