General Civil Litigation Lawyers in Calgary
Protecting Your Best Interests
Do you have a dispute with a neighbouring landowner over water rights? Has your contractor left your dream home partially constructed? Has your event planner cashed your deposit cheque and not fulfilled his/her part of the bargain? Whatever the dispute, whether it’s a botched $50,000 wedding or a $5 million commercial dispute, we like to try to settle matters through tough, principled negotiation based on solid legal research to arrive at the best outcome for you to avoid the more expensive, usually less certain, experience of going to court. However, if we have to litigate because there’s no longer any option, we will.
Some of the matters our General Civil Litigation department has handled in the past includes:
- Administrative Law
- Bankruptcy and Foreclosure
- Construction Law
- Property Litigation and Liens
- Dispute Resolution / Alternate Dispute Resolution
- Human Rights Law
- Immigration / Refugee Law
- Legal Research
How Long Does Civil Litigation Take in Calgary?
The typical timeline for a civil litigation case in Alberta is between one and three years. Cases can be very complex in addition to time-consuming. So while you technically can go through the process without a lawyer, it will be a potentially years-long headache.
First, you have to go through the statement of claim, and then the statement of defense. After that, records are exchanged between parties. Then there is questioning under oath, most likely an undertaking to receive additional information, followed by the trial and appeals. There may be expert opinions and medical examinations before the trial and appeals.
If you’re facing civil litigation, get in touch with a Calgary civil litigating lawyer for a consultation.
Guardian's Experience & Expertise
Our experienced litigation team has litigated at almost every level of courts, from the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench to appeals in the Courts of Appeal of both Alberta and Manitoba, as well as taking cases all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. Our practice areas include administrative law, bankruptcy and foreclosure, construction law, property litigation and liens, defamation, human rights law, and immigration/refugee law.