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Founder, MacLean Law
Lorne MacLean has acted in numerous cases that have impacted the family law regime in B.C. In Wang v. Jiang et al, 2020 BCSC 145, he obtained a six-month jail sentence against the respondent husband for contempt and perjury in order to protect his client, as well as family property worth $1.2 million, lump sum spousal support of $800,000, child support of $12,666 per month and special costs amounting to $410,000. In Devathasan v. Devathasan, 2019 BCSC 661, MacLean secured a worldwide Mareva injunction on family property in Canada, the U.S., Singapore and Southeast Asia worth almost $50 million; interim spousal support of more than $83,000 a month; child support of more than $21,000 a month; and a lifetime protection order. In Li v. Rao, 2019 BCCA 56, he contended that, when a marriage is declared void ab initio, the parties remain entitled to a division of family property and spousal support under the Family Law Act.