CIVIL LITIGATION

A Beginner’s Guide To Litigation

Civil litigation is the term used for a legal dispute that has occurred involving two or more opposing parties to enforce or defend a legal right. Often seeking money damages or a specific performance.

Civil Litigation is the act of bringing in a lawsuit to resolve any disputes before a court. This article focuses on civil litigation from the point of view of yourself as the business owner or individual who has decided to take someone to court or who has been taken to court.

There are always two parties to a law-suite — the plaintiff, who files the lawsuit, and the defendant, the person the lawsuit is against.

An extensive amount of conflicts can be encompassed into civil litigation.  Lawyers will usually specialize in a couple of the specific areas.

What are the three components of the process of resolving a dispute or disagreement?

Dispute resolution processes fall into two major types:

  • Adjudicative processes, such as litigation or arbitration, in which a judge, jury or arbitrator determines the outcome.
  • Consensual processes, such as collaborative law, mediation, conciliation, or negotiation, in which the parties attempt to reach agreement.

Our lawyer Sabrina’s considerable expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Mediation and her willingness to utilise these methods to resolve disputes to your satisfaction. Nevertheless where commercially appropriate, she have no hesitation in resorting to litigation to achieve your objectives.

“Fierce Defense Attorneys, Fighting for Your Rights!”

“Committed to providing the highest quality legal services for our clients. Serving GTA Toronto including Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough.”

REQUEST A FREE CONSULTING!

    LITIGATION TYPES

    Getting the law to work with you, not against you.

    Disputes are a fact of business life. An extensive amount of conflicts can be encompassed into civil litigation.

    We know that almost any client would want to resolve a dispute without resorting to the inevitable expense and stress of protracted litigation. At Highclass, we pride ourselves on resolving the majority of disputes out of court before proceedings commence and keeping costs to a minimum.

    Our lawyer Sabrina’s considerable expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Mediation and her willingness to utilise these methods to resolve disputes to your satisfaction. Nevertheless where commercially appropriate, she have no hesitation in resorting to litigation to achieve your objectives.

    Litigation that Highclass Law Deals In:  (open window below)

    Commercial Litigation

    Running a business, entering into agreements, and selling products and services is becoming ever more complex and challenging. Our experts will help secure your business interests and provide pragmatic advice to help you achieve your commercial goals.

    We provide advice to companies who have disputes with suppliers, customers, banks and insurers.
    We are experienced in dealing with commercial disputes and understand the importance of thinking commercially and taking the time and trouble to familiarise with a client’s business and its needs.

    We try to assist in resolving disputes rather than using the Court process and have experience in alternative dispute resolution.

    As such, we constantly strive to build enduring relationships with the individuals and businesses we work with. Our culture and approach is to be as friendly, helpful and hassle-free as possible.

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    Debt Recovery

    Are you owed money?
    If you are owed money by an individual or business, we can assist you in the recovery of such debts. There are various options that will be open to you and our Under our Debt Recovery system we will advise you on the most cost effective and most suitable method of debt recovery.

    Do you owe money?
    In the event that you are facing debt recovery proceedings and need assistance in defending such claims, we are here to help you.

    We can assist with challenging claims that are disputed, whether a claim is yet to be issued by the creditor or is already in process at the County Court.

    We can also assist in filing an application to set aside a Statutory Demand, in the event that you have been served with one and have grounds to dispute the debt.

    Where the debt is not disputed, we can give you advice on the potential options that may be open to you in the event that you consider that you are insolvent and can refer you to Insolvency Practitioners where appropriate.We can also seek to advise you on entering into payment plans with your creditors.

     

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    Contractor Disputes
    A contract is a legally binding document that a minimum of two parties sign in order to make an agreement. There are many different types of contract with common ones including contracts of employment and commercial contracts.

    If one party fails in its obligation it results in a breach of contract and may give rise to bring a claim for compensation depending on the impact on the other parties.

    Contracts should not be entered into without taking into account the implications that a breach of the agreement may bring, it should always be remembered that contracts are designed to be binding.

    Resolving Contract Disputes

    Going to court can be very expensive. We work hard on behalf of our clients to try to resolve breach of contract disputes before the case goes to court. It is strongly advisable to attempt mediation to settle the matter. We will negotiate on your behalf with the purpose of reaching a settlement that is in your best interests.

