Ontario Civil Trial Forms & Precedents

The organisation of the trial forms and precedents below follows the structure of the Ontario Civil Trial Manual and the 6 trial fundamentals.

1. Story

Agreed Statement of Facts

Request to Admit (Form 51A)

Response to Request to Admit (Form 51B)

2. People

Witness Management Spreadsheet (useful resource described here)

Summons (Form 53A)

Template Will Say Statement

Template Expert Report

Expert Affidavit – Basic Version

Expert Affidavit – Detailed Version (more persuasive than basic version)

3. Documents & Things

Trial Document Brief

Joint Trial Document Brief

Agreement regarding Joint Trial Document Brief

Request to Admit (Form 51A)

Response to Request to Admit (Form 51B)

4. Law of Evidence

Evidence Act Notice for Business Records (Evidence Act sections 35 and 55)

Evidence Act Notice to file Medical Reports (Evidence Act section 52)

Evidence Act Notice for More than 3 Experts (Evidence Act section 12)

Acknowledgement of Expert’s Duty (Form 53)

5. Trial Procedure

Sample MVA Jury Questions

Trial Management Plan (for simplified procedure trials)

6. Substantive Law

Trial Factum

Trial Brief of Authorities

Additional Court Forms & Precedents

More Trial Forms