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ABOUT ​​ADEPT FAMILY LAWYERS

From the initial consultation, through the appellate process, Adept Family Lawyers are committed to achieving the best possible result for each client. Each case calls for an individualized strategy and we can creatively map that strategy out.

 

Let’s skillfully give you the edge with expert advice every step of the way. Wise is the person who fortifies himself/herself with the right counsel.

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Principal Lawyer

Banke Adediran

LL.B., Master of Laws (LL.M)., Practising Mediator

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Since graduating from Dalhousie University in 2007, Banke’s practice has focused exclusively on Family Law, with emphasis on Matrimonial Property, Domestic Violence, Custody, Child, and Spousal Support cases. Her international background working with families underscores her understanding of the practice of Family Law.

 

Banke has consistently advocated for her clients, guiding both men and women through difficult divorces and complex family issues. Her swift approach to litigation coupled with her dedication to her clients has enabled her to best achieve her clients’ goals and safeguard their interests. Since her certification to represent children in 2018, Banke has represented many children in high conflict family law matters. She has displayed and maintained a high level of objectivity and neutrality in her role as children’s counsel and as an officer of the court. In addition to her litigation prowess, Banke is a Practicing Mediator.

 

Banke counsels expertly, fights tooth and nail when needed, negotiates and mediates when appropriate and ensures that you are comfortable every step of the way.

 

Banke is also a proud soccer mom.

Education

Practicing Mediator, 2020
Call to Bar, Alberta, 2010
Dalhousie University, Master of Laws (LL.M), 2007

Awards/Memberships/Recognition

Killam Fellowships: Dalhousie University. Faculty of Graduate Studies
Member, Law Society of Alberta
Award for Recognition: LAA Access to Justice Award
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Calgary Bar Association
Member and Practicing Mediator, Alberta Family Mediation Society
Associate Member, ADR Institute of Alberta
Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Member, Association of Women Lawyers
Member, Canadian Free Wills Network
Advising Lawyer, Student Legal Assistance, University of Calgary
Member, Calgary Black Chambers
Volunteer, Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG)
Volunteer, Women’s Centre of Calgary
Volunteer, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)
Member, Christian Legal Fellowship
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Associate Lawyer

Emma Wilson

B.A. (Hons.), J.D.

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Emma is an Associate Lawyer with Adept Family Lawyers, practising predominantly in Family Law. Emma represents clients on Family Law issues including but not limited to custody, child support, spousal support, and division of property. She is a skilled litigator. She has successfully represented clients at the Provincial Court of Alberta, Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Court of Appeal of Alberta. Emma is also a skilled negotiator, advocating for resolution through Alternative Dispute Resolution processes in appropriate circumstances.

 

Additionally, Emma offers clients legal services in the areas of Wills and Estates, recognizing that upon separation, parties often have legal needs beyond the scope of Family Law.

 

She was the recipient of the David Beatty History Award during her studies at Mount Allison University, where she graduated with the highest GPA among history honours students. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of New Brunswick. During Law School, Emma worked extensively with the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick, and she continues to advocate for access to justice today.

 

Outside of the office, Emma enjoys travelling, skiing, hiking, and running with her dog.

Education

Call to Bar, Alberta, 2019
Call to Bar, Nova Scotia, 2019
University of New Brunswick, J.D., 2018
Mount Allison University, B.A. (Hons.), 2015

Memberships/Recognition

Member, Law Society of Alberta
Non-practising Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
Member, Calgary Bar Association
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Associate Lawyer

Talvir Minhas 

B.A, LL.B. 

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Talvir is an Associate Lawyer with Adept Family Lawyers, practicing in the areas of Family, Criminal, and Immigration. Prior to joining Adept Family Lawyers, Talvir articled at a mid-size full-service firm in Calgary wherein she appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, and Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.

 

While attending law school, Talvir volunteered at a Miscarriages of Justice Pro Bono Clinic, where she offered legal services to individuals falsely accused in criminal matters. Talvir understands that each client’s situation differs case by case and she is there to listen and guide her clients throughout the litigation process. Her approach is more practical and, on the ball. She works with her clients to arrive at constructive and realistic solutions.

