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(1) Commencement Fees
The non-refundable commencement fee is due with the Notice to Arbitrate or the Application to Mediate filed with the BCICAC.
(2) Administrative Fees
The BCICAC will invoice both parties administration fee quarterly beginning six months after the commencement date. The administration fee will be assessed on the basis of the highest claim or counterclaim value.
Fees do not include expenses incurred by the BCICAC in its administration of an arbitration, mediation or appeal. The BCICAC may invoice parties for expenses on an interim basis as it deems appropriate.
Liability for fees and expenses is joint and several between the parties to the arbitration. Where a party does not pay an administration fee or other outstanding amount due to the BCICAC, any other party may pay that amount to ensure that the arbitration proceeds. If payments are not made, the tribunal may order the suspension or termination of the proceedings.
Fees are governed by Rule 4 of the BCICAC Domestic Commercial Arbitration Rules of Procedures.
The above fees do not include the fees and expenses of an arbitrator/mediator. Hourly rates are set by individual arbitrator/mediator.
Application and Appeal Fees
The non-refundable commencement fee is due with the Notice of Appeal with the BCICAC.
(3) Disbursement fees will apply.
Notice of Appeal Commencement Fees
|Application in Writing||$1,050.00(GST included)|
|Application Heard Orally||$1,050.00(GST included) plus $400 per hour of hearing after the first hour|
|Leave to Appeal||$2,100.00(GST included) plus $1200 per hour of hearing after the first hour|
|Leave to Appeal Granted/Agreed||$5,250.00(GST included) plus $1200 per hour of hearing after the first hour|
(4) Mediation Cancellation Fees
If mediation is cancelled less than 5 working days prior to mediation date, the canceling party will be responsible for the full share of the mediation fee. If mediation is postponed less than 5 working days prior to the mediation date and is re-scheduled within 14 days, the parties will pay a re-scheduling fee of $200 per party (plus 5% GST).
If a mediation settles less than 5 working days prior to the mediation date, each side will pay $200 (plus 5% GST) cancellation fee. (Note: this is in addition to the applicable initial application fee).
If the mediation is cancelled for any reason within the last 24 hours before the scheduled commencement of the conference, the full fee is due and payable.
Fee Schedule (as amended Sept 17, 2019) – a PDF of this page