The 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has acknowledged Martha McCarthy as ‘Most Frequently Recommended’ and Heather Hansen as ‘Consistently Recommended’.
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As of January 2021, we are proud to announce our new name change. Martha McCarthy & Company becomes McCarthy Hansen & Company.
Despite everything, we just keep moving forward. We are pleased to announce our new firm identity AND we are proud and happy to advise that Shannon Beddoe and Lesley Burke are now partners of the firm.
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:
The team made submissions before the Supreme Moot Court of Canada on two thorny issues of property division under the Family Law Act: (1) the valuation of fixed debts under bankruptcy, and (2) the court’s power to set aside a single, mistaken provision of a settlement agreement.
For the first time the Family Law Moot included a Negotiation component. Christophe Shammas and Aoife Quinn comprised our negotiation team and did very well in their pioneering role.