Mediation & Arbitration

Description Fee (Claim up to $50,000)* Fee (Claim over $50,000)**
Half-day (up to 3 hours) $500 $1,000
Full Day (up to 6 hours) $1,000 $2,000
Additional Time $175/hour $350/hour
   
  • Where the claim does not exceed $50,000 and the subject matter of the dispute is otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court, these fees apply.*
  • Where the claim exceeds $50,000 or the subject matter of the dispute is otherwise not within the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court, these fees apply.**
  • No charge for preparation time or travel time within the Greater Vancouver Area. Travel to locations outside the GVA is charged at $50/hour plus travel expenses.
  • No charge for up to 2 hours of prehearing conferences with counsel.
  • Mediations and arbitrations are not confirmed, and the time is not reserved until receipt of a deposit of anticipated fees, disbursements and taxes.

Documents-Only Arbitration

Claim up to $50,000* Claim over $50,000**
$1,000 block fee $350/hour
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  • Where the claim does not exceed $50,000 and the subject matter of the dispute is otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court, the block fee applies. Page limits for evidence and argument, and number of legal authorities apply.*
  • Where the claim exceeds $50,000 or the subject matter of the dispute is not otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court, the hourly fee applies.**
  • No charge for up to 2 hours of prehearing conferences with counsel.
  • Documents-only arbitrations are not confirmed until receipt of a deposit of anticipated fees, disbursements and taxes.

Cancellation Charge for Mediation & Arbitration Hearing

Cancellation Prior to Scheduled
Hearing Commencement Date
Cancellation Charge
1 – 7 days’ notice 25% of the hearing fee
0 days’ notice 50% of the hearing fee
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  • If the parties cancel or do not proceed with the mediation or arbitration as scheduled, the cancellation charge plus non-recoverable disbursements and applicable taxes are payable.
  • As a courtesy, if the matter is rescheduled and proceeds within 30 days of the scheduled date, only non-recoverable disbursements and applicable taxes are payable for the postponed proceeding.

Cancellation Charge for Documents-Only Arbitration

Description Charge (Claim under $50,000) Charge (Claim over $50,000)
Time spent by the Arbitrator following
confirmation of the arbitration.
$150/hour to a maximum of the deposit $350/hour to a maximum of the deposit
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  • If the parties cancel or do not proceed with the documents-only arbitration after it has been confirmed, the cancellation charge, plus non-recoverable disbursements and applicable taxes are payable.