Photo of Philip BremnerPhilip Bremner
Lecturer in Tort Law

Selected publications


Bremner, P D (2020) Birth registration: ‘coherent and certain’ or ‘an occasion for exquisite embarrassment and confusion’? Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. ISSN 0964-9069

Surtees, Nicola and Bremner, Philip (2020) Gay and lesbian collaborative co-parenting in New Zealand and the United Kingdom: 'The law doesn’t protect the third parent'. Social and Legal Studies, 29 (4). pp. 507-526. ISSN 1461-7390

Bremner, Phillip (2017) Collaborative co-parenting and heteronormativity: recognising the interests of gay fathers. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 29 (4). pp. 293-312. ISSN 1358-8184

Bremner, Philip (2017) Surrogacy and single parents following Re Z. Edinburgh Law Review, 21 (2). pp. 281-286. ISSN 1364-9809

Bremner, Phillip (2014) Lesbian parents and biological fathers – leave to apply for contact. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 36 (1). pp. 79-81. ISSN 0964-9069

Bremner, Phillip (2013) [Review] Seamus Burns (2011) The law of assisted reproduction. Medical Law International, 13 (2-3). pp. 211-218. ISSN 0968-5332

Bremner, Phillip (2010) The EU Maintenance Regulation: a qualified success for European family law. Kings Student Law Review, 2 (1). p. 5.

Beaumont, Paul and Bremner, Phillip (2010) Inter-regional conflicts within the United Kingdom relating to Private International Law of Succession – the development of the applicable law rule. Revista Valenciana d’Estudis Autonomics, 54 (2). pp. 245-256. ISSN 0213-2206

Bremner, Phillip (2010) The Lisbon Treaty: a constitutional document, not a constitution–a British perspective. Aberdeen Student Law Review, 1 (1). pp. 83-95. ISSN 2045-7340

Book Section

Bremner, Phillip (2011) International child maintenance in Europe. In: Boele-Woelki, Katharina, Miles, Jo and Scherpe, Jens M (eds.) The future of family property in Europe. Intersentia. ISBN 9789400000544

Conference or Workshop Item

Bremner, Phillip (2016) International surrogacy and same-sex parenthood: legal interventions in parenting journeys. In: CRFR International Conference 2016: Unequal Families and Relationships, 13-15 Jun 2016, Edinburgh.

Bremner, Phillip (2016) The legal Response to male-led parenting and reproductive collaborations. In: Eastern Sociological Society: Sociology of Reproduction Conference, 17- 20 Mar 2016, Boston.

Bremner, Phillip (2015) The legal construction of same-sex collaborative co-parenting in the UK and Canada. In: Centre for Research on Families and Relationships New Researchers Conference 2015, University of Edinburgh, 26th - 27th May 2015, Edinburgh.

Bremner, Phillip (2015) Same-sex parenting, birth certificates and court orders: access to justice in the UK and Canada. In: EU Litigious Love Project Final Conference, University of Bergamo, 22nd - 23rd May 2015, University of Bergamo.

Bremner, Phillip (2015) What has sex got to do with family law? In: Researching Sex and Sexualities Conference 2015, University of Sussex, 8th - 9th May 2015, University of Sussex.

Bremner, Phillip (2015) Birth registration and same-sex parenting in the UK and Canada: some unanswered questions. In: Socio-Legal Studies Annual Conference 2015, University of Warwick, 31st March - 2nd April 2015, University of Warwick.

Bremner, Phillip (2013) The legal recognition of poly-parenting: common-law and European approaches. In: Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2013, 3 - 6 September 2013, University of Edinburgh.

Bremner, Phillip (2013) Platonic parents: some preliminary findings and methodological reflections. In: Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, 26-28 March 2013, University of York.


Bremner, Phillip (2015) Collaborative co-parenting: a comparative study of the legal response to poly-parenting in Canada and the UK. Doctoral thesis (PhD), University of Exeter.

Bremner, Phillip (2011) Assisted reproduction and the legal recognition of multiple parents: a comparative analysis. Masters thesis , University of Exeter.

Bremner, Phillip (2010) Bridging the gap between civil and common law: an analysis of the proposed EU succession regulation. Masters thesis , University of Aberdeen.