Christine Ashbourne

Tel: 416 360 4732 Fax: 1 888 683 6536


Christine is a partner in the Family Law Group at Torkin Manes LLP. She practises in all areas of family law. Prior to joining the firm, Christine worked at a prominent boutique family law firm in Toronto and spent her articling year as a Judicial Law Clerk to the judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Southwest Region).

Christine has appeared at both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She has also assisted as junior counsel at the Ontario Court of Appeal and in family law mediations and arbitrations. While at law school, Christine worked as a research assistant for one of the country’s leading family law scholars. She co-authored several family law publications during that time.


  • Ontario Bar Association - Family Law Section, Executive Member, Regional Representative

Publications & Presentations

Presentation Oct 28, 2020

Top Ten Technology Tips for your next Virtual Arbitration

Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario


  • J.D., Queen's University, 2011
  • B.A. (Honours), University of Toronto (Victoria College), 2008


  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2012