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Sunday, 29 September 2019 21:49

Limits to Cross-Examination

As cross-examiner, you can (and should) be vigorous and thorough. It is not "abusive" to challenge a witness on unpleasant things, for example, their biases or their criminal record, as long as your question is asked in good faith and is not intended to mislead the witness. But there are limits.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:09

Damage Awards Available in Small Claims Court

Courts have identified six types of damages that a person (or corporation) can claim as compensation for loss or injury. Which types might Small Claims actually award a successful plaintiff? Here is a break down.

Published in Small Claims
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 17:39

Rules of the Ontario Court - Steps of a Trial

If you are charged with committing a provincial offence (POA) in Chatham-Kent, your trial will be held at the Ontario Court of Justice. If you are self-represented, be sure to review the Rules. The most important of these, as they pertain to a trial, are summarized below.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 07:59

Elements of a Plaintiff's Claim

Rather than detailing a claim in a Form 7A, consider appending a schedule. The judge will have the substance of the claim in a clear, easy-to-read format. Here is a PDF of a sample schedule for a plaintiff's claim. Its elements are described below.

Published in Small Claims
Friday, 16 August 2019 07:56

Tips on Drafting a Defence

Have you been served with a Plaintiff's Claim in Chatham? If so, do not ignore it. A successful plaintiff could empty your bank account, garnish your wages, even have your car and house seized and sold. 

Published in Small Claims