2009 - News Articles

Article by Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome

November 2009

Read an article written by Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome with Dr. Kerstin Niethammer-Jurgens and published by Family Law Journal outlining the differences between family law in England and Germany.

A match made in Europe

Citywealth Leaders List 2009

June 2009

John Cornwell, Rhiannon Lewis and Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE have all been named as leading family and matrimonial lawyers in the Citywealth Guide for the Superwealthy: the Leading Wealth Managers and Advisors 2009.

LAWASIA Conference in Singapore

May 2009

Russell Bywater addressed the Children and the Law Conference in Singapore, organized jointly by LAWASIA and The Law Society of Singapore. Russell delivered a paper on The Voice of the Child in Hague Proceedings, co-authored by Anne-Marie Hutchinson of Dawson Cornwell and Edward Devereux of Counsel.

Law Society of Singapore

Video of press conference

April 2009

Watch Dr Abedin describe her experience of abduction and forced marriage and Anne-Marie Hutchinson explain about her ground breaking work in this field.

Dr. Abedin and Anne-Marie gave a press conference on 28th April 2009 at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe with Micarla Catalano, PACE Press Service and Antigone Papadapoulos, PACE rapporteur, prior to the Parliamentary Debate.

Watch the video
Read the press release

Norwegian Initiative

May 2009

On 8 May 2009 Anne-Marie Hutchinson travelled to Norway to give a presentation at a public meeting and to meet Ministers and NGOs to discuss an initiative for the introduction of forced marriage legislation in Norway.


Articles by partner Kate Allen

April 2009

Read a recent series of articles on cohabitation co-authored by Kate Allen, partner and published in the Family Law Journal.

Six Golden Rules
Life Beyond the Family Proceedings Rules

English-Spanish Bar Leaders and Lawyers' Conference

April 2009

Over 100 Spanish lawyers convened at The Law Society on 2nd and 3rd April 2009 for the inaugural English-Spanish Bar Leaders and Lawyers’ Conference. Carolina Marín Pedreño, our dual qualified Anglo-Spanish lawyer, gave a paper on the topic of Practical Aspects of Anglo-Spanish Divorce Law, jurisdiction, applicable law and enforcement.

Conference program

Forced marriages seminar

April 2009

Anne-Marie Hutchinson, partner at Dawson Cornwell, spoke at a seminar on Forced Marriages alongside Sir Mark Potter (President of the Family Division) and Mr Justice Munby.

Seminar programme
Text of speeches given by Sir Mark Potter and Mr Justice Munby.