    Highclass is a Toronto law firm and our founder Sabrina has a reputation of breach of contract disputes with the minimum amount of fuss and a variety of remedies such as

    • Breach of Condition
    • Breach of Warranty
    • Specific Performance
    • Repudiation and Damadges
    • Unfair Contract terms

     

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    Contracts & Business Agreements

    Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

     

     

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    Shareholders Disputes

    Shareholder and Director disputes usually arise as a result of a breakdown of trust within a company. If problems are not addressed in the early stages, they can quickly develop into more serious disputes and can cause significant disruption to the everyday functionality of the business.

    Types of Shareholders and Directors Disputes

    Our commercial dispute solicitors specialise in dealing with:

    • Breach of fiduciary duty
    • Failing to act in good faith or in the best interests of the company
    • Acting outside of the powers granted by the company’s articles
    • Failing to avoid conflicts of interest
    • Making a secret profit
    • Minority shareholder claims / Derivative claims
    • Commercial fraud
    • Company dissolution

    Resolving Disputes in a Swift and Cost-Effective Manner

    Going to court can be very expensive. We work hard on behalf of our clients to try to resolve Shareholders Disputes before the case goes to court. It is strongly advisable to attempt mediation to settle the matter. We will negotiate on your behalf with the purpose of reaching a settlement that is in your best interests.

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    Landlord & Tenants Disputes

     

    Our Property Litigation is able to offer a range of services to both Commercial Property and Residential Property clients, be they Landlord or Tenant.

    Ranging from drafting tenancy agreements, to pursuing possession proceedings, our solicitors are experienced in interpreting and implementing the detail that is important in a Landlord and Tenant relationship, whilst also being able to recognise your individual requirements to ensure that we are able to take your matter to conclusion promptly and cost effectively.

     please contact litigation lawyer SABRINA directly at (416) 444-4252 —- (416) Highclass

     

    Next Steps

    Should you wish to discuss your claim,, or just have a general enquiry, or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    Construction Litigation

    We have significant experience in dealing with all manner of disputes which arise out of construction projects. We have worked for employers, contractors, sub-contractors and professionals engaged in a project.

    We understand each party may have different requirements and we tailor advice accordingly.  We have experience in adjudication, mediation, litigation and arbitration.

    We aim to provide cost effective solutions to all your construction disputes. We can also advise upon terms of all contracts associated with a building project such as the contract itself, professional appointments, sub-contracts and collateral warranties.

     

     

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    Construction /Mechanic Liens
    Construction Lien is typically used if you are having difficulty getting paid by the owner of the real estate property on which you have done some work.

    We have significant experience in dealing with all manner of disputes which arise out of construction projects. We have worked for employers, contractors, sub-contractors and professionals engaged in a project. We understand each party may have different requirements and we tailor advice accordingly.

    Resolving Disputes in a Swift and Cost-Effective Manne
    Going to court can be very expensive. We work hard on behalf of our clients to try to resolve the problem before the case goes to court. It is strongly advisable to attempt mediation to settle the matter. We will negotiate on your behalf with the purpose of reaching a settlement that is in your best interests.

    We aim to provide cost effective solutions to all your construction disputes. We can also advise upon terms of all contracts associated with a building project such as the contract itself, professional appointments, sub-contracts and collateral warranties.

    Next Steps
    Should you wish to discuss your claim,, or just have a general enquiry, or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please</p>
    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or
    email <a href=”mailto:info@highclasslaw.cominfo@highclasslaw.com
    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

     

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

     

    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a mechanism whereby a case is formally resolved or adjudicated outside of court. ADR can be contractual (all parties sign a contract agreeing to use ADR in lieu of a traditional lawsuit) or court-ordered.

    We are keen to resolve disputes in the most practical and cost effective way for clients. . Even where Court proceedings have been issued, it may still be possible to utilise ADR to bring a swift conclusion to the proceedings, if the parties are willing to participate.

    There are three main types of alternative dispute resolution: binding arbitration, mediation/facilitation and case evaluation. 
    We will consider ADR with you when we first discuss your case, when we will provide further information concerning the process and consider whether it is a viable option for you.

     

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    Claim Against Professional Negligence

     

    Whilst we all hope that the professionals that we instruct will carry out their work with reasonable care and skill, it is unfortunately the case that some fail to do so, which in turn can give rise to a claim for professional negligence. 

