Gary Joseph

Gary Joseph
FIRM:
MacDonald & Partners LLP
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Family, Mediation
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As a family law expert Gary Joseph leads the family law practice at MacDonald & Partners LLP as a partner and the firm’s chairman.

A certified specialist in family law, Mr. Joseph was called to the Ontario Bar in 1978 and has been a member of the Alberta Bar since 1985.

Reported in over 200 family law decisions at all court levels in Ontario and Alberta, Mr. Joseph has also appeared as counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Mr. Joseph is a past family law instructor of the Ontario Bar Admission course and founding lecturer at the Family Information Session program of the Superior Court of Justice.

A prolific writer, Mr. Joseph authored “Handling a Family Law Matter in Ontario,” and the “Family Law Litigation Handbook.” He co-authored “Family Law Arbitration in Canada,” and has penned numerous articles on family law in various professional and public media.

Gary Joseph Posts

Case provides guidance on litigation privilege

Family law counsel should broaden their horizons for lessons on how to handle expert evidence, says Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph. Read more

Best interests of child trump fairness of hearing: OCA

A recent Court of Appeal judgment is a must-read for counsel who engage in family law arbitrations, says Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph. Read more

OCA cost decision a boon to a duly funded legal aid system

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) received some timely relief when the province’s appeal court overturned a potentially crippling cost decision against it, says Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph. Read more

Cost of experts in family law an access-to-justice issue

Other jurisdictions in Canada could take a cue from British Columbia, which implemented a mandatory requirement for the use of joint experts on financial issues in family cases, writes Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Credibility, preparation important in family law cases: Joseph

Maintaining credibility and preparing your client for questioning — whether as part of the pre-trial process or at trial — is essential to the success of a case, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph writes in the Ontario Family Law Reporter . Read more

Mounting cost of expert evidence an access-to-justice issue

Despite ongoing concerns over the cost and reliability of expert evidence, its use has become a routine aspect of family law litigation, says Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph . Read more

Document loans, gifts to married family members to avoid litigation

Family members who advance money to married relatives should be explicit about whether it was intended as a gift or a loan, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Separation agreement not automatically invalidated by non-disclosure

Inadequate financial disclosure will not always be enough to set aside a separation agreement, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

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

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision provides counsel with a roadmap for unjust enrichment claims, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Technology and the rules of evidence: part 2

In the second instalment of a series exploring the impact of technology on rules of evidence, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph provides an overview of some of their key principles. Read more

Technology and the rules of evidence: part 1

In the first instalment of a series exploring the impact of technology on rules of evidence, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph explains why it’s important to focus on the underlying principles of the rules rather than their technicalities. Read more

Divorce Act finally catches up to family law bar

Canada’s Divorce Act is finally addressing the reality of practice among members of the bar, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Joseph to discuss the impact of technology on rules of evidence

Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph will present at the upcoming Federation of Law Societies of Canada 2018 National Family Law Program in Vancouver. Read more

Judge's gatekeeper role complex when trial involves self-reps

Judges play an important role as “gatekeepers” who consider the admissibility of evidence based upon a complex and sometimes confusing set of evidentiary rules that even many lawyers do not understand — a situation that can become more problematic when a trial involves self-represented litigants, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Law as a vehicle for social change: Joseph

Taking part in more than 250 reported cases in both Ontario and Alberta, Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph has never shied away from difficult files while drawing attention to important legal issues. Read more