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Litigation should be a last resort when conflict arises but when it comes time that it is the only option, you need a lawyer who can do the job. We prepare the documents you need to explain your case to the court and to the other side. We help you to know what the courts have decided in similar circumstances, and help you to avoid pitfalls that can harm or destroy your case.
We’ll help you to weigh the issues, costs and the law so you can be better informed. Even when you have an air-tight, black-and-white, “anybody can see what’s happened” case, the other party may make the same claim in his or her favour. We’ll help you to evaluate your case and likely arguments that may be made by the other side so you can make the right decisions for you.
We’ll also help you to know what you can do to protect yourself as litigation progresses. There are ways to improve the chance that your story will be the one that decides your case.
Civil Litigation Areas
- Landlord / Tenant
- Employer / Employee
- Unpaid Debts
- Defamation of Character
- Personal Injury
Things to Consider …
When considering legal action, you should consider a range of important factors including:
- How long ago did the offence occur?
- Will the cost to litigate be more than the value of the offence?
- Do you have evidence or are you relying on your word as to what happened?
- Are there any agreements in place; written or verbal?
- What information should you share, and what can you keep private?
How we can Help
We can provide guidance on how to pursue litigation and what pitfalls to avoid:
- We’ll help you decide if you need to sue or if less costly options will do the job.
- Advise as to whether you should sue in Provincial Court or Court of Queen’s Bench.
- Determining jurisdiction
- To defend or not to defend – or counter-sue
- Avoiding and dealing with default judgments
- Identifying key issues from secondary issues and events