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With one of the most experienced teams in the North West of England, we are on hand to guide you through this difficult and often lengthy process and provide you with advice at every stage.

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Diane Cogan

Diane is an Associate within our Family team. She has developed an excellent reputation as a specialist childcare solicitor, having worked with leading experts in this specialist area of practice. She regularly represents parents, grandparents, extended family members and children (on instruction by the child’s guardian) in care and supervision proceedings, advising on a range of issues where the Local Authority have issued proceedings to safeguard a child.

Diane advises family members and foster carers on Special Guardianship Orders, and individuals and couples seeking to adopt a child. She also advises on complex issues where a child has been made a Ward of Court and in Private Law Children Act Proceedings, involving disputes between parents on Child Arrangement Orders, Specific Issue and Prohibited Steps Orders. In addition, Diane has experience of conducting cases having a foreign jurisdictional element.

T: 0161 835 8813

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