Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is your office wheelchair/disabled accessible?

A: Yes, we have a specially constructed ramp available to assist anyone in a wheelchair or who has mobility problems.


Q: What documents should I bring to my first meeting?

A: The Law Society of Upper Canada requires that we obtain at least 2 items of personal identification from all of our clients. This requirement increases protection for you and for all other clients. Therefore, you should bring at least 2 pieces of personal identification, one of which contains a photo ID.


You should also bring any documents that are relevant to your specific legal matter: a written history of the important events (in whatever form you would like) as well as dates and issues for which you are seeking advice from us would also be helpful.


Q: I am not certain that I have a case that warrants retaining a lawyer. Do you provide free initial interviews to help with this decision?

A: Yes, we provide a free initial interview for personal injury cases and for some other types of litigation cases. If you cannot come to our office, we will come to you in hospital or at your home. Please contact us to discuss the arrangement of an initial interview.


Q: When and how do I pay for your services?

A: Payment depends on the type of matter that our firm is handling for you. In some cases, such as personal injuries, you do not pay a retainer and you are not charged for our fees until completion. You do not pay unless we recover for you.


For real estate transactions, we ask that you pay at the time of the closing of the transaction.


For other litigation and matrimonial matters, we require a retainer and will probably be sending accounts during the process of the matter.


We would be pleased to discuss with you the nature of your claim and our billing process.


Q: What is your privacy policy? Is my information kept confidential?

A: We are keenly aware of the need for absolute confidentiality concerning our clients’ information. Our privacy policy can be read and reviewed online.

Office Locations

Port Elgin

669 Gustavus Street, Box 1956

Port Elgin, ON, N0H 2C0

Phone: 519-832-4466

Toll Free: 1-877-712-4466

Fax: 519-832-4475


Toronto

1235 Bay Street, Suite 502

Toronto, ON, M4W 3R1

Former Toronto Office


Email

larry@ryderlaw.ca

Discuss your specific situation with our qualified team today. Contact our team today.

Service Area

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