Civil Litigation

Knights LPC is focused on making the litigation process as simple, transparent and cost effective to its clients. The legal costs are one of the biggest concerns of any party involved in a dispute, and knowing this, Knights LPC has developed the “LitPipe” platform, to not only help our clients understand the steps in the dispute, but to also allow them understand how we keep their costs under control.

LitPipe is an innovative suite designed as a litigation solution, which not only illustrates the steps in a litigation matter, but also helps to control the costs associated with litigation, by billing the matter in stages or as clients as the client advises. This billing solution is a the first of its kind and at the forefront of sharing the risks associated with litigation with clients on large and complex files.

At Knights LPC, we identify risk management solutions for our clients as we understand that the litigation process can be complicated. Knights LPC offers a broad range of services including fee caps, fixed payment structures or mixed options to provide our clients with cost transparency for all their litigations needs.

Please contact us and let us walk you through how Knights LPC makes litigation simple.

Common Questions

What is a civil case?

A civil case typically deals with contracts and/or torts. Torts, are known as, wrongful (negligent) acts that result in damage or injury.

Civil cases can occur by way of action or application. You must bring your case as an action, unless a statute or the Rules of Civil Procedure provide that you should bring your case as an application

What to consider before starting a claim?

Is there an alternative to filing a claim such as mediation?
Who do you want to sue?
Where should you sue?
What information do you have to support your claim?
When should you sue?
How much will it cost to file a claim?

What are the different level of courts?

Superior Court
The Superior Court of Justice hears criminal prosecutions of indictable offences, summary conviction appeals, bail reviews, estates, civil suits (over $25,000), and, where the Family Court branch of the Superior Court of Justice does not exist, the court also hears family cases other than child protection, secure treatment, adoption cases and appeals of child protection cases.

Divisional Court
The Divisional Court is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. The court hears appeals and reviews of decisions by government agencies, tribunals and boards, as well as some appeals.

Court of Appeal
The highest court in the province. It hears appeals from lower Ontario courts. Decisions of the Court of Appeal may be further appealed on a question of law to the Supreme Court of Canada, if the Supreme Court agrees. In criminal matters, a person who is convicted of an indictable offence may also appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada as of right on any question of law on which a judge of the Court of Appeal dissents.

More Information

The following information provided to you in Common Questions section is for educational purposes and by no means deemed for commercial use. For more information or to view the originating source of the information, please go to the Ministry of the Attorney General: Lawsuits and Disputes