Elizabeth Cape Cowens is a Solicitor at Blackfords LLP. She is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and represents children and parents in Care proceedings. Elizabeth won the Association of Lawyers for Children Outstanding Newcomer in the Field of Children Law Award in 2015.
Elizabeth has been involved in a number of Family Rights Group projects over the last 5 years. She volunteered to advise potential kinship carers as part of the Pro Bono Advice Project, regularly contributes to consultation responses and draft proposed guidance and legislation, and formed an integral part of the FRG led working group which drafted the Initial Family and Friends Care Assessment: A good practice guide. Elizabeth is also a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children Executive Committee and is committed to fighting for the rights of families and children.