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Work 020 7242 2556
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Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon)

Tel:
Work 020 7242 2556
Email:
Web:
www.dawsoncornwell.com
Dawson Cornwell

Work Department

Children.

Position

Partner and head of the children’s department; specialises in children law, particularly international child custody, abduction, adoption, forced marriage and surrogacy; reported and leading cases too numerous to list.

Career

Inaugural UNICEF Child Rights Lawyer of the Year Award 1999; OBE for services to international child abduction and adoption 2001; Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year for Family Law 2004; publications: previous consultant editor ‘Children Law & Practice’ (Family Law); co-author ‘International Parental Child Abduction’ (Family Law); international correspondent ‘International Family Law’ (Jordan) chair Family Law Committee, International Bar Association; chair Reunite International Child Abduction Centre, received 4th IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award (2010), and International Family Lawyer of the Year (Jordans 2012); awarded IAFL President's medal (2014); appointed Queens Counsel honoris causa in 2016; received an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Leeds in 2016

Member

International Academy of Family Lawyers; Association of Lawyers for Children; International Society of Family Law; International Bar Association; Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children; House of LordsNational Commission on Forced Marriage; British Spanish Law Association; American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys

Education

Leeds University (BA Hons International History and Politics).


London: Private client

Family

Within: Leading individuals

Anne-Marie Hutchinson - Dawson Cornwell

Within: Family

Dawson Cornwell has the ‘greatest concentration of talent in the UK in international cases involving children’. This skilled team has substantial international expertise both at partner and associate level and it has an established Spanish desk and a newly formed Pakistan desk. Its lawyers cover 19 languages and its matrimonial and children teams are both well-placed to respond to complex and novel international cases. The group also has substantial expertise in other niche areas such as UHNW surrogacy. In addition the team has been involved in 17 reported cases in the past year. Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) who receives so many plaudits has been described as a ‘living legend who has dominated the field of international children law for many years’ – she heads the children team. Kate Allen heads the matrimonial team. It has recently promoted three people to the partnership namely Lisette DuprĂ©; Jessica Reid and Colin Rogerson.

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