The Small Claims Court

Access to justice is a concern expressed by both the Chief Justice of Ontario, Roy McMurtry, and by the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice, Heather Smith. The Small Claims Court is considered by them to be one forum where access to justice is available...

New Rules for the Small Claims Court

On July 1, there will be new rules for the small claims court. The rules govern the procedure that must be followed throughout a court action by both the plaintiff and the defendant. Some of the rules remain the same but there are many changes. You will now be able to...

The New State of Civil Litigation

It is not easy to give a clear definition of civil litigation in one sentence. Civil litigation is a lawsuit that does not involve family law or criminal law. It involves virtually every other aspect of the law. Thus, for example, civil litigation involves the areas...