What is Litigation?
Litigation is comprised of a lawsuit or a legal contest in a court of justice for the purpose of enforcing a right.
The parties in such a law suit include:
- a plaintiff who claims to have received damages from and seeks a legal or equitable remedy from
- a defendant who is required to respond to the plaintiff’s complaints.
If the plaintiff is successful, a judgment is awarded in his favour. That judgment may include court orders, such as:
- awarding damages
- enforcing rights
- imposing injunctions
If the defendant is successful, he/she will be exonerated and perhaps awarded the costs of the action against the plaintiff.
Litigation may involve resolving courtroom disputes between individuals OR business entities.
Our experts in litigation law can assist you with:
Construction law and liens
This legal area deals with issues surrounding building construction, including drafting and reviewing contracts and legal documents, construction claims, insurance and performance security and more. We also specialize in mechanics (or construction) liens, which are used by contractors to ensure they’re paid for their work on a project. Read more
This area of the law covers issues surrounding employment, including constructive dismissal, disability, sexual harassment and just cause of termination. Read more
Civil and business litigation
Our business law experts can help you with lawsuits for unfair and illegal business practices, breach of contract, partnership disputes and other issues. Talk to our litigation law specialists. Read more
Shareholder, corporate and partnership disputes
This tricky are of the law is one our Toronto business lawyers are very familiar with. We can help guide you through the range of remedies available to deal with business disputes between partners or even shareholders. Read more
Wills and trust disputes
These sensitive and personal disputes are handled delicately but appropriately by our team. Our Toronto will experts can help with emotionally charged family issues, including heirs seeking compensation and contested estates. Read more
Alternative dispute resolution
You don’t always need to go to court to resolve disputes. You also have the option of mediation or alternative dispute resolution. We can help you find the right mediation specialist for your issues. Read more
There can be delicate issues that arise when a family member dies. The estate law experts with Toronto law practice can help you through difficulty issues, such as challenging a will, the interpretation of trusts and power of attorney. Read more
Whether you run a small business or a huge corporation, our business lawyers can give you a helping hand navigating the legal difficulties. Our corporate lawyers can help you deal with laws surrounding business and commercial transactions. Read more
Protecting your rights
If you’ve been involved in an accident and suffered a personal injury, our specialists can make sure you are fully aware of all your rights, and guide you in seeking compensation. Read more
At GCY we represent litigants of all kinds. We act for consumers as well as businesses in bringing lawsuits for unfair and illegal business practices, breach of contract, partnership disputes and lease agreement disputes. We have a mandate to provide timely, efficient and cost effective legal representation in all areas of commercial and civil law.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Shareholder, Corporate & Partnership Disputes
Construction Law & Liens
Civil & Business Litigation
Estates - Wills & Trust Disputes
Making sure to protect your rights