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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.


UNICEF Child Rights Lawyer Award (1999), OBE for services to international child abduction and adoption (2002), Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year, for work with 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).

Professional Memberships

International Academy of Family Lawyers; chair of the Board of Trustees of Reunite: International Child Abduction Centre, LawAsia, Founding Fellow of the International Surrogacy Forum, American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys, Commissioner of the House of Lords National Commission on Forced Marriage and panel member of Government Review into Sharia Law.