Mission and About Us

Mission

BidSettle’s mission is to create technological tools and services in order to reduce judicial costs and unnecessary delays.

We automate procedures so that citizens and businesses can do part of the legal work themselves at a lower cost.

Our goal: to deliver legal services 10 times cheaper by eliminating lawyer's fees.

Lawyer (10 years experience) = average of $360 per hour in Canada*

2 to 3 day civil trial = average of $31 330 in Canada*

* Based on Canadian Lawyer

Our Values

BidSettle commits to be a social player and to give citizens access to affordable legal solutions.

BidSettle commits to being transparent, to popularize as much legal information as possible and be involved in the community.

It is in this spirit that BidSettle has committed 15% of its profits to encourage projects whose mission is to improve access to justice.

Write to us to help us fulfill our mission.

Business Solutions

We develop business solutions that allow companies to manage their disputes more efficiently.

Notably, we enhance:

  • debt collection;
  • dispute and complaint management;
  • customer service.
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The Co-Founders Mr. Alexandre Désy

Alexandre Désy completed a Bachelor’s degree in finance (B.A.A.) from HEC Montréal in 2003 and graduated from Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law in 2007. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 2008.

After having articled at Jolicœur-Lacasse and spending a year at the criminal branch of Legal Aid in Montreal, he undertook a Master’s in Law at the Université de Sherbrooke, focusing on an economic analysis of law for the Conférence de règlement à l’amiable (court annexed mediation). During his studies, he researched alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, governance and access to justice. He completed his Master’s degree with distinction. In 2011, he was named a member of the Participatory Justice Committee of the Quebec Bar.

From 2013 to 2015, Alexandre worked for the Quebec Bar as a profession development expert. In that function he has published papers on the future of the profession and on alternate fee arrangements.

The Co-Founders Mr. Philippe Lacoursière

Philippe Lacoursière holds a Bachelor’s degree in history and political science from McGill University. He graduated from Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law in 2006 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 2007. He practised labour and employment law at McCarthy Tétrault in Montreal, then at the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) and finally, as in-house counsel for Bell Canada. It was while he practised labour law that he reflected on ways to simplify the traditional dispute resolution process.

In 2013, Philippe founded Lexwire Consultants Inc., which was specialized in labour law and currency rate negotiation. With Lexwire, Philippe developed some innovative solutions for his clients. He closed his company in 2014 in order to focus entirely on BidSettle. It is with his entrepreneurial background, his knowledge of the Canadian judicial system and his desire to improve overall access to justice that he became committed to the BidSettle project. He is convinced that BidSettle will become the new standard of simplicity and efficiency for the judicial system.

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The Co-Founders Mr. Charles Méthot

Charles Méthot completed a Bachelor’s degree in finance (B.A.A.) from HEC Montréal with specializations in applied economics and management accounting, in 2009.

Charles owns a general contracting business, is a shareholder in a restaurant/bar, and manages flourishing real estate properties. Charles also co-founded Testicular Cancer Canada, an organization devoted to supporting men who, like himself, are affected by this disease.

After being involved in a lengthy and expensive lawsuit, Charles became very much aware of the importance of improving access to justice and its overall efficiency.