Does Hiring a Small Claims Court Paralegal Provide a Significant Case Advantage?

While Parties Within a Small Claims Court Case May Self-Represent An Experienced Paralegal Knows the Applicable Law and Rules of Procedure, Among Others Things.

To Your Defence Provides Professional Litigation Advocacy In Small Claims Court

Lawsuit Document With a claims limit of $35,000 on a per Plaintiff basis, cases in the Small Claims Court are rarely viewed as small to most people; and accordingly, To Your Defence treats these cases, and all legal matters, with deserved attention. Furthermore, whereas Small Claims Court cases may involve legal issues that are just as complex as the cases litigated in the higher civil court, such is another reason why the professional Small Claims Court Paralegal services of To Your Defence may be of great benefit.

Small Claims Court Cases
Handled May Include:
Repayment of Monies Owed

Including unpaid loans, outstanding invoices, credit card balances, etc.

Accidental Damage to Property

Includes causes such as water escape, falling trees, vehicle impact, etc.

Vehicle Warranty Coverage

Includes sale of vehicles unfit for purpose, poor work by mechanics, etc.

Faulty Work By Contractors

Includes roofers, landscapers, electricians, among other renovation services.

Breached Real Estate Sale

Includes failure to finalize deal on closing date, removal of fixtures, etc.

Personal Rights Issues

Including nuisance, trespass, breach of privacy, defamation, among other issues.

The role served by, and mandate of, the Small Claims Court was explained by the Court of Appeal in the recent case of Kelava v. Spadacini, 2021 ONCA 428 where it was stated:


[15]  The Small Claims Court is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. It handles nearly half of the civil disputes in the province. The court is meant to provide an efficient, cost-effective forum for the resolution of civil disputes involving less than $35,000. It hears cases in a summary way and “may make such order as is considered just and agreeable to good conscience”: The Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, s. 25.

[16]  In short, the court embodies the foundations of access to justice: informality, affordability, timely resolution, accessibility for self-represented people and active judicial engagement. By providing access to justice, the court has an important role in the administration of justice for the province.


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