Pleading in Civil Action in Canada

Pleadings function to include written statements of the parties to an action, served by each party in turn on the
other, and filed in court, which set forth in a summary form the material facts on which each party relies in support of the claim or defence, as the case may be.

By the time the pleadings are closed, there will be a precise definition of the issues between the parties.

There are 3 fundamental principles of pleading:
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Commencement of Civil Action in Canada

Generally one has to go through a checklist of issue identification to verify that your legal problem is something capable of starting in Queen’s Bench. that checklist would inclue:

Conditions Precedent (will depend on who you are suing)

Limitations on Right of Action

Suspension of Right of Action

Extinction of Right of Action

All whilst considering: Choice of Venue & Change of Venue

Service of Process – SERVING A DOCUMENT MEANS GIVING IT TO THE OTHER PARTY INFORMING THEM THAT YOU ARE GOING TO SUE THEM.