The lawyers of Levesque, Grenkie are skilled and experienced in representing clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including contractual disputes, negligence claims, wrongful dismissal claims, property claims, and construction disputes. Our primary goal is to earn your confidence through our demonstrated professionalism, skill, and knowledge.
Our firm has experience in representing both corporate and individual clients at various levels of court and before a number of administrative bodies. Early on in the relationship, we work with our clients towards developing the goals and objectives of their case. Our firm works closely with each and every client to achieve an outcome with which they are satisfied.
At Levesque, Grenkie, we recognize and understand that not all businesses and individuals have an equal familiarity with the litigation process and how it functions. Our firm takes pride in assisting our clients, by providing them with all the information they require, to feel informed and to feel as though they are a part of the process at every stage.
Civil Litigation in Ontario
There are many steps to a civil litigation proceeding that must be completed prior to the scheduling of a trial. These steps are often required by the Rules of Civil Procedure, which govern civil litigation proceedings in Ontario. While the majority of cases are settled prior to trial, those that proceed to trial often take at least two years to make it to that point. The length of time it takes to litigate a matter depends a great deal on the complexity of the case, how litigious the matter becomes, as well as the availability of court resources, the parties, and their lawyers. In the event that procedural issues arise that cannot be resolved on consent, additional steps, such as motions, may be required during the course of litigation.
Presently in Superior Court, cases involving claims of $100,000.00 or less are dealt with under what is referred to as the Simplified Procedure. Claims over $100,000.00 are dealt with under the Ordinary Procedure. The Simplified Procedure is intended to make the litigation of smaller claims more efficient and cost effective, by limiting the length of oral discoveries and trial.
As of January 1, 2010, the jurisdiction of the Ontario Small Claims Court has been increased from $10,000.00 to $25,000.00. If you are contemplating litigation, or have been named in a law suit, you should consult a lawyer as soon as possible. We would be pleased to assist you in the event that you wish to retain our services. As we prefer to first meet with our clients in person, and to review all documentation prior to providing any legal advice, we unfortunately cannot provide any legal advice over the phone.
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