How to avoid Common Delay Tactics

 The Delay Tactics

Claiming Not To Have Received Charge Sheet

Claiming to not have received a charge sheet is one of the most common underhand strategies that defense lawyers use to prolong the hearing process. This argument means that the defense attorney does explicitly not know why their client has been brought before a judge. As such, they must be served with the charge sheet, after which they will prepare for defense.

In criminal proceedings, failure to have the charge sheet to the defense lawyers may cause the defendant to suffer prejudice, which means that they must be given the charge sheet while allowing time to prepare for responses. This simple tactic can delay proceedings by more than two weeks or a month. If you want to get familiar with other tactics and legal acts, you can always research reliable Ontario legal resources.

Challenging the Validity of Documents

Another common practice that defense lawyers have perfected for many years is challenging the validity of plaintiffs’ documents. In most cases, defense lawyers will claim forgery for the supporting documents presented in court. For example, legal agreements, medical reports and financial statements are some of the documents that bring the forgery argument in place.

In this scenario, the plaintiff is required to ascertain the validity of the documents. Some of the papers involved may require official stamps, while independent bodies must assess others. In such circumstances, the judge may delay the case for up to six months, which causes the plaintiff to suffer prejudice.

Absence of the Lawyer in Court

In some instances, defense lawyers knowingly fail to report to court to hear the matter before the judge. This is one of the most common tactics that lawyers have been using to delay justice for many years. Lawyers will always be absent when a critical decision is likely to be given by the court. In most cases, attorneys will argue with sick leaves, family problems and other personal issues.

In cases where two or more lawyers are involved, one may turn absent and thereby force the court to fix another date for proceedings. Due to the number of cases that the court has to handle, it may take weeks or months to find another day and time when everyone is comfortable to continue with the case.

The Problem

The delayed Justice

Justice delayed is justice denied. Traditional system is not suitable for providing quick solutions. Life is fast, life is short. The delayed solutions can help you.

Equa Solutions to bypass delay

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Equa offers tech-based solution to avoid delay. The case managers provide all the due comfort to you. The proceeding at Equa takes place in time bound manner, which are governed by the Equa Institutional Rules.


To avoid common delay tactics in a mediation proceeding, consider the following strategies:

By implementing these strategies and promoting a cooperative and efficient atmosphere, you can help prevent common delay tactics and ensure a smoother and more effective mediation process.