Construction Lien References under the Construction Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.C.30

Start with a Judgment of Reference to an ADR Chambers Referee
On consent, parties to a construction lien action may ask a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to direct a construction lien reference to a person of their choosing (section 58(1)(b) of the Construction Act). Our roster includes people who are experienced in conducting construction lien references. Your chosen referee will work with you to case manage the reference and design a cost-effective and efficient reference process that reflects the complexity of the issues and the amount in dispute.

ADRC Administers Your Reference
An ADR Chambers Registrar helps parties select the referee, finalize the Reference Agreement and Terms of Appointment, and schedule hearings for directions and the reference hearing with the Referee. The Registrar is a lawyer.

Virtual Video Conference
ADR Chambers referred can conduct hearings and procedural matters in-person, by phone, or by videoconference (zoom). There are no additional fees to use Zoom. Parties need not be tech savvy to use Zoom; they just require a computer, smartphone, or tablet and a web camera.

Hybrid offering: in-person attendance combined with virtual attendance
We offer a hybrid process when some people want to attend in person, and others want to attend online. Counsel and parties appearing in person may choose to have witnesses attend virtually. A $150.00 plus HST daily fee will be charged for the setup when there is a hybrid process.

Room Fees
The facility fee to conduct a reference at ADR Chambers’ North York office is $750 plus HST. A hearing room and two additional rooms for the parties 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.

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