Definition : Court of Québec - Small claims division

The small claims division of the Court of Québec has jurisdiction to hear cases, the value of which does not exceed $15,000, without taking  interests  into account. The uniqueness of this division is that the parties cannot be represented by a lawyer, save upon special authorization when the litigation raises complex legal issues. Only a natural person (an individual) and a legal person (such as  a syndicate of co-owners ) which do not employ more than 10 employees during the 12-month period preceding the application, can avail themselves of the Small Claims Division. The judgment  rendered cannot be appealed.