Here at NYAS, we’re excited to announce that we have appointed children law specialist Diane Cogan as our new National Executive Director for Legal Services.

Graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2004 with an LL.B (Hons) degree, Diane has gone on to become an accredited children law specialist with an excellent reputation. She was appointed to the Law Society Children Panel in 2013, and has worked with leading experts in this area of practice in both public and private law proceedings.

In her role as National Executive Director, Diane will drive forward the development and delivery of NYAS Legal Services including the expansion of both the public and private law services.

Diane said, “It is an enormous privilege to be appointed as National Executive Director for Legal Services, sharing the values that NYAS hold dear in championing children’s rights, and to be part of an organisation that truly makes a difference to the lives of young people and their families.”

Rita Waters, Group CEO of NYAS said, “I am delighted to welcome Diane to NYAS and onto the executive management team. Diane’s experience and leadership skills will be vital in continuing the strategic development of our legal services and I look forward to working with her to strengthen our established reputation in family law.”