Civil & Estate Litigation

Civil Estate

Civil & Estate Litigation

For many, the civil litigation process can be intimidating. At Neal & Mara, our experienced Barristers and Solicitors have over 30 years of experience and are available to serve all your Civil and Estate Litigation needs. Our lawyers have acted on behalf of individuals, businesses, professional associations, labour organizations, co-operative organizations, not-for-profit organizations, charities and foundations in a diverse range of legal matters. Neal & Mara litigators regularly appear at all levels of the Ontario Courts on motions, trials or appeals. We also represent clients before administrative tribunals, commissions and agencies. From Small Claims Court to Superior Court, our litigators can provide legal representation at a variety of hourly fee levels that will suit your budget.

Please also ask about the availability of contingency retainers where we only get paid if you get paid. Neal & Mara also offers affordable “unbundled” legal services: we can help a client with any specific stage of the case on a limited scope retainer, from drafting the pleadings to appearing on your behalf at trial. Please contact Neal & Mara for a quotation. We have experience and offer legal services in the following litigation areas for both Plaintiffs and Defendants:

  • •Contractual Disputes, including Breach of Contract
  • •Tort Litigation
  • •Small Claims Court proceedings
  • •Negligence Actions
  • •Product Liability Claims and Defence
  • •Negligent Misstatements
  • •Personal Injury
  • •Professional Negligence
  • • Debt Collection including Enforcement
  • • Real Estate Litigation and Latent Defect Claims
  • •Insurance Disputes
  • • Defamation
  • • Construction Lien matters
  • • Personal Injury claims
  • • Commercial Disputes
  • • Injunctions and Ex Parte Motions
  • • Breach of Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • • Corporate Litigation, including:
  • • Shareholder and Partnership Matters
  • • Drafting Articles of Incorporation
  • • Appeals, including proceedings under the Security and Investigative

Estates Litigation

Our lawyers also have extensive experience in Estate Litigation, a complex area of law that often involves litigants and defendants who may be in the midst of family turmoil. We are committed to resolving our clients’ problems in a professional manner based upon our years of experience in the area of Estate Litigation. We have acted for estate trustees, beneficiaries and claimants in the following areas:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Passing of Accounts
  • Dependants' Support and Relief Claims
  • Capacity Proceedings including Office of the Public
  • Guardian and Trustee
  • Advising Fiduciaries
  • Elder Law
  • Elder Financial Abuse
  • Family Law Act Elections

Joe Neal is skilled in providing clients with the advice they need, whether it’s filing a lawsuit, defending an action or representing clients in negotiation. Our firm will provide useful, strategic advice and keep clients informed about every stage of the proceeding. Please contact us to set up a consultation about your Estate Litigation matter at 905-436-9015.