Ontario Hourly Rates

If your matter is for anything other than a straightforward account or invoice you will likely be placed on the hourly rate plan. Our Paralegals, with over 7 years experience, generally charge $95.00 / hour. Our Paralegals, with under 7 years experience, generally charge $80.00 / hour. Below are some examples of typical fees for certain stages of an action using one of our Senior Paralegals, however, different estimates can be provided to you in your initial free consultation with the paralegal based on the nature of your matter. As you can understand, costs can vary from one case to another and we cannot guarantee the exact cost of litigation due to its unpredictable nature; on the hourly rate plan you can be assured you will only be charged for the time spent to effectively represent you.

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Plaintiff's Claim
Est. $450.00
Based on:
Initial Meeting and Review of Documentation
Initial legal research
Draft the Claim and obtain client approval
Issue the claim and arrange for service
Follow up for Defence
Defence
Est. $450.00
Based on:
Initial Meeting and Review of Documentation
Initial legal research
Draft the Defence and obtain client approval
Serve and File the Defence
 
Settlement Conference
Est. $360.00
Based on:
Prepare for Hearing
Prepare, serve and file List of Proposed Witnesses
Serve and file any additional disclosure
Attend the Hearing and attempt a resolution.
Many matters settle at this stage
Trial Preparation
Est. $540.00
Based on:
Interviewing witnesses
Legal research
Review of documents
Meeting with client
 
Trial Attendance
Est. $720.00
Based on:
Attendance in court on the trial date.
Present the opening statement
Examination and cross-examination of witnesses
Final submissions and legal argument
Submissions on costs.