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Simon Shields, LLB

Advising Self-Representing
Ontario Litigants
Since 2005

tenant / small claims / welfare (ontario works) / odsp / human rights / employment / consumer /
collection agencies / criminal injuries compensation / sppa (admin law)
/ line fences / animal cruelty / dogs & cats / wild animal law (all Canada) / war / conditions of guide use

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Fee Quote and Payment Terms

  1. All fees are HST-free.

  2. Fees are flat-rate for the work we agree to.

    I do not charge an hourly rate. 'Flat-rate' means that the fee does not go up (or down) if the case turns out to require more (or less) work than I anticipate when I first quoted for it. In particular, it means no refund if the case settles or otherwise resolves with little work done.

  3. Fees for any email consultation, litigation assessment, or for litigation support where the case is in Small Claims Court or before a tribunal, are usually a one-time lump sum.

  4. Fees for Superior Court or appellate court litigation support are usually quoted for and payable as each of the natural stages of the litigation progress (eg. pleadings, settlement conferences, pre-trial/pre-hearing motions, trial/hearing, factums, etc).

  5. Fees are payable by Interac email money transfer (available through most Canadian financial institutions). Where credit card use is necessary, Paypal may be arranged - though I prefer Interac whenever possible.

  6. Pre-payment in full is required before any work is commenced - no exceptions.
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