 

Outside of the office, you can find Talvir spending time with her family and friends, and her dog, Miko.

Education

Call to Bar, Alberta, 2022
University of Leicester LLB, 2020
Mount Royal University, BA Criminal Justice, 2018

Awards/Memberships/Recognition

Member, Law Society of Alberta
Member, Canadian Bar Association

Languages

English
Punjabi
Raman Manhas

Associate Lawyer

Raman Manhas

B.A, LL.B, LL.M

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Raman is an Associate Lawyer with Adept Family Lawyers, practising in the areas of Family Law, Real Estate and Criminal Law. Prior to joining Adept Family lawyers, Raman worked at a boutique law firm in Calgary, where she gained invaluable experience representing clients at the Provincial Court and the Court of King's Bench of Alberta. 

Raman's passion is mainly in the courtroom,  as she walks her clients through all areas that may concern them, stemming from separation all the way to settling in their new homes.

 

During her master's degree in Intellectual Property & Information Law at King's College London, Raman excelled in legal research and writing. Her participation in Canadian Law Societies Moot Competitiions is a testament to her proficiency in Legal Research, Legal Drafting and Advocacy Skills.

 

Outside the office, Raman enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones, travelling, and caring for her puppy, Teddy.

Education

Call to Bar, Alberta, 2023
Kings College London LL.M, 2021
University of Leicester LL.B, 2020
Mount Royal University, B.A Criminal Justice, 2018

Memberships/Recognition

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Calgary Bar Association

Languages

English
Punjabi
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Associate Lawyer

Jalal Alawes

B.Sc, J.D.

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Jalal is an Associate Lawyer with Adept Family Lawyers. He is an alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan, having obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2014 and his Juris Doctorate in 2017.

 

Jalal gained his legal experience in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Southern Alberta. While Jalal has experience in Civil Litigation, including Employment Law and contract disputes, Jalal focuses on Family Law and Criminal Law. His primary interests are in child custody proceedings and representing youth in Criminal Court, as he believes the welfare of children are of paramount concern in legal matters.

 

Jalal has appeared at all levels of Court in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, with multiple appearances at the Court of Appeal. While Jalal recognizes that settlement is superior to litigation, he understands that sometimes, litigation is required, and he will advocate for change when it is necessary. 

 

As an idealist, Jalal strives to ensure that the best possible solution is met for his clients, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Using empathy and tenacity, Jalal advocates fiercely for his clients. Always contemplating issues in his cases, Jalal strives to ensure his arguments are well thought-out, using both precedent and novel material to ensure success.

In his free time, Jalal can be found at the library, reading on the latest Family Law and Criminal Law issues. Jalal also loves to spend time in the mountains, hiking, or volunteering for the vulnerable who cannot afford legal services.

 

Education

University of Saskatchewan, B.Sc., 2014

University of Saskatchewan, J.D. 2017

Member, Law Society of Alberta 

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Calgary Bar Association

Memberships/Recognition

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Legal Assistant

Susan Argent

Susan is a Legal Assistant at Adept Family Lawyers. She brings her compassionate, friendly, and positivite personality to the team. Susan goes far and beyond to help her clients deal with all their family legal needs and inquires. She is indeed a breath of fresh air and your go-to person at Adept Family Lawyers. 

 

In her spare time, Susan enjoys camping and spending time with her family and two Australian Shepards. 

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Real Estate Paralegal

Fang Zhou

Fang joined Adept Family Lawyers as a Paralegal in February of 2015 and has since been an integral member of our team.

 

Fang specializes in residential & commercial real estate transactions. Her dedication to her job and our clients is second to none. Fang provides a high level of service and attention to details in all of her Real Estate deals. She remains professional while projecting the ability to empathize with clients’ needs on a daily basis. Her easy-going demeanor brings a sense of calm to all situations.

 

During her free time, Fang enjoys hiking, reading, travelling and spending time with her family.

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TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK! 

We at Adept Family Lawyers offer a wide array of legal services for families and individuals. Resolving family law issues around separation and divorce, buying and selling property, estate matters and setting up wills, and bringing over family members from other countries - we are your family's one stop legal shop.

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