Civil disputes, whether personal or professional, can be emotionally draining and confusing. Add to that Ontario’s complex civil laws, and it’s easy to get tangled in a confusing web of laws. With the help of experienced civil lawyers, you will be guided through the processes, which increases the likelihood of achieving favourable outcomes.
Your First Step Towards Resolution: Speaking to Civil Lawyers
The process of resolving a civil dispute begins with the initial consultation with your lawyer. Civil litigation lawyers will listen to your concerns, explain the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and advise on the best course of action. The initial consultation allows you to make informed decisions and sets the tone for the rest of your case.
Completing a Thorough Discovery
Discovery happens in the early phase of the legal process and has a big impact on how your case progresses. The Ontario Bar Association estimates that around 95% of cases settle before they go to trial, and discovery is instrumental for making this happen.
Strong evidence-gathering by your civil litigation attorney can help bring your case to a conclusion quickly and productively. Whether gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and/or preparing you for depositions by opposing counsel, this support will have a beneficial impact on your case’s outcome.
Negotiating on Your Behalf
A civil litigation attorney will advise you on efficient outcomes and how to achieve them. Having completed discovery, your lawyer will advocate formidably on your behalf at negotiations and mediation. Moreover, they’ll be able to advise you if settling offers a more favourable compromise than standing firm and heading to trial.
Going to Trial with Your Civil Suit Lawyers
If a settlement cannot be reached, your case will proceed to trial. Trial is where hundreds of Ontario Civil Procedure Rules come into play, which can make the process very complex and tedious. If you try to navigate the legal field by yourself, you can get caught up in a web of complexity.
Experienced civil litigation lawyers will represent you before the court. Seasoned lawyers offer proven case craft and the skills required to present a strong case on your behalf, raising your chances of success.
Helping You Receive What You Are Entitled To
Once your case is settled or decided by the court, you still need to collect the judgment or fulfill the terms of the settlement. In simple terms, this means receiving any compensation, property, or other relief you’ve won. Civil suit lawyers will guide you through the final steps, ensure the resolution is implemented, and guarantee that you receive your dues.
What to Look for in a Litigation Attorney
The Law Society of Ontario maintains high standards for lawyers; however, there are a few things you should still look for when choosing your attorney or firm:
- How many years of experience does the firm bring?
- What’s the firm’s track record like?
- Will you have access to a large legal team or a small office?
- Do the lawyers offer anything more? (such as leadership in the community or ground-level insight)
Why Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP Is the Go-To Team
With more than 140 years of experience, we are the go-to civil lawyers for individuals, organizations, and businesses alike. Our lawyers are respected members of the community and are passionate advocates for our clients.
Book a complimentary, no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs with an experienced legal professional today.