Fertility expert sued over private work

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A leading fertility expert is being sued for allegedly making "secret profits" from his pioneering work.

Dr Simon Fishel, who was part of the Cambridge team behind the world's first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is accused of earning enormous sums abroad instead of focusing on his work at a non-profit-making university research centre.

Nottingham University has issued a High Court writ seeking damages for breach of contract against Dr Fishel (pictured), who is also accused of setting secret passwords to stop staff at the university from accessing key computer files.

Dr Fishel, who strongly denies the allegations, said: "I have dedicated my life to helping infertile couples."