LEGAL SERVICES SET FEES & RATES

After providing you with a free, no-obligation consultation over the telephone, Ms. Barder will provide you with a legal strategy and an accurate estimate of her set fees for preparing correspondence and drafting documents (“Set Fees for Document Preparation”). The Set fee for Documentation Preparation quoted also includes one full hour of time spent for additional activity on your case (“One-hour Inclusive Time”), including conferences, telephone calls, voicemail, meetings, e-mail, legal advise and opinion, legal memoranda, research and travel time (“Additional Activity”). Additional Activity, exceeding the One-hour Inclusive Time  (records are kept in our time keeping system) a standard hourly rate of $75.00 is charged to the nearest (1) minute for Additional Activity  (for example a one minute incoming telephone call of the client or a one-minute-read email from the client is charged at the rate of $1.50). Each hour billed to you, after the One- hour Inclusive Time, is based on actual Additional Activities completed on your particular case.  

Clients are also responsible for disbursements (out-of-pocket expenses) which include couriers, printing, photocopying, or scanning of paper documents at 25 cents per page, black and white and 60 cents per page for colour copies, parking, long distance telephone calls, postage and court filing fee (“Disbursements”) These items are shown separately on our accounts, and are charged to you at cost, in addition to the Set Fees for Document Preparation and hourly rate for Additional Activity.

SCHEDULE OF DOCUMENT PREPARATION AND LITIGATION SET FEE RATES AND ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY RATES.

SERVICE (HAMILTON) $ FEE (MILEAGE AND PARKING INCLUDED)
INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION 0
1 HOUR INITIAL PERSONAL OR REMOTE CONSULTATION 75/HOUR
LITIGATION – 1/2 DAY HEARING 275
LITIGATION – FULL DAY HEARING 450
DRAFT EVICTION NOTICE OF TERMINATION 75 (simple N4) to 250 (more complex N5, N6, N7, N8)
DRAFT AND FILE APPLICATION 150 (simple L1, L9) to 200 (more complex L2, L3, L4 )
DRAFT AND SERVE LEGAL LETTER/DEMAND LETTER

DRAFT, FILE AND SERVE ( VIA EMAIL) PRODUCTION BOOK OF EVIDENCE

100.00 (general) to 350.00 (complex)
DRAFT AND FILE (VIA FAX) REQUEST TO REVIEW AN ORDER 200 (simple) to 350 (more complex)
DRAFT AND FILE (VIA EMAIL) SUMMONS TO WITNESS 150
DRAFT LTB AFFIDAVIT – AFFIDAVIT or DECLARATION – Does not include Notary Public Services, please click link for Notary Public fees  Link 75.00  to 250.00
DRAFT AND FILE SHERIFF PAPERWORK IN HAMILTON 150
LEGAL RESEARCH $75.00 PER HOUR, charged to the nearest (1) minute
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY (including conferences, telephone calls, voicemail, meetings, e-mail, legal advise and opinion, legal memoranda, research and travel time) $75.00 PER HOUR, charged to the nearest (1) minute

TORONTO LANDLORD & TENANT BOARD (TORONTO, WOODSTOCK, SAINT CATHARINES)

SERVICE (TORONTO) $ FEE (MILEAGE AND PARKING NOT INCLUDED)
INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION 0
1 HOUR INITIAL PERSONAL OR REMOTE CONSULTATION $75.00/HR
LITIGATION – 1/2 DAY HEARING (UP TP 3 HOURS) 275
LITIGATION – FULL DAY HEARING (UP TO THREE HOURS) 450
DRAFT EVICTION NOTICE OF TERMINATION 75 (simple N4) to 250 (more complex N5, N6, N7, N8)
DRAFT AND FILE APPLICATION 150 (simple L1, L9) to 175 (more complex L2, L3, L4 )
DRAFT AFFIDAVIT OR DECLARATION – Does not include Notary Public Services, please click link for Notary Public fees  Link 75.00 to $250.00
DRAFT AND FILE REQUEST TO REVIEW AN ORDER 200 (simple) to 350 (more complex)
DRAFT AND FILE SUMMONS TO WITNESS 150
DRAFT AND  FILE (Via Courier) SHERIFF PAPERWORK 200.00
LEGAL RESEARCH $75.00 PER HOUR, charged to the nearest (1) minute
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY (including conferences, telephone calls, voicemail, meetings, e-mail, legal advise and opinion, legal memoranda, witness interviews, research and travel time) $75.00 PER HOUR

BURLINGTON LANDLORD & TENANT BOARD (BURLINGTON)

