Please be advised our previous affiliation was with Claims & Defences. We are no longer associated with Claims & Defences and take no responsibility or any actions a Claims & Defences representative, unlicensed or not, may conduct.
The initial step is for us to work with you and come up with a plan to get the positive results you need and deserve. Through our understanding of the areas of law and your awareness of the circumstances, together, we will pursue a path to success.
Contact us for a free 30 minute consultation. Our initial consultation can be in person, over Zoom, or over the telephone
We know that legal action can sometimes be overwhelming, stressful and time consuming.
If you don't feel like you understand your options, or which option is the best for you...do not hesitate to just ask...
A small claims court case is a lawsuit between individuals and/or corporations for $35,000 or less.
We represent landlords and tenants at the Landlord and Tenant Board.
We can assist with documentation, court filing , representation at a hearing and general knowledge.
Highway Traffic Act (speeding, traffic violations)
Municipal by-laws (Ex: noise complaints)
Charges under provincial legislation
The Law Society permits licensed paralegals to appear on certain summary conviction offences.
Specifically, these are offences that were punishable by a maximum penalty of imprisonment for a term of six months or less when proceeding by summary conviction as of September 18, 2019 (immediately prior to the day on which federal Bill C-75’s amendments to default maximum penalties for summary conviction offences under the Criminal Code came into force).
What is a Notary Public
A Notary Public is part of the legal system in Ontario, and is appointed by the Government of Ontario, more specifically by the Ministry of Government Services in Ontario. Every notary public can administer oaths or take affidavits, affirmations or declarations, attest the oaths, affidavits, affirmations or declarations, certify and attest a true copy of a document, and witness or certify and attest the execution of a document.
What is a Commissioner of Oaths
A Commissioner for Oaths is not a notary public, and cannot act as a notary public. However, a notary public can act as a commissioner for oaths. A commissioner of oaths is appointed by the Government of Ontario. A commissioner for oaths can administer oaths, take and receive affidavits, affirmations or declarations, and attest the oaths, affidavits, affirmations or declarations.
…and more, just ask if we can assist you
-representation at various courts and tribunals
✔Paralegals are governed under the Law Society of Ontario (formerly known as the Law Society of Upper Canada-LSUC)
✔ Ontario Notary Publics are governed by the Notaries Act, R.S.O. 1990
✔Paralegals are required to complete annual Continuing Professional Development hours
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Q What is a Paralegal?
A paralegal is a trained professional who can represent you in a variety of legal matters. A paralegal is licensed by the Law Society of Ontario, carries errors and omissions insurance and must follow a Professional Code of Conduct.
Q What is the maximum amount that you can sue for in Ontario Small Claims Court?
$35,000.00 is the jurisdictional limit of Ontario Small Claims Court.
Q What is the Landlord and Tenant Board?
In 1998, the Ontario government set up a tribunal under the Ministry of Housing to handle all issues relating to residential landlord and tenant matters. This body is now known as the Landlord and Tenant Board. It administers the Residential Tenancies Act (herein, “the Act”), a law that regulates all residential rentals in Ontario. The Landlord and Tenant Board has exclusive jurisdiction in the area of residential landlord and tenant law.
Q What if I want to move into my rental property myself, or have my family live there?
This is a valid reason to terminate the tenancy, but you must provide sworn evidence that you require the property in good faith for residential purposes and you must intend to live there for at least one year. Compensation has to be paid to the tenant or you must provide an acceptable alternative unit. There are severe penalties for bad faith tenancy terminations. We can help ensure that the process is done correctly.
Our governing body is the Law Society of Ontario. Each Paralegal must carry E&O insurance to practice law.
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Please take note, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are no longer at 1191 Lansing Avenue, effective February 19th, 2024.
If you are a current client, please note, we are working on your file.
If you are a prospective client, please continue to contact us via email, we do have access to our email.
We are currently viewing new office spaces and will update when secured.