Fees & Expenses

Arbitration

Fixed rate for a scheduled day or part thereof: $2,500. Standard time charge for all other services in respect of a hearing, including preparing a written decision: $375 per hour.

No charge for travel time.

Fee Estimate for 1 full day arbitration (regular business hours), including pre-arbitration matters; attending hearing; and preparing written decision, depending on evidence, facts and issues: $4,500 to $6,000.

Fixed Fee Option: $5,000 per regular hearing day, or part thereof: includes all pre-arbitration matters, hearing and all writing time.

Delivery of written decisions is projected within four weeks of date of last hearing or written submission.

Additional Costs:

  • mileage $.45 per kilometer
  • where the arbitration requires travel more than two hours from Halifax, then add the cost of accommodation (or airfare, depending on the distance), meals, etc.
  • airfare (standard economy) where necessary: at cost
  • rental cost of hearing rooms: at cost

NB: arbitrations under the Condominium Act, Trade Union Act or other legislation may be subject to different rates prescribed by regulation or the appropriate authority. In such cases those rates apply in place of the above.

Liability for fees: As per paragraph 17 of the Sample Arbitration Agreement.

Mediation

Fee for 1 day mediation with two parties is in the range of $2,500-$3,500, depending on the size of the briefs, the time taken and any other factors adding to the complexity of the matter. Fee for mediations involving more than two parties will be in the $3,500-$4,500 (and up) range, depending on the same factors.

No charge for travel time.

Additional Costs:

  • mileage $.45 per kilometer
  • where the mediation requires travel more than two hours from Halifax, then add the cost of accommodation (or airfare, depending on the distance), meals, etc.
  • airfare (standard economy) where necessary: at cost
  • rental cost of mediation rooms: at cost

Liability for fees: As per paragraph 8 of the Sample Mediation Agreement.

Cancellation Fees for Arbitrations/Mediations

If cancelled more than 20 days prior to the scheduled date, there is no charge.

If cancelled between 20 days and 7 days before the scheduled date: $1,000.00 for the first scheduled day, $500.00 for each subsequent scheduled day.

If cancelled less than 7 days before the scheduled date: $1,250.00 per scheduled day.

* All fees and prices are subject to HST

* Accounts are net 30 days and thereafter interest at 6% per annum is charged.

* All parties are jointly and severally liable for all cancellation fees (including those for room rentals).