LEGAL ADVICE AND SERVICES, SET FEES & $100/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 $100.00 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 $2.00). 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 $100 is charged to the nearest (1) minute for Additional Activity. $100/HOUR FOR “ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY” NOT INCLUDED IN SET FEE RATES AND ONE HOUR “INCLUSIVE TIME”
INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION – SUMMARY ADVICE NO CHARGE
1 HOUR INITIAL REMOTE CONSULTATION $100/HOUR
LITIGATION – 1/2 DAY HEARING (UP TO 3.5 HOURS) SET FEE OF $300
LITIGATION – FULL DAY HEARING (UP TO 7 (SEVEN) HOURS) SET FEE OF $525
DRAFT EVICTION NOTICE OF TERMINATION SET FEE FROM 100 to $125.00 (simple N4, N12) UP TO A SET FEE OF  275.00 (complex N5, N6, N7, N8, N13) ADDITIONAL $100.00 TO $200.00 FOR VERY LENGHTY NOTICES
DRAFT AND FILE APPLICATION SET FEE FROM $200 (simple L1, L9) TO A SET FEE OF $275.00 (L2 Application) to $375.00 (more complex Combined Applications,  L3/Declaration, L4/Declaration )

 

L5 APPLICATION, AGI – Above Guideline Rent Increase is $1500.00 plus $25.00 for each unit over 10 units

DRAFT AND SERVE LEGAL LETTER/DEMAND LETTER SET FEE OF $200 (GENERAL) UP TO A SET FEE OF $375 (LENGHY/COMPLEX)

PARALEGL HEARING PREPERATION (DOES NOT INCLUDE FEES TO PREPARE CLIENT FOR HEARING) AND DRAFT, FILE AND SERVE ( VIA EMAIL) PDF MERGED PRODUCTION BOOK OF EVIDENCE, INCLUDES COVER AND INDEXED SEARCHABLE BRIEF AS REQUIRED BY THE LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD’S PRACTICE DIRECTION “Required format for Evidence” see link below for further information related to the LTB requirements”

$100.00:  Review File and Serve Up to 2 (two) Documents) **

 

$175.00: Hearing Preparation, Create, File and Serve (by Email Only) Review File and Serve 3 to 6 Documents**

 

$275.00: Hearing Preparation, Create, File and Serve (by Email Only) Production Book of Evidence 7 to 8 Documents/Pictures**

 

$ 375:  Hearing Preparation, Create, File and Serve (by Email Only) Production Book of Evidence 9 to 10 Documents/Pictures**

 

Additional rates apply for volumes of evidence that exceed 11 or more documents/pictures

 

**Additional rates apply for video or audio evidence.

 

**additional $100.00 per hour for additional activity where client does not follow LPLB evidence submission policy and garnering evidence becomes an unnecessary complex, complicated and lengthy process for LPLB.

DRAFT, FILE AND SERVE (VIA EMAIL) BRIEF OF AUTHORITIES (CASE LAW SUPPORTING COMPLEX CASES) SET FEE OF $275 (GENERAL) UP TO A SET FEE OF $375(LENGTHY/COMPLEX)
DRAFT AND FILE (VIA FAX) REQUEST TO REVIEW AN ORDER, INCLUDES LEGAL RESEARCH $375.00 TO $575.00 (COMPLEX)
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.

Link

SET FEE OF $175.00
DRAFT AND PERSONALLY FILE SHERIFF PAPERWORK (HAMILTON ONLY) SET FEE OF $150.00
LEGAL RESEARCH $100 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) $100 PER HOUR, charged to the nearest (1) minute
SKIP TRACING SEARCHES $100 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.
$100 per hour for each 1-hour consultation, does not include preparation time
ENFORCEMENT OF ORDERS/JUDGEMENTS, Includes One-Hour Inclusive Time for Additional Activities
Garnishments $675.00 Set fee for registering LTB Order, drafting, issuing, and serving (mailing) Garnishment;
Garnishment, $475.00, Set fee for drafting court paperwork only (Limited Scope Legal Services),clien to file and serve.
Writ of Seizure and Sale of Land, Set fee of $675.00 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, $475 Set fee for drafting court paperwork only (Limited Scope Legal Services)
Examination of Debtor, $475 for registering LTB Order or judgement, drafting, issuing and Scheduling Notice of Examination of Debtor
 Contempt, $375 for drafting, and issuing Notice of Contempt.
Examination and/or Contempt Hearings, $300.00 for each appearance up to 3 hours (1/2 day) – Extra time @ $100 per hour
ACTIONS, Includes One-Hour Inclusive Time for Additional Activities
 Claim/Defence, $375 for drafting, issuing, and filing Plaintiffs Claim $150.00 extra for complex or lengthy pleadings, $375 for drafting, issuing and filing Defense $150.00 extra for complex or lengthy pleadings
Defendants Claims or Third-Party Claim, $375 for drafting, issuing and filing Defendants Claims or Third-Party Claim $150 extra for complex or lengthy pleadings
Motions, and Affidavit in Support of Motion, $375 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, $375 for drafting Factum’s in support of Action or Motion, $150 extra for complex or lengthy materials.
Brief of Authorities, $275.00 for preparing Brief of Authorities (plus legal research charged at $100 per hour)
 Summons to Witness, $250.00 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 or part thereof(1/2 day) – Extra time @ $100 per hour
Trial and/or Motion Fees. $450 for each Trial/Motion appearance up to 3 hours or part thereof (1/2 day) – Extra time @ $100 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 $100 per hour
SEARCHES, $100 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 $100 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 or part thereof (1/2 day)  – Extra time @ $100 per hour
Trial and/or Motion Fees $375 for each Trial appearance up to 4 hours or part thereof (1/2 day)
Extra time @ $100 per hour
Judicial Pre-Trial $375for each JPT appearance up to 4 hours (1/2 day)
Extra time @ $100 per hour
MILEAGE AND PARKING CHARGED WHEN TRAVELLING OUTSIDE OF HAMILTON
SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS $150 PLUS MILEAGE