I was reading the latest issue of Precedent magazine that came in today’s mail and noticed an article on Small Claims Court in Ontario. With the increase of the monetary limit to $25,000 and the fact that you do not need to have a lawyer to represent you at Small Claims Court, more small businesses are expected to make use of the Court to collect on unpaid invoices, etc.
I won’t call the article “hard hitting journalism”, but it’s equally not fair to call it a “fluff piece” either. It does provide some insight into the Court and it might be worthwhile reading, so you can find the article online at this link.
If you want to know more about the Court, you can also go to the Ministry of the Attorney-General’s website which is found at this link. It has links to the Small Claims Court forms, brochures on court processes, etc. and is a pretty valuable resource if you are considering bringing a claim either without a lawyer or even with a lawyer so that you can understand the process better before speaking with a lawyer.