Experienced Representation for Durham Region's Administrative Bodies

For a surprisingly large number of legal disputes, you may not be facing a Court at all in the sense that most people think of Court. For many specialized matters, disputes are settled before an administrative body instead. Some of these include:

  • Human Rights
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Licensing Boards
  • Employment Insurance
  • Municipal Boards

Some people think that if they are not going to Court, then they do not need a Lawyer. While it is true that many administrative bodies are far less formal than Court, they still have a great deal of power and may decide aspects of your life that are just as important as any that are decided in a courtroom.

At Creighton Law LLP, our Lawyers are familiar with the procedures, people and priorities of the administrative law process. Our experience in these environments can help you succeed in your case.

Knowing the Rules

Our Lawyers will let you know what to expect as they guide you through the process. Some differences between administrative bodies and courtrooms include:

  • Formality: Overall, most boards are less formal than Court. The rules of evidence and procedure are often relaxed. We can let you know what is expected, and what is considered acceptable.
  • Focus: Administrative boards may only focus on one part of your dispute. You may need to resolve other issues in your dispute in another administrative or judicial forum.
  • Expertise: The people presiding in these areas are often highly specialized, and have in-depth knowledge of their particular area. Being represented by a Lawyer who speaks their language may be essential to your success.
  • Appeal: Many administrative bodies have very strict rules about appealing to a regular Court. It is important to know when you have the right to appeal, and how to go about filing an appeal.

Contact Creighton Law LLP

Our experience can help you resolve your matters before administrative tribunals. Contact our Oshawa office at 1-800-216-4970 or through our online form.