Our Team

ABOUT US

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.

Principal Lawyer

Banke

Banke Adediran
LL.B., Master of Laws (LL.M).

Since graduating from Dalhousie University in 2007, Banke’s practice has focused exclusively on Family Law, with emphasis on Matrimonial Property, Domestic Violence, Child/Spousal Support and Custody 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.

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

Banke is also a proud soccer mom.

Education

  • Call to Bar, Alberta, 2010
  • Certificate of Qualification, Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2009
  • Dalhousie University, Master of Laws (LL.M), 2007.

Awards/Memberships/Recognition

  • Killam Fellowships: Dalhousie University. Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Award for Recognition: Legal Aid Alberta Access to Justice Award.
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Member, ADR Institute of Alberta
  • Member, Association of Women Lawyers (AWL)
  • Member, Canadian Free Wills Network
  • Volunteer and Advising Lawyer, Student Legal Assistance (SLA)
  • Volunteer, Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG)
  • Volunteer, Women’s Centre of Calgary
  • Volunteer, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)

Contact

403.879.1750. Ext 1
banke@adeptfamilylawyers.com


Associate Lawyer

Soni Dhaliwal
B.A., J.D.

Soni joined Adept Family Lawyers as an Articling Student in 2017 and was called to the Bar in 2018. She has been dedicated to the practice of family law from the very beginning. Her strongest skill set is in the issues of custody, spousal support and matrimonial property. Soni is a skilled negotiator and litigator, and has favourably litigated cases involving parenting arrangements, child and spousal support and the division of property. Soni is a firm believer in providing clients with consistent service and custom solutions.
Prior to joining Adept Family Lawyers, Soni completed her legal education at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with Distinction. While at law school, she completed a semester long placement with Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City, a legal clinic focused on assisting disadvantaged clients and improving access to justice. As such, she has experience in representing clients on matters including family law, immigration, and small claims. This opportunity helped her gain advocacy skills and adopt a client-centered approach.
Soni is fluent in Punjabi. In her spare time, Soni enjoys reading, volunteering, and spending time with family. Originally from the Okanagan Valley, she now calls Calgary home.

Education

  • Call to Bar, Alberta, 2018
  • University of Saskatchewan, J.D. (Distinction), 2017
  • University of Saskatchewan, B.A. (Great Distinction), 2012

Memberships/Recognition

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
    Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta

Contact
403.879.1750. Ext 5
soni@adeptfamilylawyers.com


 

 

Legal Assistant

Sabrina Chubak

Sabrina is a legal assistant with Adept Family Lawyers. She graduated with a legal assistant diploma in 2018 and immediately joined the team due to her strong interest in the area of Family Law. Sabrina assists with Family law Matters, and Wills & Estate.

Sabrina’s pragmatic approach to her work, and her desire to help others, made the area of Family Law an obvious choice for her.

In her free time, Sabrina enjoys hiking.

Contact
403.879.1750. Ext 0
 adeptadmin@adeptfamilylawyers.com


Student-at-Law

Amanda Khalil 
B.A., LL.B.

Amanda is a Student-at-Law with Adept Family Lawyers. She has an honours degree in Philosophy with a minor in business from the University of Calgary and received her second-class honours law degree in 2016 from the University of Southampton, England, a recognized top 100 global university and Russel Group educational institution. During Amanda’s time in England she volunteered with the European Union in their animal welfare programs by providing legal research and was the only candidate from her graduating class to shadow Andy Ransom and his legal team at Rentokil Initial Plc.

Although she pursued her legal degree at a later point in life, Amanda is backed by a previous career in marketing and business development and has an outstanding ability to connect with others and foster long-term partnerships based on trust and mutual respect. During her previous work with other law firms and because of her background, Amanda would have regular contact with clientele, and would assist in determining their legal needs and providing support.

Amanda has always been active in Calgary’s community and has volunteered with multiple charities including the Daraja Foundation and Woods Homes and has recently joined a partnership as a Co-Chair in launching a new event, which works closely with Calgary’s CEOs and focuses on ridding the stigma of failure while working with the entrepreneurial community. Amanda is always pursuing new challenges both in her legal career and personal life, she loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Education

  • University of Southampton, LLB (Second Class Honours), 2016
  • University of Calgary, B.A. (Honours), 2012

Memberships/Recognition

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Contact
403.879.1750. Ext 3
amanda@adeptfamilylawyers.com


Real Estate Paralegal

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Fang Zhou

Fang joined Adept Family Lawyers as a Paralegal in February of 2015 and as 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 demeanour brings a sense of calm to all situations.

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