Arbitration Fees

Arbitrators’ Fees

Arbitrators’ fees range from $250 to $800 per hour plus HST, depending on the experience of the arbitrator. Most arbitrators also have hearing day rates in addition to the hourly rates for non-hearing days. Please contact ADR Chambers to obtain rates, availability, and conditions for a specific arbitrator.

Deposit

A deposit is required for each day reserved for the arbitration, the estimated time for preparation, preliminary matters, award writing, venue expenses, and taxes.

Adjournment, Cancellation, or Settlement

If an arbitration is cancelled more than 30 calendar days before the commencement of the arbitration hearing, the cancellation fee will be $500 plus the hourly rate of the arbitrator(s) for time spent by the arbitrator(s) prior to notification to ADR Chambers of the cancellation.

If the arbitration is cancelled or adjourned within 30 calendar days of the scheduled commencement of the arbitration hearing, the cancellation fee will be half of the amount of the deposit required to be posted (set out above). If the arbitration is cancelled within two weeks of the scheduled commencement of the arbitration hearing, the cancellation fee will be the full amount of the deposit required to be posted (set out above).

If the arbitrator is able to re-book the time scheduled for the arbitration with other paying work, the cancellation fee will be reduced by half of the amount received by the arbitrator.

Notification of Cancellations

All cancellation notices to ADR Chambers must be in writing and sent to the administrator of the arbitration. Cancellation notices are only valid upon ADR Chambers sending the parties a confirmation of receipt of the notice.

Times for Arbitrations

Arbitrations commence at 10:00 a.m., adjourn at 1:00 p.m., resume at 2:00 p.m., and conclude at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise agreed by the parties and the arbitrator(s).

Venue for the Arbitration

ADR Chambers offers convenient arbitration facilities at its North York offices. The room fee to conduct an arbitration at the ADR Chambers North York office is $750 plus HST. A hearing room and two breakout rooms are provided for this fee. Additional rooms are $400 plus HST each. Coffee, tea, cold drinks, and snacks are provided. Lunch, if requested, is billed at cost.