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In brief, my 2018 rates will be as follows: 

Mandatory Mediation (2 parties)
– Half day Simplified Procedure (3 hours) $1,350.00
– Half day Standard Track (3 hours) $1,700.00
– Full day Standard Track (6 hours) $3,400.00

PDF (right click to download) – 2018 Rate Schedule

– Add $200.00 per additional party represented by separate counsel
– Additional time is billed at $400.00 per hour, or part thereof
– Fees are divided equally between the parties unless otherwise agreed, per the division as specified under the Civil Procedure Rules for Rule 24 for Mandatory Mediations.
– No fee cancellation if at least 20 business day notice of cancellation given prior to mediation date. See Rate Sheet for full cancellation fees.
– HST, private room rentals and disbursements are extra


If convenient, Mr. Morris prefers delivery of Statement of Issues and Mediation Briefs electronically, either by PDF or by fax. A separate hard copy is not required if the electronic version is complete.

If you do need to deliver a hard copy of your material, our delivery hours are 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday. 

For Rule 24.1 Toronto Mandatory mediations, Statement of Issues are due 7 days prior to the mediation date and should be sent to both the mediator and opposing counsel.

If you wish to submit an additional and separate confidential brief or Statement of Issues to only the mediator, please advise in a cover letter or email and mark the document “CONFIDENTIAL – FOR MEDIATOR ONLY”

There are several options to consider for the location of the scheduled mediation.

Lawyer’s Office – If the parties do not require a neutral location, then if one of the lawyers involved in the mediation wishes to host the mediation, then that is a viable option. It is important to have a main room that can accommodate all the parties and counsel together, if a joint session is to be held. Also, a separate break-out room for each party is required in most instances, so that the mediator can meet privately with a party in a caucus session.

Court Reporter’s Office – We can assist with a booking at a convenient location:
Downtown Toronto – Network Downtown, Neeson or Victory Verbatim
North York – Network North, Professional Court Reports, Execuspace -$120 for a half day, but only one main and one breakout
Mississauga – Network West

Jeff will stay engaged in the mediation process and after 3 hours (half-day), his overtime rate will apply by the hour, or part thereof. If the mediation is booked in the morning, Jeff may not be able to stay past 1 pm if he has another half-day mediation booked for the afternoon. If you must have the flexibility to stay past the 3 hour mediation half-day, it is recommended to reserve Jeff for the full day, or for an afternoon mediation (Jeff can usually stay late after 5 pm).