January 17, 2018

Rare cost award granted against Office of the Children’s Lawyer

Rare cost award granted against Office of the Children’s Lawyer

Written by: Jennifer Shuber

Costs awards can be granted against the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) in rare instances, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Samara Shuber tells AdvocateDaily.com.

In a recent Superior Court family law case, the judge said the OCL’s involvement had “protracted the case and lengthened the trial” in a custody dispute between two parents, and ordered it to pay $20,000 to the successful father, representing about 20 percent of the costs and disbursements awarded.

“It is exceptionally rare to have costs awarded against the OCL, but this case shows that it is possible,” explains Shubera lawyer with Beard Winter LLP.

Read the full Article on AdvocateDaily.com | Rare cost award granted against Office of the Children’s Lawyer

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