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Information for Plaintiffs


Embarking on Your Small Claims Journey in Ontario

At Magna Carta Legal Services, we understand that initiating a Small Claims Matter can be both daunting and complex. Our dedicated legal support is tailored to guide individuals through the process of starting a claim in the Small Claims Court, ensuring effective resolution and protection of your rights under the Rules of the Small Claims Court.

Understanding Starting a Small Claims Claim:
Starting a Small Claims Claim involves a step-by-step process, including:

  • Filing Procedures:  Navigating the specific filing procedures outlined in the Rules of the Small Claims Court.

  • Legal Representation:  Assessing the need for legal representation based on the complexity and value of your claim.

  • Resolution Strategies:  Exploring negotiation and settlement options before formally initiating court proceedings.


Our Services for Starting a Small Claims Claim:

  • Legal Consultations:  Personalized consultations to help you understand the merit of your claim and the initial steps outlined in the Rules of the Small Claims Court.

  • Guidance on Filing:  Step-by-step guidance on the filing process, ensuring accurate and timely submission of your Small Claims Claim.

  • Case Analysis and Planning:  Meticulous analysis of your case, identification of potential legal defenses, and crafting a strategic plan tailored to initiating your Small Claims Matter.

  • Negotiation Preparation:  Assistance in preparing for negotiations with opposing parties to explore potential settlements before heading to court.

  • Clear Legal Procedures Guidance:  Clear guidance on legal procedures involved in starting a Small Claims Claim, ensuring you are well-prepared for the initial stages.

Examples of Starting a Small Claims Claim:
Unpaid Invoices:  Initiating a claim for outstanding payments.
Property Damage Claims:   Starting a claim for damages to your property.

Timely Updates and Communication:
Regular and timely updates, along with transparent communication, keeping you informed about the progress of initiating your Small Claims Matter.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive and effective assistance for individuals starting a Small Claims Claim in Ontario, guiding you through the Rules of the Small Claims Court and offering legal expertise, strategic guidance, and personalized support.**

As even the smallest of errors can result in the dismissal of your claim, Magna Carta Legal Services works diligently and in strict adherence with the Ontario Small Claims Court rules and procedures to ensure your claim won’t be tossed out due to any technicalities.

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