Civil Litigation

Litigation is a term used to describe civil dispute resolution. When you have a disagreement over a will, a power of attorney, a real estate transaction, or a business contract, you need a litigation lawyer to argue your side and defend your rights.

There are many situations where you may claim damages or other legal remedies. At Beeksma Law, we practice in three main litigation categories:

  1. Estates
  • Dispute about a will;
  • Dispute about a power of attorney;
  • Concern about whether an estate trustee (executor) has misappropriated estate funds;
  • Concern about whether an attorney for property has misappropriated estate funds;
  • Passing of accounts;
  • Guardianship appointments, and more.
  1. Business
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes (including oppression claims);
  • Contractual breaches;
  • Nuisance and negligence;
  • Economic torts (e.g. intentional interference with economic relations), and more.
  1. Commercial Leasing (both landlord and tenant side)
  • Return of a deposit;
  • Negligent or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • Damages (from breach of contract, breach of warranty, breach of covenant, etc.);
  • Construction liens

You may be surprised to learn that most of the litigation process happens outside of court hearings/trials. From the moment that you have a dispute, you must move forward strategically, or you may damage your case. That’s where Beeksma Law can help.

We’re on Your Side, Here to Help

Before stepping into the courtroom on your behalf, a litigation lawyer researches your case, drafts various legal documents and motions, responds to orders from the opposing legal counsel, conducts settlement negotiations, determines trial strategy, and much more. While your case may not go to trial, a litigation lawyer must understand how your case may play out in court, and must have experience representing clients in court.

At Beeksma Law we have that experience, and we are passionate about results. Our founder and principal, Shayna Beeksma is committed to putting forth your strongest case and advocating for your rights in every aspect of litigation, inside and outside of the courtroom. Our tech-savvy practice ensures that your case is handled effectively and efficiently.

What’s the Difference Between a Litigator and a Solicitor?

Beeksma Law has a unique perspective on litigation. Not only is Shayna a litigation lawyer in Hamilton, she is also a solicitor. This means that she gives legal advice, and does legal work, that can prevent you from becoming embroiled in litigation in the first place.  The strategic drafting of contracts in business transactions, effective negotiations leading up to the signing of the contracts, as well as the drafting of thorough Wills and Powers of Attorney that withstand the scrutiny of the Courts, all strengthen your position in the event that litigation becomes a reality.

Often, solicitors will not help you enforce their documents through litigation.  However, Beeksma Law will. We understand both the drafting and the enforcing of legal agreements, and we offer both services at affordable rates. That way, we can protect your interests and maximize your chance of a favourable outcome before a dispute even arises.

Looking for a law firm that cares about your legal outcome? Contact us today to discuss your legal concerns.