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‘As a parent, I have a huge amount of respect for any other parent. You have to think about what is the best outcome for the entire family.’ This is the empathetic attitude that drives Sarah Hutchinson, who is known for both high-end divorce work and complex leave to remove applications. Hutchinson is alive to the emotive aspects of the children side of her practice. ‘If one parent wishes to move to America, even with FaceTime and Skype and so forth, things are better than they were, but it’s still a huge deal and very fiercely fought. Either you will move to America or you won’t.’
Hutchinson, a new partner at Farrer’s, also handles child abduction matters and has contacts across numerous jurisdictions. ‘I’ve had two maternity leaves in the past five years, which in many respects is sort of research,’ she jokes.
Hutchinson’s notable cases include KG v LG, resolving issues of non-disclosure on behalf of her client; BD v FD, which considered the issue of profligate spending in the lead-up to a trial; and Y v Y, a matter involving a landed estate and inherited assets.
Her interests are wide-ranging: ‘I love the Wimbledon tennis near where I live, as well as travel, music, dancing, and hot yoga.’