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Josh Hitchens Book Prize

Joshua Hitchens wins prize in the Inner Temple Book Prize 2022.

Outer Temple’s Joshua Hitchens‘ book, Forced Marriage Law and Practice, has come Runner-Up for New Author’s prize in the Inner Temple Book Prize 2022.

Josh Hitchens, jointly with Niamh Daly of 1GC Chambers, recently published Forced Marriage Law and Practice and we would like to congratulate them both for coming Runner-Up in the New Author category of the Inner Temple Book Prize 2022.

The Inner Temple Book Prizes are described as “one of the highest honours that legal authorship can aspire to”. The Prizes are intended to recognise and to encourage the writing of books which make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of law as administered in England and Wales. The long term aim of the Prize is to affirm the Inn’s commitment to legal scholarship and to the training of lawyers both now and in the future. The patron of the award is HRH the Princess Royal. 

Book Prize Winners

The joint winners of its Main Book Prize were Professor Jo Braithwaite (The Financial Courts: Adjudicating Disputes in Derivatives Markets) and Professor Neil Duxbury (The Intricacies of Dicta and Dissent).

The New Author’s Prize was won by Joanna Bell for her book The Anatomy of Administrative Law, Hart Publishing.

The Judging Panel were also delighted to announce Runners-Up for the New Author’s Prize; Joshua Hitchens and Niamh Daly: Forced Marriage Law and Practice, published by Bloomsbury.

Forced Marriage Law and Practice

Joshua and Niamh’s book provides a comprehensive and practical treatment of this area of law and practice, an awareness of what remedies may be available and how they may be obtained, and how best to defend an application or prosecution. The foreword to the book is written by Mr Justice Hayden, Vice President of the Court of Protection.

For a full chapter list and description of contents please visit Book Prize Sponsors, Wildy & Sons Ltd’s website:

More information on the Book Prize 2022 can be found here:

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Josh practices primarily in the crossover between Commercial and Public Law. He has advised the Bank of England, the Government of Jersey and financial institutions on high profile and high value sanctions matters. He also has experience of advising on Banking Resolution and Regulatory matters.

He also has particular expertise in Human Rights Law and is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel. He regularly appears in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council, both on his own and led by King’s Counsel in public law cases.

Josh’s practice also incorporates the law of mental incapacity. He regularly appears in the Court of Protection in both Personal Welfare and Property and Financial Affairs disputes. He has a particular interest in cases involving abuse of incapacious adults and is the co-author of Forced Marriage Law and Practice.

Legal Blog & Publications, International, Public 5 Jan, 2023


Joshua Hitchens

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