Ontario Small Claims Court Practice 2021 (Print & ProView)

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Ontario Small Claims Court Practice 2021 features comprehensive commentary pertaining to the Rules and Forms of Small Claims Court in Ontario.

The text features

  • Simplified, plain language overviews: A self-help chapter outlines the practicalities of going the small claims route for quick references and helps in explaining the process to others
  • Easy-to-follow flow charts: Guides you through the process of bringing or defending a claim, and outlines your options at each stage
  • A detailed practice and procedure guide: You will find a thorough explanation of every aspect of bringing or defending a claim
    • Fees and costs
    • Going to the right court
    • Flow charts
    • Paralegals
    • Settlement conferences
    • Enforcement proceedings
    • Contempt hearings
    • Orders from other courts and jurisdictions
    • Unrepresented litigants
    • Role of the judge

Practice Advisor for Ontario Small Claims Court Practice will be provided every three months by email to standing order subscribers upon request, at no extra cost.

New in this 40th anniversary edition

  • All legislative amendments to Ontario Gazette Vol. 153:22 (May 30, 2020)
  • Amendments to the Courts of Justice Act including S.O. 2019, c. 7, Sched. 15
  • Updated Preface, updated Recent Amendments to the Small Claims Court Legislation and updated Survey of Recent case law Affecting Small Claims Court

One can find hot topics in the text including

  • Monetary jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court
  • Increase in amounts increased costs orders in the Small Claims Court
  • No civil cause of action for harassment
  • Determination of pre-judgment interest rates in personal injury
  • Anti-SLAPP motions
  • Representation orders in Small Claims Courts
  • Small Claims Court jurisdiction over residential tenancies
  • Powers of settlement conference judge
  • Discussion of recent rules amendments


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Civil procedure


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