LEGAL ADVICE AND SERVICES, SET FEES & $75/HR RATES

After providing you with (no-charge, no obligation) summary legal advice over the telephone,  Ms. Barder, upon your request, will schedule you in for a consultation where she will analyze the substantive issues of your case and provide you with a preliminary legal strategy and an accurate estimate of her set fees for drafting documents and attending court hearings (“Set Fees for Document Preparation and Litigation”). The Set fee for Documentation Preparation and Litigation 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.

 

LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD

SERVICE AREA (REMOTELY THROUGHOUT ONTARIO)

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE $ FEE
**The Set fee billing model for Documentation Preparation and Litigation 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 advice 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. 75.00/HOUR FOR “ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY” NOT INCLUDED IN SET FEE RATES AND ONE HOUR “INCLUSIVE TIME”
INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION – SUMMARY ADVICE FREE
1 HOUR INITIAL REMOTE CONSULTATION $75/HOUR
LITIGATION – 1/2 DAY HEARING (UP TO THREE HOURS) SET FEE OF $275
LITIGATION – FULL DAY HEARING (UP TO SIX HOURS) SET FEE OF $400.00
DRAFT EVICTION NOTICE OF TERMINATION SET FEE FROM 75 (simple N4, N12) UP TO A SET FEE OF  175 ( complex N5, N6, N7, N8, N13) ADDITIONAL $100.00 FOR LENGHTY NOTICES
DRAFT AND FILE APPLICATION SET FEE FROM $150 (simple L1, L9) TO A SET FEE OF $200 (more complex L2, L3, L4 )
DRAFT AND SERVE LEGAL LETTER/DEMAND LETTER SET FEE OF $150 (GENERAL) UP TO A SET FEE OF $350 (LENGHY/COMPLEX)
DRAFT, FILE AND SERVE ( VIA EMAIL) PRODUCTION BOOK OF EVIDENCE SET FEE OF $150 (GENERAL) UP TO A SET FEE OF $350 (LENGHY/COMPLEX)
DRAFT, FILE AND SERVE (VIA EMAIL) BRIEF OF AUTHORITIES SET FEE OF $150 (GENERAL) UP TO A SET FEE OF $350 (LENGTHY/COMPLEX)
DRAFT AND FILE (VIA FAX) REQUEST TO REVIEW AN ORDER SET FEE OF $200 (SIMPLE) to SET FEE OF $350 (LENGHTHY/COMPLEX)
DRAFT AND FILE (VIA EMAIL) SUMMONS TO WITNESS SET FEE OF $150 PER SUMMONS
DRAFT LTB AFFIDAVIT (to accompany L3, L4, L2/N12 Application) – AFFIDAVIT or DECLARATION – Does not include Notary Public Service.  Fess for Notary Public may be accessed by clicking on this link.

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SET FEE OF $75  to $250 (LENGHTHY/COMPLEX)
DRAFT AND PERSONALLY FILE SHERIFF PAPERWORK (HAMILTON ONLY) SET FEE OF $150.00
LEGAL RESEARCH $75 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 PER HOUR, charged to the nearest (1) minute
SEARCHES $75 PLUS COSTS TO CARRY OUR SEARCH

SMALL CLAIMS COURT

Consultation, Set fees and Additional Activity 
**The Set fee for Documentation Preparation and Litigation 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 advice 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.
$75 per hour for each 1-hour consultation
ENFORCEMENT OF ORDERS/JUDGEMENTS, Includes One-Hour Inclusive Time for Additional Activities
Garnishments $350 Set fee for registering LTB Order, drafting, issuing, and serving (mailing) Garnishment;
Garnishment, $275, Set fee for drafting court paperwork only (Limited Scope Legal Services)
Writ of Seizure and Sale of Land, Set fee of $350 for registering LTB Order or judgement, drafting, issuing and serving (mailing) Writ of Seizure and Sale of Land.
Writ of Seizure and Sale of Land, $275 Set fee for drafting court paperwork only (Limited Scope Legal Services)
Examination of Debtor, $300 for registering LTB Order or judgement, drafting, issuing and Scheduling Notice of Examination of Debtor
 Contempt, $200 for drafting, and issuing Notice of Contempt.
Examination and/or Contempt Hearings, $275 for each appearance up to 3 hours (1/2 day) – Extra time @ $75 per hour
ACTIONS, Includes One-Hour Inclusive Time for Additional Activities
 Claim/Defence, $300 for drafting, issuing, and filing Plaintiffs Claim $150.00 extra for complex or lengthy pleadings, $300 for drafting, issuing and filing Defense $150.00 extra for complex or lengthy pleadings
Defendants Claims or Third-Party Claim, $300 for drafting, issuing and filing Defendants Claims or Third-Party Claim $150extra for complex or lengthy pleadings
Motions, and Affidavit in Support of Motion, $300 for drafting, and filing Motions, and Affidavit in Support of Motion, $150 extra for complex or lengthy materials.
Commissioner of Affidavit fees – please click link for Notary Public fees Link
Factum’s in support of Action or Motion, $250 for drafting Factum’s in support of Action or Motion, $150 extra for complex or lengthy materials.
Brief of Authorities, $150 for preparing Brief of Authorities (plus legal research charged at $75 per hour)
 Summons to Witness, $225 for drafting and Filing a Summons to Witness
TRIAL STAGE, Includes One-Hour Inclusive Time for Additional Activities
Pre-trial Settlement Conference/Garnishee Hearings/Examination of Debtor Hearing, $350 for each appearance up to 3 hours (1/2 day) – Extra time @ $75 per hour
Trial and/or Motion Fees. $450 for each Trial/Motion appearance up to 3 hours (1/2 day) – Extra time @ $75 per hour
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY (including conferences, telephone calls, voicemail, meetings, e-mail, legal advice and opinion, legal memoranda, witness interviews, research, and travel time) charged at a rate of $75 per hour
SEARCHES, $75.00 plus the cost to outsource the search.
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 IN THE ABOVE RATES
PROCESS SERVING FEES NOT INCLUDED

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE 

Provincial Offences (Traffic Offences, Building

Code and Fire Code Violations)

 

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 for drafting, and court filing, $100 extra for complex or lengthy matters
First Appearances$300 for each First Appearance up to 3 hours (1/2 day)  – Extra time @ $75 per hour
Trial and/or Motion Fees $300 for each Trial appearance up to 4 hours (1/2 day)
Extra time @ $75 per hour
Judicial Pre-Trial $300 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