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Liz Cowell Principal Lawyer, Family Law

Experience Profile

Liz is a Senior Family Law Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

As well as working as a family law solicitor, Liz sits as a deputy district judge. This allows her to keep up to date with the latest judicial developments in both family and civil cases.

She specialises in complex family financial issues in divorce proceedings and where there are problems following the break-up of cohabiting couples.

She has also acted in a number of cases where there are family trusts and inheritance disputes.

Many of her cases involve significant assets and difficult legal issues.

One niche area Liz specialises in is advising on the possibility of setting aside financial settlements where the court has been misled by fraudulent information from one of the parties.

Liz lectures to other family practitioners on family law and has written numerous articles on the subject in a number of publications. She has also written a handbook for family practitioners on bankruptcy.


Independent Recommendations

The Legal 500 2015 edition lists Liz as a leading individual in Family Law.

Career History

  • Since 2014 Slater and Gordon
  • College of Law, Chester
  • Birmingham University

Professional Memberships

  • Qualified as a family law arbitrator
  • Resolution accredited specialist in ancillary relief and cohabitation.
  • Advanced member of the Law Society’s family panel
  • Member of Resolution’s Child Support Committee
  • Member of Manchester Law Society
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)