Suing is scary – Let us help you with you the details.

If you are considering suing someone, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed and anxious. Legal disputes can be complicated and emotionally charged, and it is normal to worry about the potential outcome.

The good news is that you do not have to face this alone. Our team of experienced lawyers is here to help you navigate the process and take a closer look at the details of your case.

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The steps in a civil action.

Though every legal matter is unique, most cases proceed in a stepwise fashion, starting with pleadings and ending in settlement or trial. This overview of the steps in a civil action is intended to help you understand the progression of a civil case, and is not a substitute for legal advice from a lawyer.


Each civil case begins with a Statement of Claim or Application, which needs to be filed with the court and served on the defendant(s). The defendant(s) will then have a statutorily prescribed period of time to respond to the claim by way of Notice of Intent to Defend and/or Statement of Defence.


A party in a civil action has a statutory obligation to produce all documents relevant to the matter that are in their possession, whether the document is helpful or hurtful to their case. This is typically done by way of Affidavit of Documents.


An examination for discovery is a pre-trial process where each party answers questions under oath from the opposing party’s lawyer about the matters involved in the lawsuit. Examinations for discovery are held out-of-court and are now most often conducted virtually.


Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution, where a neutral third-party is hired to help the disputing parties reach a resolution. In some jurisdictions in Ontario, mediation is mandatory, where in others it is not.


Pre-trial is the last step before trial. It is conducted before a judge and is an opportunity for the parties to canvas trial readiness and settlement before trial.


Trial is each party’s opportunity to present evidence before a judge or jury, who will then determine the outcome of the dispute. Trials can be conducted in person or virtually.

Open & honest fees.

At Breedon Litigation, we believe in being open and honest about our fees from the very beginning of our engagement with you. We understand that navigating a legal issue can be stressful enough without the added worry of unexpected costs.

We offer a variety of fee structures to fit your unique needs, including hourly rates and contingency fees. With our hourly rates, we charge for the actual time spent working on your case, while our contingency fee arrangement means that you only pay our legal fees if we are successful in obtaining recovery for you.

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We’re in your corner.

Whether you are dealing with an injury, a professional regulator, or a business dispute, we’re here to listen to your concerns, answer your question, and fight for your rights.

When you work with us, you can be rest assured that you have a team of skilled litigators in your corner, working tirelessly to protect your interests and achieve the best possible outcome.

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We’re ready to take on the challenge.

We are highly experienced litigators, which is why clients seek us out when they have complicated legal issues that are likely to go to trial. We are ready to take on the challenge of your legal matter, no matter how difficult it may seem.

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