Welcome to our Directory of lawyers who will work with family law clients on an unbundled basis. Each of the lawyers listed in the Directory has completed the training we offer on how to deliver unbundled family law services. Contact information for participating lawyers is included in their Lawyer Profile in the Directory.

Please note that Ontario’s Family Law Limited Scope Services Project does not endorse or recommend specific lawyers.

If you are interested in working with one of the lawyers in our Directory or otherwise, you should contact the lawyer to decide if they are right for you. When doing so, you may want to ask them about (i) their experience providing family law services, (ii) their general approach to family law disputes, and (iii) the fees that they charge for their services.

Briar Downey

    Contact Information

  • 416-915-3173
  • briar@downeylaw.ca
  • 647-203-3736

  • 674 Kingston Road Suite 201
    M4E 1R4
  • http://www.downeylaw.ca

  • Social Networks

  • https://ca.linkedin.com/in/briar-downey

  • Practice / Firm Information

  • 2005
  • Downey Law
  • 12
  • 100
  • Toronto, East Toronto, Beaches, Danforth, Leslieville, Scarborough

  • Service Information

  • English   
  • Yes
  • Phone, Email, Skype, Other    Zoom video consultations
  • Hourly rate, Discounted hourly rate, Flat fee, Flat fee with conditions   

  • Special Experience, Training and/or Skills

  • There’s an old saying that when one door closes, another one opens – but it can be hard in the hallway. I’m here to help you down that hallway.

    I’m a family law and child protection lawyer in Toronto, called to the bar in 2005. I worked in family law at a firm downtown before serving as counsel for a children’s aid society for much of my career. Now, I operate a solo practice and offer personalized service to families undergoing change.

    As CAS counsel for nearly 10 years, I spent over 2500 hours in court. I learned that, in most cases, it’s ideal to work things out within your family rather than go to court. But for those of you who are in court already, I have the experience to guide you through the process.

    No two families are the same, and an arrangement that’s right for one may be wrong for the next. Each case needs an individual approach, and I empower my clients to make decisions that feel right for them, keeping things as simple as possible along the way.

    I'm located in the east end of Toronto, in the Upper Beaches neighbourhood (Kingston & Main). That said, these days locations matters much less as I work with many clients exclusively or primarily through Zoom.

    I frequently assist clients with independent legal advice, support during mediation, document review or preparation, or attending case conferences.

    I also offer free initial consultations via video or in-person (in-person meetings are at my office, with safety precautions in place).

    My rates are reasonable and I'm very transparent about cost.
    Learn more about my approach at https://downeylaw.ca.

  • Biographical Information

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