Claire Cousin
  • Claire Cousin
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Claire Cousin

Senior Associate

Claire joined Emery Johnson Astills in 2007 and qualified in 2010. She is an experienced Solicitor specialising in representing immediate and extended family members including children in all aspects of Childcare Law including:

  • Care and Supervision Orders
  • Emergency Protection Orders
  • Secure Accommodation Orders
  • Placement Orders and Adoption
  • Revocation of Placement Order
  • Adoption Breakdown
  • Wardship
  • Orders under the Inherent Jurisdiction
  • Human Rights issues relating to Childcare Law
  • Discharge of Care Orders and Contact with a child in Care
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Arrangements for children where the child is separately represented
  • Pre-proceedings advice where Social Services are holding a Child Protection Conference or Pre-proceedings Meeting
  • Advice regarding section 20 Children Act 1989
  • Advice to family members regarding a negative assessment completed by Social Services in relation to a family member’s ability to care for a child

Professional Information

  • Claire is a member of the specialist Law Society Children Panel and a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children.

Team: Care Team