Leisha Murphy

Partner (Vancouver)
Leisha Murphy
"Leisha understands that family law clients often need more than just legal support. It was this understanding that inspired her, together with business partner Simon Kent, to build a law firm where clients can access a community of support and feel empowered to move through the transition of separation / divorce to a better place."

Leisha takes a heart-forward approach to her practice. Her
eight+ years of focusing exclusively on family law matters, coupled with her
personal experience as a child of divorce, make her uniquely suited to assist
clients through the transition that comes with the end of a relationship.

After routinely going to court in her first years as a lawyer,
Leisha learned that focusing on reaching out-of-court settlements, either
through collaborative divorce or mediation/negotiation, is the best way to assist
families. It reduces legal fees, stress and anxiety and allows parents to
maintain a workable relationship going forward.

Of course, Leisha has practiced long enough to understand that court
is sometimes unavoidable - for example, when one or both spouses is unwilling
to work together to reach resolution. In these cases, she takes a thoughtful
and strategic approach.

A key part of Leisha’s role is providing clients with guidance
and education. Taking a “big picture” view, she is able to assess the long-term
impacts of decisions and ensure the best possible outcome for you and your
family. Her direct communication style ensures that her clients understand
their options and makes choices that are right for them. Leisha truly believes
that it is better to know “the good, the bad and the ugly” rather than simply be
told what you want to hear.

From personal and professional experience, Leisha understands
that family law clients often need more than just legal support. It was this
understanding that inspired her, together with business partner Simon Kent, to
build a law firm where clients can access a community of support and feel empowered
to move through the transition of separation / divorce to a better place.

Leisha advises her clients on all areas of family law, including
property division (including businesses, family trusts and real estate), common
law and equitable trusts, spousal support, child support, guardianship,
mobility, parenting time, conflicts of law and separation agreements. She also
assists clients who are in the beginning stages of their relationship by
preparing marriage and cohabitation agreements relating to their business and
property interests, family trusts and anticipated inheritances.

When away from the office (or on a Friday afternoon), Leisha
enjoys a glass of wine, connecting with good friends and laughter.

In her own words: Why Leisha loves what she does!