Small Claims Service

Get the help you need

Starting at $75, plus tax

Complete your claim in 15 minutes.

Have it reviewed by a lawyer or a paralegal.

Pay only if you are satisfied with the process.

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LESS EXPENSIVE

Canada's most advanced legal technology saves you money.

SIMPLE

We got you. If ever there is a problem, we are here to help.

RISK FREE PROCESS

If you are not satisfied with the final product, you will be reimbursed.

The BidSettle guarantee: pay only for what you need!

No stress, you can always change plans before you pay.

Bronze package

Automated Service

$75

  • Artificial intelligence
  • We manage the court registry/clerks
  • Customer service support
  • Summary review of documents by a technician

Silver package

Written Review

$175

  • Artificial intelligence
  • We manage the court registry/clerks
  • Customer service support
  • Written review by a lawyer or paralegal (48h)
  • Summary review of documents by a technician

Gold package

Written Review + Appointment

$225

  • Artificial intelligence
  • We manage the court registry/clerks
  • Customer service support
  • Written review by a lawyer or paralegal (48h)
  • Appointment (phone) with the lawyer or paralegal
  • Summary review of documents by a technician

Price Comparison

Cost with Bidsettle's technology: $75 - $225
Cost without BidSettle's technology: ~ $950*
Based on the average market in 2019, from The Canadian Lawyer magazine. For a lawyer with 6 to 10 years experience and 3 hours of this lawyer's work. Prices vary, provincially.

THE MOST RECOGNIZED SERVICE IN CANADA

HOW IT WORKS

You, the plaintiff, must complete the small claims smartform by answering simple, plain language questions. A claim will be automatically generated with the provided content. An administrative and summary review will be done by our team (non-legal review). The cost of this service is $75 plus tax. Remember that you are fully responsible for the content of your claim.

Our online dispute resolution services give you the opportunity to send your claim to lawyers or paralegals for a legal review. We firmly believe that it is up to you to decide what type of mandate you want to give to them.

You can therefore ask one of our partner firms to:

  1. review your claim for an additional $100: they will provide their comments in the form of short notes, (like post-its). You will therefore have the opportunity to make changes to your claim before submitting it to the court;
    or
  2. review your claim and set up a telephone appointment with a lawyer or paralegal so that they can send you their comments and answer your questions about your file. These services cost an additional $150;
    or
  3. review your claim and set up a telephone appointment with a lawyer or paralegal so that they can send you their comments and answer your questions about your file. You can also get a trial preparation session. This will help you for your day in court, help sort out your arguments for the judge and help you challenge the opposing party’s arguments. This session is done over the phone. These services cost an additional $225.

* You understand that all legal mandates are limited in scope. The lawyer or paralegal will therefore limit themselves to commenting your claim, explaining their comments and / or suggestions and finally, answering your questions.

You will then be asked to pay the BidSettle‘s fees by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), plus applicable taxes. Court fees must also be paid. You can view the court fees for Quebec here and for Ontario, here.

Please note: you will only make one payment, but two transactions will appear on your credit card statement:

  1. the first for using the service; and
  2. the second for court fees* (the law firm takes care of paying the fees on your behalf) and the amount associated with the additional à la carte service, if you have chosen one.

* Court fees may vary depending on the province and the value of the dispute. You will also need to accept our Terms and Conditions.

If you have chosen the WRITTEN REVIEW option, you will receive comments from the lawyer or paralegal within 48 working hours.

If you have chosen the WRITTEN REVIEW + APPOINTMENT option, you will receive, within 48 working hours, the legal professional’s comments and an email in order to make a telephone appointment with him to discuss your case. The lawyer or paralegal will offer you some availabilities.

Finally, if you have chosen the WRITTEN REVIEW + APPOINTMENT AND TRIAL PREPARATION option, you will receive, within 48 working hours, the legal professional’s comments as well as an email in order to make a telephone appointment with him to discuss your case. During this call (or by email thereafter), you will schedule another call, over the next three months or so, to complete the court preparation session. The latter is also done over the phone.

If you decide to select an à la carte legal service, you can review your claim and take advantage of the received comments to modify it before signing it.

When you have completed your claim, you will receive an email which will allow you to sign it electronically. This signature, which is legally valid, will appear on the court documents in the appropriate sections. Signing can be done easily on a computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.

Once signed, your legal claim will automatically be sent to the court identified by the plaintiff (i.e. by you).

* Note that BidSettle.com is not liable for errors made regarding specific courthouse locations or deadlines that may be related to the claim.

You will be able to check whether your claim has been received using the Canada Post tracking number which will be sent to you by email, either by our customer service or by Canada Post directly. Keep this proof in a safe place.

If it has been sent electronically, you will be notified as well. 

Once the claim has been sent, all further instructions will come from the court itself.

Best of luck!

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