Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge, and joined Harcourt Chambers as an Associate Member in 2017. She is a leading expert on international family law, with a particular focus on human rights and the cross-border movement of children. She has written extensively on intercountry adoption, international and domestic surrogacy, and the protection of children’s rights before the ECHR. Her work has been cited by the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as being presented to the European Parliament.
She is an Editor of the European Section of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, as well as sitting on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. She also writes a bi-monthly column in the Family Law Journal, and was shortlisted for Commentator of the Year in the 2016 Jordan’s Family Law Awards.
Claire has also worked with organisations such as United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Union, Save the Children, and Avocats Sans Frontieres on issues concerning child protection, human rights, and rule of law.
She is available to act as an academic consultant on all areas of her expertise.