"Ensuring access to justice is the greatest challenge to the rule of law in Canada today. Trials have become increasingly expensive and protracted. Most Canadians cannot afford to sue when they are wronged or defend themselves when they are sued, and cannot afford to go to trial." —Justice Karakatsanis, Hryniak v Mauldin,  1 SCR 87
Civil litigation is challenging, and can in many instances prove tremendously stressful and costly. This has not gone unnoticed by the Canadian judicial system, and the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized that "a culture shift is required in order to create an environment promoting timely and affordable access to the civil justice system" (Hryniak v Mauldin).
At Hart & Company, we strive towards this ideal. To this end, we ensure that our clients are well-informed about the various steps involved in the civil litigation process, as well as the potential costs, risks, and benefits of pursuing or defending a claim. At all times, we are guided by the single motivation to advance our clients' interests in a cost-effective manner, whether through the civil litigation process, or through other means of dispute resolution.