SERVICE (BURLINGTON) $  FEE (MILEAGE AND PARKING NOT INCLUDED)
INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION 0
1 HOUR INITIAL PERSONAL OR REMOTE CONSULTATION $75.00/HR
LITIGATION  – 1/2 DAY HEARING (UP TO 3 HOURS) 275
LITIGATION – FULL DAY HEARING (UO TO 6 HOURS) 450
DRAFT EVICTION NOTICE OF TERMINATION 75 (simple N4) to 250 (more complex N5, N6, N7, N8)
DRAFT AND FILE LTB APPLICATION 150 (simple L1, L9) to 175 (more complex L2, L3, L4 )
DRAFT LTB AFFIDAVIT – AFFIDAVIT OR STATUTORY DECLARATION

Does not include Notary Public Services, please click link for Notary Public fees Link)

75.00 to $250.00
DRAFT AND FILE REQUEST TO REVIEW AN ORDER 200 (simple) to 350 (more complex)
DRAFT AND FILE SUMMONS TO WITNESS 150
PREPARE AND FILE SHERIFF 175
LEGAL RESEARCH $75.00 PER HOUR, charged to the nearest (1) minute
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY (including conferences, telephone calls, voicemail, meetings, e-mail, legal advise and opinion, legal memoranda, witness interviews, research and travel time) $75.00 PER HOUR, charged to the nearest (1) minute

SMALL CLAIMS COURT

 Consultation and Additional Activity Fees

$75.00 per hour for ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY (including conferences, telephone calls, voicemail, meetings, e-mail, legal advise and opinion, legal memoranda, witness interviews, research and travel time) 

 Garnishments $350.00 for registering LTB Order, drafting, issuing and serving (mailing) Garnishment;
 Writ of Seizure and Sale of Land, $350.00 for registering LTB Order or judgement, drafting, issuing and serving (mailing) Writ of Seizure and Sale of Land.
 Examination of Debtor, $270.00 for registering LTB Order or judgement, drafting, and issuing Notice of Examination of Debtor
 Contempt, $175 for drafting, and issuing Notice of Contempt.
 Examination and/or Contempt Hearings, $275.00 for each appearance up to 3 hours (1/2 day)  – Extra time @ $75 per hour
 Actions, $300.00 for drafting, issuing and filing Plaintiffs Claim $100.00 extra for complex or lengthy pleadings$300.000 for drafting, issuing and filing Defense $100.00 extra for complex or lengthy pleadings

$300.00 for drafting, issuing and filing Defendants Claims or Third Party Claim $100.00 extra for complex or lengthy pleadings

$300.00 for drafting, and filing Motions, and Affidavit in Support of Motion, $100.00 extra for complex or lengthy materials.

Commoner of Affidavit fees  – please click link for Notary Public fees  Link

$250.00 for drafting Factum’s in support of Action or Motion, $100.00 extra for complex or lengthy materials.

$100.00 for preparing Brief of Authorities (plus legal research charged at $75.00 per hour)

 Summons to Witness, $175.00 for drafting and Filing a Summons to Witness
 Pre-trial Settlement Conference,  $350.00 for each Settlement Conference appearance up to 3 hours (1/2 day)  – Extra time @ $75 per hour
Trial and/or Motion Fees. $450.00 for each Trial appearance up to 3 hours (1/2 day)  – Extra time @ $75 per hour
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY (including conferences, telephone calls, voicemail, meetings, e-mail, legal advise and opinion, legal memoranda, witness interviews, research and travel time) charged at a rate of $75.00 per hour

MILEAGE AND PARKING CHARGED WHEN TRAVELLING OUTSIDE OF HAMILTON

NOTE: SOME COURT DOCUMENTS REQUIRE PERSONAL SERVICE PURSUANT TO THE RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT

PROCESS SERVING FEES NOT INCLUDED

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE – Provincial Offences

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY (including conferences, telephone calls, voicemail, meetings, e-mail, legal advise and opinion, legal memoranda, witness interviews, research and travel time) charged at a rate of $75.00 per hour
Legal Drafting/Filing $150.00 for drafting, and court filing, $100.00 extra for complex or lengthy matters
First Appearances$270.00 for each First Appearance up to 3 hours (1/2 day)  – Extra time @ $75 per hour
Trial and/or Motion Fees$300.00 for each Trial appearance up to 4 hours (1/2 day)

Extra time @ $75 per hour

Judicial Pre-Trial $270.00 for each JPT appearance up to 4 hours (1/2 day)

Extra time @ $75 per hour

 MILEAGE AND PARKING CHARGED WHEN TRAVELLING OUTSIDE OF HAMILTON
SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS $150 PLUS MILEAGE
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