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Heather Hansen

Bencher Candidate

Heather Hansen is a Partner at McCarthy Hansen & Company LLP in Toronto, where she represents and advises clients on all issues related to divorce, custody and access, spousal and child support, division of property, child protection, and international family matters including ones involving the Hague Convention. Much of her practice involves working with high net worth parties at the complex intersection of family and business law. She is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

She has significant trial, mediation, and arbitration experience and regularly appears at all levels of provincial courts. Heather is consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for Family Law, and ranked, in Band 2, in Chambers & Partners—Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth. Lexpert, which awarded her a Rising Stars Leading Lawyers under 40 Award, and names her “Repeatedly Recommended.” As well as authoring or co-authoring several articles or book chapters on family law and estates and teaching trial advocacy at the University of Toronto, she is a frequent media commentator on family law. She is a member of the Advocates’ Society and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Heather has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, and obtained her LL.B. at the University of Windsor.

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Heather Hansen

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