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Respectful Dispute Resolution in Sarnia
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Mediation Services

Neutral Process Consultation
If you would like a neutral consultation regarding the mediation process, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.  Janet Whitehead will meet with both parties together to explain the mediation process so you can decide if it is the right process to meet your needs. The neutral consultation will last approximately 30 minutes and will cost:                                                                                                                                      Fee: $150.00 plus HST

Mediation with Individuals without Lawyers present
hourly rate for intake meetings, preparing for and participating in mediation sessions,
preparing progress notes, drafting agreement, phone-calls, emails,
letters with parties or counsel after draft agreement prepared:                                                                                                 $300.00 plus HST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and disbursements

Mediation with Lawyers present
Full Day Mediation                                                                                                                                    Fee:  $3,000.00 + HST
-includes individual intake meetings, preparation and up to a maximum of 8 hours for the mediation session

Half Day Mediation:                                                                                                                                       Fee: $1,900.00 + HST
-includes individual intake meetings, preparation and up to a maximum of 4 hours for the mediation session

Hourly rate for additional mediation, and/or phone-calls, emails, letters,
after initial mediation session:                                                                                                                                                                                 $300.00 + HST

Hourly rate for reviewing arbitration materials, participation in  arbitration hearing,                                                                    
preparation of award, phone-calls, emails, letters                                                                                                                                      $300.00 + HST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and disbursements

Law Clerk hourly rate                                                                                                                                                                                                     $ 95.00 + HST

Legal Services

Janet Whitehead is willing to work with clients on either a comprehensive (full retainer) or unbundled (limited retainer) basis to find a resolution to their legal dispute. She will help to identify your issues, collect and analyze the relevant factual information, create options for solutions and represent you in the negotiations.  She will draft agreements and/or provide independent legal advice with respect to such agreements.

If you would like a consultation regarding your legal issue, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.  Generally initial consultations will take approximately 45-60 minutes.  Within this consultation, Janet Whitehead will review the background of your matter and identify the outstanding issues.  She will then provide a general explanation for how the law would apply to those issues, and discuss various process options available to try to resolve the issue.  She will charge for the time spent during this consultation at her usual hourly rate of $300 per hour, plus HST.

If you decide to retain Janet Whitehead to assist you, a written agreement outlining the extent of the services to be provided will be prepared. Depending on the extent of services to be provided, you may be required to provide a monetary deposit to be held in trust and applied towards your future fees.