Advice & Advocacy Director (Performance & Quality Assurance)
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Elizabeth is the Service Director for Quality Assurance and Performance Management of the Advice and Advocacy Service. She brings breadth of knowledge and experience to the Advice and Advocacy Service from her many years assisting and representing parents, kinship carers, and children in public and private law proceedings. Elizabeth has worked with several organisations to advocate for positive change to law and policy relating to families.
Elizabeth began her career in charity and public sector work. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 and gained the Law Society Children Law Specialist Accreditation in 2016. Prior to joining Family Rights Group, she worked in private practice with a busy caseload of complex private and public law cases, often representing the child. Elizabeth also has international expertise and is a Resolution Accredited Child Abduction Specialist. She has acted in high-profile cases in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, including representation of the Association of Lawyers for Children in the case of P-S (Children)  EWCA Civ 1407.
Elizabeth is originally from New York State and relocated to England in 2007. She enjoys music, swimming, and supporting Newcastle United football club.