In Small Claims Court in Vancouver and Richmond Provincial Courthouses, Justice of the Peace Adjudicators may hold one-hour simplified trials for cases with a money value of $5,001 to $10,000.
In a simplified trial you or your lawyer will be asked to state the facts, file any documents you rely on, and respond to the other party. The Justice of the Peace Adjudicator may ask you questions, ask you to swear to the truth of your statement, permit witnesses, and allow you or your lawyer to ask the other party questions. They will provide their decision immediately or within not more than 30 days.
In all other Provincial Court locations, claims for $5001 to $10,000 are dealt with in the same way as claims for up to $35,000.
This website provides general information only and should not be used as legal advice.
Updated or reviewed April 2019