    We can assist you with claims for negligence, fraud, breach of contract and misrepresentation against (but not limited to) the following professions:

    • Solicitors
    • Barristers
    • Architects and Surveyors
    • Accountants
    • Financial Advisors and Managers
    • Insurance Brokers
    • Property Agents
    • Construction and Engineering Professionals

     We will discuss all options with you and also the cost ramifications of progressing your case at the outset and also at various stages of your matter.  You may in fact have the benefit of insurance to cover such a claim and in such cases, you should be able to recover all or some of your losses and also the costs of bringing a claim. Should you require advice in respect of such a claim or have a general enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact SABRINA by email info@highclasslaw.com or call (416) Highclass — (416) 444-4252 and we will be happy to discuss your potential options.

     

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    Mortgage Litigation & Enforcement

    Has this happened to you?

    • You fell behind on mortgage payments and your lender is giving you misleading information about your options to save your home
    • You have applied for a loan modification and your lender is sending you foreclosure notices at the same time
    • Your lender lied to you about stopping foreclosure while you were being reviewed for a modification.

    Many homeowners find themselves in the foreclosure process, whether they just received a Notice of Default from their lender or just received a Notice of Sale with an auction date scheduled in the next couple of weeks. These homeowners’ main concern is how to stop a foreclosure.

     

    Call us if you want to:

    • Save your home from foreclosure
    • Stop the foreclosure process while you are in review for a modification
    • Discuss other options for saving the home or enter into a payment plan to catch up

    As your mortgage fraud attorney, we evaluate the original terms of the promissory note, the efficacy of the modification process, and the actions taken by the lender in servicing the loan. We often find that foreclosure fraud occurs when lenders violate the law by creating unconscionable loan terms.

    Mortgage litigation empowers the homeowner to take the lender to court. The homeowner can no longer be ignored or strung along until the lender decides to foreclose. We provide litigation support giving homeowners their day in court and the chance to resolve their disputes and negotiate on an equal level with their lender.

     

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

     

    Personal Injury

    Over four hundred thousand  people in the Canada are involved  in accidents on an annual basis; in many cases someone else is to blame. If you have been injured and someone else is at fault our personal injury claims lawyers will be able to secure compensation for your injuries.

    Personal injury law is complicated. It is important to hire a qualified personal injury solicitor to ensure you receive the full personal injury payout you are entitled to. Founder lawyer Sabrina has over a decade of experience as a personal injury lawyer specialist.

    When many people think of personal injury claims they immediately think of whiplash compensation. Over 70% of personal injury claims are related to neck injuries, usually caused in road traffic & work place accidents.

    Personal injury claims cover a broad spectrum of accidents and injuries caused in traffic collisions, in the workplace, trips and slips in public places and by medical negligence.

    Suffering an injury in any circumstances is upsetting, and can cause significant disturbance to your daily routine. It is with this in mind that we aim to guide you through the claims process, to ensure that bringing a claim is a simple as possible.

    Whether your injury has been sustained as a result of a road accident, a slip or trip, an accident at work, or as a result of an assault or other criminal injury, we will be able to provide detailed advice to enable you to progress your claim in a manner which is suitable for you.

    We also understand that some injuries may prevent you from attending our office. In such circumstances we can arrange for home visits or for telephone conferences, to ensure that the process is a stress free as possible.

     

    Next Steps

    For initial advice or to arrange a meeting with our lawyer Sabrina, please

    use our Voice Mail and leave a message or

    email info@highclasslaw.com or

    contact (416) 4444252 | (416) Highclass

    OUR SERVICES  

    Highclass Law is a full-service, law firm. Our attorneys work in a range of practice areas and, when appropriate, we work with litigation attorneys in co-counsel relationships to handle the legal needs of our clients.

    CORPORATION LITIGATION

    • Mediation / Arbitrations
    • Contractual Disputes
    • Corporate Fraud
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • Oppression Claims
    • Forensic Accountancy

    REAL ESTATE LITIGATION

    • Real Estate & Property Disputes
    • Real Estate Agent and Broker Claims
    • Misrepresentation Issues
    • Breach of Agreement of Purchase and Sale

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • Personal Injury
    • Debt Recovery & Enforcement
    • Proffecional Negiligance
    • Construction Liens
    • Landlord and Tenant Act & Tremination of lease
    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP?

    Let us help you! Call Now : (416) 444-4252

    info@highclasslaw.com   Mon – Fri 09:00-17:00

    You have Any Questions ! We have Answers