Woman wins Court of Appeal ruling over dead daughter's frozen eggs


A woman who wants to use her daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won a Court of Appeal battle.

The 60-year-old, whose daughter died of cancer in 2011, had asked three judges to allow her to carry out the dying wishes of her "much-loved and only child".

Lawyers for the woman and her husband, referred to only as Mr and Mrs M, said that if they did not overturn the High Court's dismissal of the case, the inevitable consequence would be that the eggs would be allowed to perish.

On Thursday in London, Sir James Munby, Lady Justice Arden and Lord Justice Burnett allowed the appeal and remitted the case to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) for further consideration.

Mr and Mrs M were not in court for the ruling.