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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

inner_temple_award.jpgUniversity Lecturer and Faculty Access Officer Claire Fenton-Glynn has been awarded the 2015 Inner Temple New Author's Prize for her book Children’s Rights in Intercountry Adoption (Intersentia 2014).

The Faculty's Professor Neil Andrews also came runner-up in the Main Book Prize competition for his work Andrews on Civil Processes, also published by Intersentia.

The competition is intended to encourage and reward the writing of books which make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the law and in this way to mark the Inn's long standing commitment to legal scholarship and to the education and training of practising and intending lawyers.

Claire was presented the Prize at a reception on 9 December by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Royal Bencher and former Royal Treasurer of the Inner Temple, Princess Anne.  

Commenting on her success, Claire said:

"I am very honoured to receive this prize. This is my first book, and I am delighted that it has been recognised in this way. The protection of children's rights when crossing international borders is a matter that is of increasing importance, and I am happy to have been able to add to our understanding of the issue."

Claire contributes a quarterly update on European family law in the International Family Law journal, and from February 2016 will write a bi-monthly column in Family Law. You can follow Claire on Twitter @CFentonGlynn.