Entries by Martha McCarthy LLP

Martha McCarthy, witness to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-78

On November 26th, Martha McCarthy attended at the Parliamentary Committee in Ottawa as a witness to the proposed amendments under Bill C-78. Martha spoke about the Unified Family Court, the importance of labels in family law, and the risk of a presumption of joint custody. Martha’s brief can be found online at: https://www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/JUST/StudyActivity?studyActivityId=10292072

Heather Hansen is a Rising Star!

2018 Lexpert Rising Stars Winner The Rising Stars awards recognize leading lawyers under 40. Heather was acknowledged for her expertise in high conflict, high net-worth divorce litigation, her understanding of corporate and tax law, and her commitment to maintaining a paper-less practice. Heather has led three electronic trials in which all exhibits and submissions were […]

Kimberly Muio joins our family!

This fall, we welcomed Kimberly Muio to the MMC team. Kim has experience in all areas of family law and child protection, where she has represented clients in mediation, arbitration, and all aspects of court proceedings and trial. Prior to joining MMC, Kim practiced for nearly a decade at a leading, full service Bay Street […]

Joanna Radbord successfully argues for amendments to the Family Law Act in favor of adult children with disabilities

Joanna acted as Intervener for the Family Alliance Ontario, Sherbourne Health Centre in the 2017 case, Coates v Watson, successfully challenging provisions of the Family Law Act that previously denied support for adult children with disabilities. For the full article, please see: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/15/province-to-include-adult-children-with-disabilities-in-child-support-law.html Coates v Watson, 2017 ONCJ 454: https://www.canlii.org/en/on/oncj/doc/2017/2017oncj454/2017oncj454.html?autocompleteStr=coates%20v%20watson&autocompletePos=1

Joanna Radbord receives the Zenith Award 2017

2017 Lexpert Zenith Award Winner The team at Martha McCarthy & Company LLP offer warm congratulations to Joanna Radbord for receiving The 2017 Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Women in Law. This year’s awards celebrate the advancement of women in the legal profession. For more information please see: 2017 Zenith Award Winners

Joanna Radbord received the Law Society Medal

Joanna Radbord, LSM Each year, the Law Society of Upper Canada awards its top honour – the Law Society Medal – to selected lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the profession. Martha McCarthy & Company LLP is pleased and proud to announce that Joanna Radbord received the Law Society Medal at a special […]

Joanna Radbord and Martha McCarthy, All Families are Equal Actl Act

Joanna Radbord and Martha McCarthy acted as counsel to the LGBTQ families challenging discriminatory parentage laws. Joanna was instrumental in advocating for and drafting the All Families are Equal Act. The Act provides equal treatment for all children regardless of how they were conceived. For the complete statute, please see: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/S16023