Civil litigation is a broad area of law that encompasses all litigation that is not criminal. Civil actions are generally between private individuals or corporations, as opposed to criminal proceedings, which are between the Crown and an accused person. It is possible, however, to commence civil proceedings against the Crown (or government). When you hear talk of people "suing" someone, this generally refers to civil litigation. Some examples of civil actions are claims for unpaid debts, claims for damages arising from motor vehicle accidents, builders' liens, and foreclosures. Given the broad range of potential civil actions, this is an area of law in which our lawyers will often collaborate on file.
There are a variety of factors to be considered in determining whether it is appropriate to commence civil litigation proceedings and if so, what type of proceedings are most appropriate.
We are pleased to represent clients in civil disputes in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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