Irvine Law

Family Law & Mediation

Proudly serving Ottawa, Perth, Brockville and the National Capital Region of Ontario

about Irvine Law.

Loreen Irvine LL.B, founder of Irvine Law, is a Barrister & Solicitor, Notary Public and respected Family Lawyer. Loreen was born in Vancouver, B.C. and served for 8 years in the Canadian Forces, serving abroad with NATO for two years. She then moved to Scotland, UK, where she served as a Police Officer, in Edinburgh, for 12 years. After retiring she commenced her law studies at Napier University in Edinburgh, completing one year at Ottawa University. Loreen was awarded an L.L.B. with Distinction from Napier, and the Class Medal. She returned to Canada after 17 years, and successfully obtained a Certificate of Canadian Equivalency for Law from the Canadian Accreditation Committee, completed her articles with Nelligan O’Brien Payne before being called to the bar. Loreen worked in family law for several years as an associate for Howard, Ryan, Kelford, Knott & Dixon in Smiths Falls & Carleton Place. Loreen now runs “Irvine Law” which specialises in Divorce, Separation and all aspects of Family law and serves the National Capital Region, Ottawa, Perth & Brockville.

Areas of Expertise.

Family law and mediation services Ottawa, Perth, Brockville and the National Capital Region of Ontario
Separation Agreements
Cohabitation Agreements
Marriage Contracts
Property Claims
Custody & Access
Child Support
Access to Children
Access and visitation issues
Special & Extraordinary Expenses (daycare costs, university costs etc)
Spousal Support
Independent Legal Advice
Notary Public Service
Representation in court

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process, where you and your spouse can meet with an independent third party (Mediator) to discuss and work out an agreement such as a separation agreement or dispute between you.  The Mediator does not render decisions, but will guide you through a process where you will explore options and make decision that will resolve your dispute.  A guided mediation will help you resolve all issues relating to the breakdown of your relationship, based on the legislation surrounding family law, and culminating in a separation agreement.    Mediation to obtain a separation agreement avoids the litigious environment of proceeding through courts and can ultimately save clients’ money.


Notary public,

Commissioner for Taking Oaths




Irvine Law in detail


Working directly with Loreen Irvine

As a client of Irvine Law you will establish a direct working relationship with Loreen Irvine. You will not be working through assistants and do not have to worry about a new lawyer being assigned to the case.


Limited Number of clients

By being able to limit the number of clients we represent Irvine Law is able to devote more valuable time in service to the clients we represent.


New Clients

Many of Irvine Law clients are referred by former clients as well as clients of opposing lawyers. We also see referrals by larger firms that have a conflict in client interests or from lawyers who do not specialize in family law.


No minimum billing

Unlike many large family law firms Irvine Law does not have a minimum billing policy

Our Fees.

In most cases, fees are based on an hourly rate, which means that the total cost of your matter will depend on the amount of work needed to be done, including whether or not you are proceeding through the court. When you decide to retain me, you will be asked to deposit a retainer, which will be held in a trust account and billed against on a monthly basis. You will be required to pay back in the amount billed each month so that you are maintaining the initial balance in your retainer at all times. This allows you to budget accordingly and not to be surprised by large bills months down the road. I believe that transparency and clear billing is important for my business in addition to keeping client’s costs down as much as possible. Keeping lines of communication open is essential to my business relationship with my clients, so I will often answer brief questions and respond to emails and the occasional text message without additional charges.
Divorce & Separation


Per Hour



Per Hour /Shared


Why Select Us?

Years of Experience
Irvine Law has the level of experience that you need. Loreen has 12 years experience in Family Law and understands the law, the court system, and the best practices in handling family law disputes to achieve best possible outcomes for clients. She is an experienced negotiator and will work hard to settle your matter in an expedient manner.
Compassionate, Practical Advice
Irvine Law understands that you are dealing with one of the toughest times in your life. Loreen provides compassionate, honest and practical advice to her clients to promote their best interests.
Cost-Effective Services No Minimum Billing
Irvine Law understands that one of your largest concerns following the breakdown of a relationship is how high your legal fees will be. As the legal process itself can be stressful for many individuals, worrying about costs can also complicate matters. Loreen  aims to resolve family law matters, as far as possible, without the need for costly and lengthy court proceedings.
Specialist in Family Law

You need an experienced lawyer who specialises in family law. Family law is distinctive and complex area of law, where every case is unique and needs to be approached carefully and settled based on the facts of each case.
Loreen will carefully listen to your situation, and ask relevant questions to find out the information needed to give you the best solutions, explain alternatives, and to guide you to an outcome that really works for you and your family.

First appointment without obligation
Irvine Law knows that in most cases people with family legal problems don’t really know where to start or what action to take. Loreen is pleased to discuss your needs on an informal basis, prior to retaining her, so that you can understand your options based on your own situation, and consider what steps you will take next. A telephone call may be all you need to understand your options and decide what you will do. If you would like to attend a formal consultation with Loreen, you will pay for your one hour consult and should you retain Loreen in the future she will credit you ½ hour on your first invoice.
We Are Not Afraid to Fight for You

Family law issues can be extremely stressful and emotional, whether you are ending a marriage through the divorce process, separation, or involved in disputes regarding child custody, support etc.
With Loreen you will know you have experienced, committed and caring Lawyer, with a solid reputation for standing up for her clients, supporting you through your difficult time.

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Calls outside those times will go to voicemail and be answered usually within 24 hours or less. Please also feel free to contact Irvine Law by email. Emails are answered on a daily basis or as soon as possible.
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Phone: (613) 627-0808

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