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It is with great sadness that we learned that Anne-Marie Hutchinson passed away on 2 October 2020.

Anne-Marie was admitted in 1985 and in 1998 joined Dawson Cornwell, one of the UK’s leading family law firms, as Head of the Children Department. She is consistently named as one of the leading family lawyers in London in both Chambers and The Legal 500 and is singled out as a “star individual” in Chambers for cross-border disputes.

Anne-Marie is a Partner at Dawson Cornwell. She specialises in all aspects of domestic and international family law, the international movement of children, forced marriage, international adoption and surrogacy.

UNICEF Child Rights Lawyer award 1999. An OBE for services to international child abduction and adoption, 2002 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. 2004 selected as Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year. 2010 IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award. 2011 IKWRO True Honour Award. 2012 an “Albert” by the Albert Kennedy Trust. Jordans International Family Lawyer of the Year 2012. IAFL President’s Medal, 2014. Appointed Queens Counsel honoris causa, 2016. An honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Leeds, 2016.

Immediate past Parliamentarian of IAFL, chair of the Board of Trustees of Reunite: International Child Abduction Centre. Past chair of IBA Women’s Lawyers’ Interest Group. A Founding Fellow of the International Surrogacy Forum. Founding Member of the UK LGBT Family Law Institute. Fellow of American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys. Co-chair IAFL Surrogacy and ARTS Committee. Member of the National Commission on Forced Marriage (House of Lords). Panel member of the Government Review of Sharia Law in England and Wales.