Farrah
Hudani

Special Interest:
Jurisdiction Disputes

A founding partner of Burrison Hudani Doris LLP, Farrah’s practice encompasses all areas of family law including high-conflict decision making and parenting time disputes as well as complex support and property disputes. She has significant experience in child abduction proceedings under the Hague Convention, and the Children’s Law Reform Act (i.e. non-Hague Convention Countries and provincial disputes), mobility/relocation disputes and financial jurisdiction disputes involving property and support. Farrah has argued leading reported cases in these areas, published, and lectured at conferences in Canada and the United States. Farrah has also appeared as an expert witness in these areas in Canada and the United States.

She has experience arguing cases at all levels of Court including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Most recently, she argued in the Supreme Court of Canada on the issue of the availability of the writ of habeas corpus for children and then again on Canada’s obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Farrah is the senior editor of the leading publication on children and their interests, Wilson on Children and the Law and is the chapter editor of the Hague Convention section of the book. Farrah is also a contributing editor of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada- Education (2022 Reissue) and Halsbury’s Laws of Canada-Infants and Children (2022 Reissue).

Farrah is a member of the Ontario bar and the American bar. She also has an LL.M. in Family Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Farrah is also a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Recently Quoted In:

The Lawyer’s Daily

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently ruled that the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction framework should only be applied in cases when the child’s habitual residence…

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The Lawyer’s Daily

The Supreme Court of Canada has revised how domestic courts determine a child’s “habitual residence” in a controversial move that some call “a step forward,” while others foresee more uncertainty, litigation…

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Law Times

The Hague Convention can play a crucial role in whether children are returned after a parental abduction following a custody dispute, say lawyers.

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Globe and Mail

International child abductions are on the rise, especially in countries with high immigration rates. Global Affairs Canada is currently dealing with 187 cases. Applications to the Hague Convention reached 2,730 in 2015, 102 of which involved Canada.

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National Post

Couple’s young daughters taken from Canada to child-custody limbo in Casablanca

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Saltwire

Couple’s young daughters taken from Canada to child-custody limbo in Casablanca

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The Lawyer’s Daily

SCC upholds Ontario court order to return wrongly retained children to Dubai in groundbreaking case

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LAW360

COVID-19-related separations have been called the tsunami of separations and the avalanche of applicants. A Sept.12 BBC News headline heralded a “ ‘Divorce Boom’ forecast as lockdown sees advice queries rise.”

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