Family Law

Adel Afzal represents people who have separated from their partners and face issues like child support, parenting time, decision-making, spousal support, and division of family property.

Child Protection

Adel Afzal represents parents whose children have been apprehended by the local Children's Aid Society. He works with parents with a view to the children's return to their families. He believes that as bad as things might look on the surface, parents deserve someone on their side

Child protection law in the news:

Problem with Expert Witness Unfair Hair Testing

Criminal Defence

Adel Afzal defends people who are accused of criminal and regulatory offences. He investigates whether the accused person's Charter of Rights and Freedoms rights were respected in their interactions with police and seeks to exclude evidence or stay charges where possible. He searches for evidnece that the police may have missed works to retrieve evidence in an ethical manner.

Criminal law in the news:

Faulty Breathalyzers (35 min audio) NYT breath-alcohol investigation Looming Encryption Backdoors Faulty Pediatric Autopsies


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Adel Afzal practices criminal defence law and family law, and has represented clients for which issues in one case affect the other. He has defended criminal charges including drug/alcohol impaired driving, drug possession/trafficking, break-and-enters, sexual offences, etc. He has worked on family law cases that involve equalization of net family property, child support, spousal support, and matrimonial properties.

Adel spent his childhood in Xiao Tian Zhu Village (China) and Toronto, and offers service in Mandarin.

Contact Adel Afzal through the Simcoe County law office Syed and Associates.

Counsel, Syed and Associates PC Member, Law Society of Ontario

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LSOLaw Society of Ontario

CLA Criminal Lawyers' Association

FLAO Family Lawyers' Association

SCLASimcoe County Law Association

YRLAYork Region Law Association