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Liz Cowell

Family Law Specialist

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Arbitration

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Family Law

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Welcome to Liz Cowell, Family Law Specialist/Arbitrator

I’m Liz Cowell, a Family Law Specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in my chosen profession – welcome to my website. Whether you’re a colleague, a past, present or future client, or a student who is joining this fascinating, challenging yet rewarding profession, I hope you’ll learn more about me and Family Law.

Based in Manchester, the vibrant city where I was born and grew up, I’ve been a partner at some of the North West’s leading law firms, including at Pannone LLP where I practised for around 15 years, Married with two sons in their twenties, when possible we love travelling to Cornwall to unwind, breathe the sea air and relax. I’m also a great fan of modern art; when I go to London, if I have the time, you’ll find me at the Tate Modern!

Here you will find more information about me and my services:

  • Family Law – over the years I’ve been a partner at some of Manchester’s leading law firms, operating nationally and internationally. I specialise in complex cases, often involving high-net worth individuals, many of whom own assets abroad.
  • Arbitration – with the Family Court suffering an increasing backlog, with ever-increasing waiting times, Arbitration is now becoming a cost-effective method of choice for many clients. The Family Court is also actively encouraging Alternative Dispute Resolution methods
  • Books – A Practical Guide to Spousal Maintenance, aimed at my fellow family lawyers, was published by Law Brief Publishing in June 2019. My third book to date, with the working title of No Blame – the Path to No Fault Divorce, focuses on the new No Fault Divorce law, which took effect on 6 April 2022.
  • Courses – I frequently deliver courses on Family Law, including on behalf of MBL Seminars, for colleagues in the profession. In view of COVID-19, I have been delivering these courses online, but look forward to getting back to face-to-face sessions.
  • Media, events and blogLiz Cowell’s LegalEyes – here you can access relevant news, see which events I’m taking part in and follow my blog, aimed at fellow lawyers, clients, and anyone with an interest in Family Law. I’ve appeared on television, spoken on radio, written articles for and been quoted in newspapers, online and legal publications.
  • For my personal message in the wake of COVID-19, please click here.

Liz Cowell is a superb divorce lawyer. She has worked on my case for four and a half years and has earnt my trust and deep respect. The humanity, enormous experience, persistence and commercial know-how have helped her to shepherd me through a vast minefield of obstacles that would have brought other solicitors to their knees. “She is eminently approachable and an excellent communicator so one is always able to debate tactics and strategy and agree the way ahead. I can recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who wants to instruct on divorce proceedings.
Peter Crossley
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