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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


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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Emma Byrnes


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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Ben Chiou


My practice comprises of a combination of Child Protection and Family Law. Being a child of divorced parents, I understand on a personal level the trauma that divorce and separation bring to families and children in particular. My advice to clients is, when appropriate, always children-focused, with a sensitivity to the particular circumstances of the family.

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Maryam Haddad


I believe in a client-centered approach, where listening and understanding your unique circumstances is the cornerstone of effective representation in family and child protection matters. My goal is to provide you with clear, practical advice and to stand by your side throughout every step of the legal process. I understand the emotional and financial stress that legal issues can bring, and I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for you and your family.

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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.

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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