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We believe in working with our clients to craft practical and lasting solutions to their family law and criminal problems. When crisis strikes, you need a legal expert on your side. Find out how we can help.

Tammy Law

Lawyer

I believe in working with my clients to craft practical and lasting solutions to their family law problems. My approach is to empower clients to make important family decisions for themselves, with the support and advocacy of an experienced advisor.

I believe that each family requires an individual approach, whether through negotiation, mediation, collaborative family law, or litigation.

I have practiced family law since 2005. I am experienced in all aspects of family law including child custody, access, child support, spousal support, and property division. I represent children on private retainers and as a panel member for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.

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Katherine Long

Lawyer

As a lawyer practicing exclusively in the areas of family law and child protection, I am focused on finding practical solutions for children and families. I work with clients to advocate for their interests and achieve creative solutions that fit their needs and priorities.

I recognize that when a client turns to a family or child protection lawyer, they are often moving through a difficult and stressful time in their lives.

I advocate for clients within the unique context of their family, with a focus on high-quality service that is results-driven, efficient, and child centered.

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Erika Chan

Lawyer

My approach to family law and child protection is collaborative, with recourse to litigation as necessary, to achieve the best holistic outcome for my clients. My legal experience also includes wills & estates and real estate law, which assist me in understanding the complex issues involved in property division. I take pride in providing high quality, professional service to my clients in an efficient, affordable manner. Clients going through separation, divorce, or child protection proceedings are often facing some of the greatest challenges of their life, and I can guide them to achieve their goals in a compassion, effective manner.

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Emma Byrnes

Lawyer

My practice focuses primarily on Child Protection and Family Law. I understand the immense amount of trust it takes to involve a lawyer in one’s family and personal affairs. For this reason, I strive to be open, empathetic, and approachable. I have represented clients from a diverse set of circumstances and understand that no two families are the same. I recognize the importance of crafting flexible, individualized solutions which balance a client’s various priorities and goals – both interpersonal and financial. I can support my clients in collaborative decision-making processes, or act as a fierce advocate and litigator.

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Reported Decisions

Here is a list of our latest reported decisions. Decisions are usually only reported where the case is factually or legally significant.  Note that many family law and child protection cases are resolved or decided without decisions being reported by the court.

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Children's Aid Society of Toronto v. T.L., (2018) ONCJ 691

Successfully excluded urine screens at temporary hearing and secured return of child to family.

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Lemon v. Lemon, 2018 ONCA 684

Successfully appealed an access order which resulted in significant increase in access for our client.  The Court held that court orders must be consistent with Charter values.

 

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Office of the Children’s Lawyer v. Balev 2018 SCC 16

Successfully argued for the adoption of the hybrid approach in determining habitual residence under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction at the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Cheng v. Yu, `{`2017`}` O.J. No. 6411 (C.J.)

Successfully obtained a cost award for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.

Cheng v. Yu, (2017) ONCJ 563

Successfully represented the child on summary judgment motion brought by the child for custody and access.  Successfully had evidence presented by Applicants struck on various grounds.

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P.M. v. M.A., (2017) ONCA 6

Successfully represented the children at the Court of Appeal. The Court clarified its jurisdiction and the jurisdiction of the Divisional Court to hear appeals of interlocutory orders.

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Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto v. G.C., (2016) ONCJ 411

Successfully defended mother in a 9-day child protection trial where the issue was mother’s ability to protect the children given the father’s previous history of sexual abuse on other children. The case involved expert evidence from two psychiatrists. The Court noted that the children could be protected at the present time with a supervision order while allowing the mother to supervise father’s contact with the children.

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Press

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In the past, we have appeared in the following news articles: