On February 27th 2010 Global announced that principal photography and casting for a new legal drama, Family Law, would be beginning March 2 in Vancouver, Family Law would be produced by Seven24 Films and Lark Productions, created by Canadian award-winning author Susin Nielsen, with Jordan Canning directing the pilot episodeThe series would premiere on Global later in 2020.
The 10-episode, one-hour drama would follow a group of flawed family members who reluctantly worked together at their father's law firm in downtown Vancouver. The legal procedural would star an all-Canadian cast including: Jewel Staite as recovering alcoholic Abigail 'Abby' Bianchi; Victor Garber as Harry Svensson, Abby's estranged father and head of the firm; Zach Smadu as Daniel Svensson, Abby's half-brother who was displeased to be working with Abby; and Genelle Williams as Lucy Svensson, Abby's half-sister and considered dad's favourite child.
On June 23rd, in announcing its programming plans for the 2020-21 season,. Global said that Family Law would premiere early in 2021.
On May 27th 2021, before Season One had started, Global announced that Family Law would be returning later in the year for a second season.