Civil Litigation Primer
Disputes in civil matters may
arise in innumerable ways.
Most cases that go to court
are not "open and shut." They get there perhaps because one side
or both are mistaken about the relevant merits of each side of the dispute,
or maybe the relevant strengths of each side's case are closely balanced.
Since the costs of litigation can be significant, clients need sound and
straight forward advice at every step of a proceeding. Whether your
case has merit or not, I will let you know.
Cases are won or lost largely on the basis
of good judgment calls.
This means having your lawyer marshall the evidence properly, getting full disclosure from the other party and making a realistic assessment of the probability of success and the potential for exposure or gain.
Cases are also won or lost with
good advocacy. Good advocacy means selling your case to a judge or,
in negotiations, convincing the other party why you have a good case or
Experience and judgment count.
I have several years experience
in civil litigation matters, acting for plaintiffs
and defendants, at all levels of Ontario courts,
including appeal matters.
However, I am no longer accepting new clients in
this area, but will be pleased to recommend another lawyer
Types of Cases
Acting for plaintiffs and defendants,
at all levels of Ontario courts, including appeal matters
Contract and business
disputes: breach of contract, legal malpractice, real
estate litigation, consumer complaints;
cases: slip and fall, motor vehicle accidents. dog bites, occupiers
Landlord and tenant:
representing landlords and tenants, commercial and residential
automobile, home owner policy's;
administrative law matters, consumer protection matters,