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Read about major transactions, cases and matters, as well as media commentary from our lawyers related to family law, divorce, child guardianship, child and spousal support and property and debt resolution in British Columbia.

2018

October
Lorne MacLean tells the story of 35 years of MacLean Law. From the bathtub to the Supreme Court of Canada.

February
Audra Bayer interviewed by Divorce Well
Audra discusses litigation and helps people get out of survival mode and into success mode if they have to go to court. Listen to the podcast.

January
Employee Recommended Workplace Winner, Globe and Mail

MacLean Law wins Best Family Law Firm in Vancouver, 2018

2017

MacLean Law recognized as employee recommended workplace for 2018

January
MacLean Law wins Best Family Law Firm in Vancouver, 2017

Canadian Lawyer: Audra Bayer comments on divorce and “Grappling with Social Media”

2016

July

Canadian Laywer: Audra Bayer comments on divorce and “Grappling with Social Media”

2015

February

MacLean Law Sponsors Lunch service for Union Gospel Mission on Feb 20, 2015. Feeding Hope. Changing Lives.

Lorne MacLean Q.C presents: Is There Freedom After 55, at Freedom 55 Financial Planners day in Vancouver, BC.
Read more about it on our blog.

2014

The Lawyers Weekly
An investment advisor’s book of business is a family asset available for division upon the breakdown of a marriage, the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled in a recent 2-1 decision.

Read the article: BC court counts biz book as family asset

2012

The Vancouver Sun
Who owns frozen embryos? The fate of four is at stake in this divorce battle. Lorne MacLean is part of a legal case that will have precedent-setting implications.

Read the Vancouver Sun’s blog post at blogs.vancouversun.com or Download Article.

2010

Global TV News
Video Resource

Can children be sued for parental support?

Canada AM
Interview on Supreme Court of Canada’s Judgement on Leskun Case

Video Resource

2009

The Lawyers Weekly
Oh Mann! Modified support formula may lead to trouble
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2004

The Lawyers Weekly
B.C. Court of Appeal finds impact of spouse’s adultery grounds to maintain support
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2008

Mr. MacLean, Q.C. had the rare honour of making a second appearance before the Supreme Court of Canada on November 18, 2005 in Leskun v. Leskun; the highly controversial spousal support case that set the law on spousal support and misconduct, on how capital relates to the payment of spousal support, on what a review order for spousal support is and on what the duty of a spouse to be self-sufficient should be.

Both of these cases are leading precedents across Canada governing the issues of custody guardianship and access and spousal support, property division, family debts and costs awards.

1993

Maclean Law – the winning counsel in Young v. Young – which Lorne MacLean Q.C. argued before the Supreme Court of Canada as the lead counsel for the plaintiff. This judgement was instrumental in establishing the modern rules for how Canadian courts decide custody, access and guardianship cases.