Mediations are typically billed on a day or half day flat fee basis. The full day flat fee covers all preparation and a seven hour session (usually 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM). The half day flat fee covers all preparation and a three hour session (usually 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM).
Flat fee in the National Capital Region, Kingston and Montreal:
Roger Beaudry or Joy Noonan – Full day $2,900 | Half Day: $1,600
Flat fee in Toronto:
Joy Noonan – Full day $3,700 | Half Day: $2,000
Roger Beaudry – Full day $3,700
Flat fee in other parts of Ontario or Quebec:
Roger Beaudry or Joy Noonan – Full day $3,800
What is included:
Administration, pre-mediation preparation and consultation, and mediator travel time and expenses.
What is NOT included:
Applicable HST, the cost of the facilities in which the mediation session is conducted, adjournment/cancellation fees, and any time engaged by the mediator in session in excess of the time booked.
NO CHARGE (other than engaged disbursements): If notice of cancellation or adjournment is received at least TEN BUSINESS DAYS IN ADVANCE of the scheduled commencement of the mediation session.
ONE HALF OF THE FLAT FEE + HST + ANY ENGAGED DISBURSEMENTS: In all other cases.
Please note that the parties are responsible for the cost of the facilities, and that some facilities require a notice of more than five business days for cancellations.
Time engaged by the mediator in session in excess of the time originally booked:
Any time engaged in session beyond the time that was originally booked is billed at $440.00 per hour (plus HST).
The parties are responsible for the cost of the facilities in which the mediation session is conducted. We have facilities in Ottawa and Toronto that we can make available to the parties. In Ottawa the cost of that space (suitable for a total of 5 persons – two from each side plus the mediator) is $450. In Toronto the cost is $600. In a very significant number of the mediations we conduct the parties make their own arrangements for facilities.
The parties share fees, cancellation/adjournment fees and disbursements equally unless a different distribution is provided for by law, agreement or court order. In the absence of a retainer being provided to the mediator, the law firm representing a party is responsible for that party’s share of fees, cancellation/adjournment fees and disbursements and for recovering these from the client.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on our fees.