Civil Litigation

At Cowley & Company, our lawyers are well versed in all types of civil litigation. We are regularly retained for complex civil litigation cases as well as minor cases needing minimal assistance or guidance. We are capable and equipped to defend, mediate or guide any of the following:

  • Contract disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Torts
  • Class action cases
  • Employment issues / Wrongful Dismissal
  • Multi-party Mediation
  • Debtor and creditor mediation & remedies
  • Defamation
  • Estate litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Negligence
  • Insurance claims
  • Construction claims

Resolution of your case is our utmost priority, and we can resolve your civil ligation claim through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and trial in all levels of the British Columbian Court System.


Civil Litigation Info from BC Supreme Court:

Any party, including individuals, limited companies, partnerships, or other legal entities can be involved in civil litigation. Civil litigation deals with torts (the legal term for a civil wrong, injury or harm), contractual and other disputes or claims under the law.

A civil litigation case can also be called:

  • an action
  • a matter
  • a lawsuit
  • a proceeding
  • a case.

While all these terms are not entirely interchangeable, you may hear or see your case referred to by any of these terms. In a civil case that goes to trial, proof is based on a balance of probabilities. This means that a judge only needs to be convinced that it is more probable than not that one side is right.