One of the fundamental objectives of the small claims court act (Nova Scotia) is to provide a means for settling disputes in a relatively quick and inexpensive manner. The maximum monetary amount of small claims disputes is presently $25,000. To that end, while you are permitted to have legal representation that is often the exception, as most people represent themselves for these matters. While the rules of evidence and formalities of the court process are significantly relaxed, at the end of the day the claimant still needs to “prove” their case. Therefore, whether you are a claimant or a defendant and intend to represent yourself, it may prove to be worth your while to consult with a lawyer and obtain some advice and direction on how you should proceed.
If you have questions about a small claim court issue, give us a call anytime 902-539-2425.