In quoting Abraham Lincoln, the ADR Institute of Ontario states that when it comes to disputes, the “nominal winner is often a real loser – in fees, expenses and waste of time.”
There are, of course, the financial costs – even for the winner, which never covers your entire expenses. Even in the most favorable cases there is still a significant out-of-pocket expense to consider. A recovery of 100% of your legal costs is extremely rare.
However, and for many involved in litigation that goes before the Courts, there is a higher cost. Anyone who has had to deal with a Court action will tell you that the level of stress and time demands are a significant distraction from both their business and personal lives. The human, emotional, and physical toll often far exceeds the financial costs of litigation. This is a hidden cost that many people do not consider.
As a result, an experienced and skilled lawyer will seek to minimize these “hidden” expenses. The best way to achieve this outcome can be through a resolution of disputes through mediation.
Leveraging his experience and high ethical standards, Ian McBride has successfully obtained his certification in Foundational Conflict Management & Mediation. He has joined the ADR Institute of Ontario and Canada.
Ian’s rates are $1700 for a half day ( 3 hours ) or a full day ( 6 hours ) at $2600 plus disbursements and HST. These rates are for a two party mediation. For each additional party add $150 for a half day and $250 for a full day. Any hour or part thereof after will be billed at $450 plus HST. Mediations and Arbitrations normally commence at 10:00 a.m. in the morning or 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon but Ian can be flexible with the start time. You may use the calendar below to request a time. Availability will be confirmed shortly after your request is made. Alternatively you may call Ian’s clerk, Wendy Heney, who can provide the most up to date information about Ian’s calendar. Mediations can be in-person or by Zoom.