Rates and Cancellations

Resolve Disputes with Professional Mediation and Arbitration Services

Mediation Rates

Mediation rates are determined as follows: 

  • Half-day Mediation (3 hours or less): $1,800.00 CAD per half-day, plus applicable taxes.
  • Full-day Mediation (6 hours or less): $3,000.00 CAD per day, plus applicable taxes.

Additional time will be charged at $500.00 CAD per hour, plus applicable taxes. Where mediations consist of three parties or more, an additional charge of $500.00 CAD per party will be applied to the mediation rates.

Mediation fees are inclusive of up to two (2) hours of preparation time in advance of the meeting.

Arbitration Rates

Arbitration rates are determined as follows:

Full-day Arbitration as sole arbitrator within Eastern Ontario: $3,500.00 CAD per day, plus applicable expenses and taxes. Pre-hearing attendances and work outside the hearing date will be charged at $500 per hour.

Full-day Arbitration either:
       a) outside Eastern Ontario as sole arbitrator, or
       b) on a panel of arbitrators
are to be charged in an amount to be agreed for both the daily hearing rate and the hourly rate, plus applicable expenses and taxes.

Cancellation Fees

Parties are responsible for providing Halpin ADR with twenty-one (21) calendar days’ notice for any rescheduling or cancellation of the scheduled meeting or hearing.

If the mediation or hearing is cancelled within twenty-one (21) days of the scheduled date, a cancellation fee of up to fifty (50%) of the total charge will be due and payable, together with any third-party fees incurred as a result of the cancellation.


Unless otherwise agreed, fees for mediation or arbitration services will be divided equally among all parties.

All accounts for mediation or arbitration fees, cancellation fees, disbursements and HST are due and payable when rendered.

Accounts overdue more than thirty (30) days from the date of the invoice shall bear interest at the rate of five (5%) per cent per annum calculated monthly until paid in full.