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In his paralegal practice, DAVID A. PRICE SELECT LEGAL SERVICES delivers over 35 years of experience, both as an advocate and litigator, and now as a NOTARY PUBLIC, in representing clients in London and surrounding areas of Southwestern Ontario, appearing on their behalf in other centres such as Chatham/Kent, Goderich, Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo, Sarnia, St. Thomas and Windsor.

If your matter has to do with:

  • Small Claims Court
  • Enforcement of Judgment
  • Provincial Offences Court (excepting HTA matters)
  • Landlord and Tenant Board (landlords only)
  • Agency Representation (for lawyers and collection agencies)

… continue scrolling down for greater detail on the services we offer for each of the above areas of concern.

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All representation is by way of a signed Letter of Engagement.

Small Claims Court

Typical Small Claims courtroom

Small Claims Court matters, which are currently capped at $35,000.00, are heard before a Deputy Judge who will render a decision either at the end of a trial day or in writing, citing reasons for judgment, at a later date.

Paperwork typically involves a claim; a defence; evidentiary documents and possibly one or more motion proceedings, all of which must be issued, served and filed in accordance with the Rules of the Small Claims Court.

Attendance at a Settlement Conference is mandatory and, in lieu of a settlement, a trial can take one or multiple days, depending upon the complexities of the matter. Overall, these entire proceedings can take anywhere from 12-24 months to be fully adjudicated.

Some examples of Small Claims Court actions include:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Contractor Disputes
  • RSLA Matters
  • Misrepresentation
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Damage to Property
  • Unpaid Loans / Receivables
  • Real Estate Disputes / Latent Damages

If you want to sue someone, you generally have 2-years within which to commence an action (there are some exceptions). If you have been sued, you have 20-days, from date of service of the claim, within which to serve and file a defence.


Enforcement of Judgments

Monetary award to be collected as adjudicated

Securing a judgment is one thing; collecting on it is another.

We have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you enforce your judgment:

  • Judgment Debtor Examinations
  • Garnishment Proceedings
  • Lien Registrations
  • Terms of Payment Hearings

Recover that which is rightfully yours.


Provincial Offences Court (excepting Highway Traffic Act matters)

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The Ontario Court of Justice is the Court of jurisdiction for virtually all Provincial Offence and Municipal Bylaw matters.

Ontario municipalities administer their respective POA Courts, where all such matters are heard before a Justice of the Peace, and are prosecuted by way of a Municipal Prosecutor, or a special Prosecutor, depending on the nature of the infraction.

Provincial Offence infractions are variously commenced under Part I, Part II or Part III of the Provincial Offences Act. Parts I and II are by way of “ticket” notification; Part III is by way of a “summons” issuance.

Some matters can provide for multiple Court appearances and Prosecution resolution meetings. In all cases, full disclosure must be requested by the accused and provided by the Prosecutor.

In defended charges, Defendant witness and document preparation must be according to protocol, and cross-examination of Prosecution witnesses becomes of paramount importance.

In many instances, an appeal process of a given verdict may also be pursued, if based on the appropriate legal grounds. It can’t be just because you didn’t like the decision.

Some examples of Provincial Offences Court matters we defend include:

  • Liquor Licence charges
  • Municipal Bylaw infractions
  • Trespass to Property charges
  • Smoking Act charges
  • Environmental Protection charges
  • Dog Owner Liability charges
  • Fire Code infractions

If you are facing any one of these, or another Provincial Offence / Municipal Bylaw matter:


Landlord and Tenant Board (landlords only)

A Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario hearing body

The Landlord and Tenant Board (“LTB”) deals with matters governed by the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.

As a Tribunal, it has authority to make rules to govern its procedures under s. 176 of the Act, as well as under s. 25.1 of the Statutory Powers of Procedure Act. Combined, these Rules apply to all proceedings before the LTB.

There are two parts to the LTB Rules: Part I being the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO) Common Rules, effective October 1, 2013; Part II being the LTB Specific Rules, effective January 23, 2019.

We represent both individual and corporate landlords as well as property management firms, in such matters, with regard to:

  • Evictions
  • Unpaid Rent
  • Property Damage
  • Unlawful Occupancy
  • Improper / Illegal Tenant Activities

and more.

LTB procedures can be tedious, confusing and straight-up cumbersome at times. With ever increasing protocols, one small oversight in procedure can relegate your entire effort “back-to-square-one“. Don’t take chances.


Agency Representation (for lawyers and collection agencies)

Typical Court / Tribunal facility

When you just can’t be there … we can.

Just as we have been for major London and Toronto law firms and regional credit bureaus. With our extensive practice experience, we’ll deliver a seasoned, polished, professional appearance on your behalf:

  • Settlement Conferences
  • Motion Hearings
  • SCC / POA Trial Proceedings
  • TOS Hearings
  • Judgment Debtor Examinations
  • Garnishment Hearings
  • Tribunal Hearings
  • Witness Prep Services

All matters can be electronically handled office-to-office, and our flat fee appearance rates are “bill-through” friendly.

We deliver an immediate due diligence “conflict checking” procedure, and next-day emailing of summary Appearance Reports.

You instruct. We appear. When may we speak for you?


(519) 666-1062

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