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Anne-Marie Hutchinson

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Practice Areas

Practises exclusively in family law, international family law, international custody disputes, child abduction, inter-country adoption, forced marriages and international surrogacy. Resolution accredited specialist in forced marriage and honour based violence, child abduction and children law.

Professional Memberships

Immediate past Parliamentarian of the IAFL; chair of the Board of Trustees of Reunite: International Child Abduction Centre, past chair of the Women Lawyers' Interest Group and the Family Law Committee of the IBA, Founding Fellow of the International Surrogacy Forum, Commissioner of the National Commission on Forced Marriage at the House of Lords, co-chair IAFL Surrogacy and ARTS Committee, panel member of Government Review into Sharia Law.


UNICEF Child Rights Lawyer Award (1999), OBE for services to international child abduction and adoption (2002), Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year, for her work with the victims of forced marriages (2004), International Bar Association's Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award (2010), IKWRO True Honour Award (2011), "Albert" award from the Albert Kennedy Trust, in recognition of her work on an international level in defending the human rights of young lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans people (2011), Jordans International Family Lawyer of the Year (2012), Out in the City "Corporate Straight Ally" Award (2014), International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers President's Medal (2014), Queens Counsel honoris causa (2016), Doctor of Laws honoris causa, University of Leeds (2016).