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SCC decision 'classic example' of overlap between estates, family law

Gary Joseph. Managing Partner of MacDonald & Partners LLP explains why a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision is a classic example of ... Read more

Technology and the rules of evidence: part 2

best-evidence rule as they relate to electronic documents, have been formalized by ... Read more

Technology and the rules of evidence: part 1

Managing Partner, Gary Joseph, discusses technology and the rules of evidence and why it’s important to ... Read more

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Annamarria Savaglio, Law Clerk

Gary S. Joseph LL.B, LL.M., C.S.

Managing Partner

Gary Joseph leads our Family Law Practice as Partner and Chair of MacDonald & Partners LLP. Gary is an experienced practitioner and a highly respected Family Law expert in Canada.

Gary Joseph will be speaking at the 8th Annual Recent Developments in Advanced Issues in Child and Spousal Support Program November 12, 2018

Mr. Joseph was also recently asked to present a paper on the Divorce Act amendments at the 2018 Annual Lawasia Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia from November 2-5, 2018

Experienced Family Law Practitioner

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • Fellow of the International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Called to the Ontario Bar (1978)-Member of Alberta Bar, since 1985
  • Has been reported in over 250 Family Law decisions at all Court levels in Ontario and Alberta
  • Experienced Family Law Trial and Appellate Counsel
  • Trained Family Law Mediator
  • Appeared as Counsel in family law matter in the Supreme Court of Canada

Recognized and Respected Family Law Expert

  • Past Family law instructor, Ontario Bar Admission course
  • Author, Handling a Family Law Matter in Ontario
  • Author Family Law Litigation Handbook (Ontario)
  • Co-Author Family Law Litigation Handbook (Alberta)
  • Co-Author, Family Law Arbitration in Canada
  • Founding Lecturer, Family Information Session program of the Superior Court of Justice, recognized by the Chief Justice for his efforts
  • Top 50 Family Law lawyers, as noted by Lawday an international publication
  • Author of numerous articles on Family Law in various professional and public media, including an article in the Huffington Post Marriage and Divorce attitudes: tidal wave of change
  • Contributor to the Advocate Daily, Gary informs and reflects on various aspects of Family Law in print and on radio including the disadvantages of self-representation

Notable Cases

On behalf of all of the judges in Central West Region, I wish to express our thanks for your presentation and participation in our recent meeting. The program you presented with Stephan Kirby was extremely helpful and I know it will be of great assistance to our judges. It is greatly appreciated that you took time away from your busy practice to join us.

Justice Peter A. Daley, Regional Senior Judge, Central West Region

I appreciate all the hard work you guys did and can’t even put it in words. Gary and Serena I know you guys did more work than what I paid for and the reactions from those people that were surprised to see you guys at this lower court showed me that this type of case was below your pay grades. I know this and I hope god returns the blessings to both of your lives.


Thank you for all your help and advice, you have been very effective. I only wish I would have used your firm right from the beginning