We are very sad to have to announce that Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE QC (Hon), who has been unwell for some time, passed away yesterday.
This is a terrible loss and sadness to us all and will be to many others. Anne-Marie has always been a prominent character in the life of the firm and was of course known throughout the world for her ground breaking work in the field of child abduction and family law generally.
She touched all of our lives and we will miss her whilst also recognising how privileged we have been to know her in our professional and private lives. There are many happy memories of her some of which involved a glass or two of wine, a cigarette and a laugh. She was an extraordinary and unique woman and there will be no one else like her.
The firm mourns her loss but we will continue to carry on her work as she would have wished. Anne-Marie took great pride in her team of lawyers many of whom she has personally mentored for years and they will continue to promote her legacy of protecting children around the world.
She was a proud mother of Catherine and Sam and of her granddaughter Emmeline.