small claims court litigation
In Ontario, the Small Claims Court is a division of the Superior Court of Justice that hears matters not exceeding $25,000.00 plus interest and costs, for the return of property or recovery of money. The Small Claims Court is not a court of inherent jurisdiction, which means that it does not have the jurisdiction to grant equitable remedies, but for, quantum meruit claims, for instance. Specific performance, and injunctions for example, are not within the jurisdiction of the deputy judges that sit on the bench of the Small Claims Court. Governed by the Courts of Justice Act, the court hears matters on disputes, debt recovery, and return of property to name a few. We can navigate the litigation aspects of this highly efficient manner of litigating, if your claimed amount is $25,000 or less; conversely, we defend clients who are faced with litigation, as well.
If you would like to discuss your issue, contact us, and an appraisal can be made of your chances of success. We offer block fees and flat fees for most of our Small Claims Court matters, as opposed to hourly billing.