If so, you will likely need a knowledgeable Civil Litigation Lawyer who is determined to get you the best result possible. Lawsuits are complicated, and it takes experience and careful attention to properly navigate Ontario’s various court systems. Given the level of complexity involved, representing yourself may be very difficult. A court case may require that you prepare, file and serve formal documents on the other side, meet certain requirements when providing these documents to the other side, prepare and argue motions, attend settlement conferences or other appearances, and prepare witnesses and various documents for trial. Moreover, these steps involve specific (and often mandatory) forms, procedures, and timelines.
It is often wise to retain a lawyer to assist you in advancing your case, or answering the case against you, in order to ensure that your rights are properly protected. We would be pleased to discuss your upcoming litigation and determine if we are the right lawyers to help you with your case. We are happy to discuss cases relating to:
- Estate Litigation
- Contract / Tort Litigation
- Wrongful Dismissal / Employment Law
- Real Estate Litigation
- Landlord and Tenant Disputes
This type of litigation commonly involves disputes between family members and other beneficiaries over the contents and/or legitimacy of a loved one’s Will after they have passed away. These cases can often be very emotional and fierce legal contests that involve high stakes. It is wise to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible if you feel that there has been any kind of wrongful or suspicious conduct in the preparing of the deceased’s will or the manner in which it is being administered. On the other hand, it is equally advisable to consult a lawyer if you are being questioned by a beneficiary or interested party with respect to the manner in which you are administering an estate (as the executor, estate trustee, or administrator of the estate).
CONTRACT / TORT LITIGATION
You have suffered a loss and damages. Perhaps you have literally been injured as a result of the negligence/carelessness of someone else and need to be compensated for your pain, lost wages and other monetary losses. On the other hand, perhaps someone has breached a contract – whether written or verbal – with you and as a result you have suffered monetary damages and perhaps other less tangible injuries. These two types of injury are at the heart of tort and contract based litigation respectively. Perhaps you have a claim under both types of action.
Do you have a case that you can take to court to seek compensation? You need to speak with a lawyer who will listen to your situation, review the facts and consider the law in order to understand whether you are best suited going to court or proceeding in some other fashion, if at all.
WRONGFUL DISMISSAL / EMPLOYMENT LAW
When you find out that your employer is ending your employment contract, it is very important to quickly speak with someone familiar with the laws of Ontario to determine what legal rights are available to you. You may have rights to reasonable notice periods or payments in lieu of notice periods. What you are entitled to is not always “cut and dried” or obvious, but retaining a lawyer to review documents presented to you upon termination is an important step that should be taken before deciding to either accept or refuse what is being offered.
Perhaps you have not been terminated, but the employer is making changes to your contract that seem unfair to you. It is important to know what the law is in regards to your rights in the workplace, as well as what your remedies are if your rights are not respected.
REAL ESTATE LITIGATION
Buying property, especially your first home, is one of the most important investment decisions you will make in your life. Thus, it can be extremely disappointing when you discover a hidden defect with respect to your new real estate that affects its value and/or usability. Alternatively, if you have just sold property, it can be equally disappointing to face a pending lawsuit as a result of a real or perceived defect. If you find yourself facing such disappointments, we would be pleased to discuss the matter with you to critically assess your rights and responsibilities in the law, in addition to helping you make or answer the case effectively.
LANDLORD AND TENANT DISPUTES
Owing to the nature of the landlord’s and tenant’s relationship, disputes can arise either during the tenancy or when seeking to end the tenancy. In cases of residential tenancies, you may have issues with respect to rent arrears or increases, maintenance and cleanliness, privacy and quiet enjoyment, repairs, pets, and early terminations of leases. Some of these issues may also be relevant to commercial tenancies, which may include evictions, relief from forfeiture, damages claims related to a breach of the lease, or other landlord/tenant issues. Whether you are a tenant or a landlord involved in such a dispute, please contact Aulis Law Firm Professional Corporation to ensure your rights are properly represented.