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Trial Law

A unique perspective

What does “Contingency” mean?
As contingency lawyers, in most cases, there is no up-front cost to our clients. We are in it with our clients, from initial meeting, right through to trial (when required). For us it’s not about billable hours; it’s about representing our clients and helping them navigate the legal system in order to achieve rightful financial compensation for their misfortune.

The Law Society of Ontario ("LSO") has mandated the use of a Standard Form Contingency Fee Agreement ("SFCFA") and has new rules governing contingency fee agreements. The fee that you will pay us for legal services is a percentage of the money you get as a settlement or as an award at trial. The percentage also applies to any amount paid by the other side for costs. Costs is money to help you pay for legal fees but in most cases, costs pay only for a part of a person's legal expenses. We are required to disclose and post on our firm website the maximum contingency fee percentage we charge under the SFCFA. The maximum fee we charge is 30% of your settlement or trial award including costs, plus HST.

Over a decade of trial experience
Maple Cameron is experienced with both Plaintiff and Defence cases. This gives us the knowledge and ability to anticipate the next move in your case before it happens and allows us to work with you to either settle, or take your case to trial if necessary.

It’s more than just a case
We understand that your hardship has changed your life; and we will fight for you because your case is as important to us as it is to you. We will retain the appropriate medical experts to review your case and provide recommendations based on your individual situation, review insights based on previous trial experience, and provide practical/legal advice that has been analyzed from both Plaintiff and Defence perspectives.

The Difference – The Result
By providing strategic advice that has been evaluated from both Plaintiff and Defence perspectives, MCL. can help you anticipate the end result so that you can decide how to proceed based on your own personal situation.

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