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Mediation Rules of ADR Chambers
In these Rules, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) "ADR Chambers" means ADR Chambers Inc.
(b) "Agreement" means a written agreement to mediate, executed by the parties and non-parties before the commencement of the mediation.
(c) "Appointment" means a mediation scheduled by the parties on a specific date and time with ADR Chambers.
(d) "Business Days" means Monday to Friday only (excluding Provincial and
(e) "Co-ordinator" means the designated individual at ADR Chambers, in charge of booking an appointment and responsible for the administrative aspects of mediations.
(f) "Confirmation Form" means the form attached as Schedule "A" to these Rules.
(g) A non-party means a person attending the mediation at the request of a party and with the consent of the mediator.
(h) "Party" means a party to a dispute, controversy or action.
(i) "Representative" means the solicitor or an authorized representative of a party.
1(2) These Rules shall be interpreted liberally, and in such a way so as to provide the parties with the most just and equitable outcome.
2. Agreement of Parties
2(1) These Rules, and all amendments to them, shall be deemed to have been made a part of any agreement which provides for mediation with an ADR Chambers mediator.
2(2) Subject to approval by ADR Chambers, these Rules may be varied at any time by agreement.
3. Initiating Mediation
3(1) Subject to availability at ADR Chambers, any party may initiate mediation by contacting the Co-ordinator and booking an appointment.
3(2) The party booking an appointment shall be responsible for contacting the other party or parties and providing them with the particulars of the appointment. Each party booked for the mediation shall be responsible for providing ADR Chambers with a confirmation form and notifying the Co-ordinator about any cancellations or changes to the appointment.
3(3) All changes to the original appointment shall be subject to availability of ADR Chambers and confirmed by the Co-ordinator.
4. Mediation Briefs
4(1) All parties shall prepare a mediation brief, containing the information set out in Schedule "B" attached to these Rules.
4(2) Mediation briefs shall be exchanged between the parties and a copy shall be delivered to ADR Chambers for review by the mediator, at least ten (10) business days before the mediation date.
5. Selection of Mediator
5(1) The parties shall be at liberty, acting unanimously, to select a particular mediator from the current panel of mediators available at ADR Chambers.
5(2) In the event that the parties cannot agree on a specific mediator, the Co-ordinator at ADR Chambers shall suggest a mediator for them.
5(3) The parties to the mediation are encouraged to meet in person or by conference call, to discuss and, if possible, determine all procedural matters, including the following:
(a) what issues are in dispute and which matters, if any, can be agreed upon;
(b) the law governing the matter;
(c) what documents, correspondence, books or records exist or can be produced, when they shall be produced or exchanged and by whom;
(d) whether "on site" inspections and/or interviews shall be part of the proceedings; and
(e) whether the mediation agreement is valid and in force.
6. Privacy and Confidentiality of Mediation
6(1) Agreement to Mediate:
Prior to the commencement of the mediation, all parties and non-parties attending the mediation shall execute an agreement to mediate, which outlines the purpose and procedure of the mediation, as well as its private, confidential and without prejudice nature. See the subparagraphs hereof and the ADR Chambers Agreement to Mediate.
6(2) All mediations held with ADR Chambers are private and confidential. The parties and their representatives shall attend at the mediation with full authority to settle. All other persons may only attend with the consent of the parties and the mediator.
6(3) At the mediation, each party should be prepared to make a brief oral statement explaining his or her perspective. Each party is expected to participate in the structured negotiations with the active assistance of the mediator. Each party should bring any documents needed in order to effectively negotiate. These documents will also be helpful to the mediator to understand the case but can be kept confidential on request and, in that event, will not be revealed to the other party. The mediator may caucus privately with each party during the mediation if he or she considers that it will assist the process. Any party may request a private caucus with the mediator at any time. Each party should cooperate in good faith with the mediator and each other. Each party should make every effort to attend a scheduled mediation and should cooperate to avoid any unnecessary delays.
6(4) All offers, promises and proposals, whether oral or written, actions, determinations, representations and statements (including but not limited to admissions) made in the course of the mediation by any of the parties, their agents, employees, experts or representatives and by the mediator, and all notes, documents and reports prepared or exchanged during the mediation are "without prejudice" and for the purpose of negotiation only. Such offers, promises, proposals, conduct, statements, notes, documents and reports shall not be disclosed to any third party and they shall not be offered as evidence in any arbitration, judicial or other proceeding.
6(5) Notwithstanding Rule 6(4), evidence that is otherwise admissible shall not be rendered inadmissible because it has been used in a mediation with ADR Chambers.
6(6) Neither the mediator, nor any of ADR Chambers' employees shall be compelled to appear as a witness or expert in any pending or future adversarial or judicial proceeding involving any one or more of the parties or relating in any way to the subject matter of the mediation.
7. No Transcription Record
7(1) There shall be no recording or stenographic record of the mediation.
8. Termination of Mediation
Mediation with ADR Chambers shall be terminated:
8(1) by agreement between the parties; or
8(2) if a settlement is reached by the parties; or
8(3) at any time during the mediation, if the mediator is of the view that it ought to be terminated.
9. Exclusion of Liability
9(1) ADR Chambers and its employees or agents, including the mediator and the Co-ordinator, shall not be liable to any party or representative for any act or omission howsoever arising in connection with any mediation conducted through the auspices of ADR Chambers or any of the affiliated entities of ADR Chambers Inc. A mediator from the ADR Chambers panel or such other affiliated group of ADR Chambers Inc. shall have the same immunity as that granted to a Superior Court Judge of the province where the mediation is conducted and/or where the mediator is domiciled.
10(1) No deposit is required for booking a one-day mediation with ADR Chambers.
10(2) Notwithstanding Rule 10(1), if a mediation is booked for (2) days or more, there shall be paid by the party booking an appointment, a deposit of $2,000.00 per day plus applicable taxes.
11. Mediation Fees
11(1) Hourly fee
All mediations in
11(2) A mediation booked for a half day is subject to a minimum charge of 3 hours, plus reading time. If the mediation exceeds three hours, and the mediator is available, the normal hourly rate of $350.00 plus applicable taxes, (
11(3) The parties and their solicitors shall be jointly and severally responsible for the payment of the account rendered by ADR Chambers. When the parties execute the Agreement to Mediate, as required prior to the commencement of the mediation, they may agree between them as to how the account of ADR Chambers shall be paid, but remain jointly and severally liable to ADR Chambers if the account is not paid in full.
12(1) Travel and Accommodation Expenses :
For mediations outside of
13. Administration Fee, Disbursements and Taxes
13(1) The administrative charges for a mediation in Toronto, at the head office of ADR Chambers, include the use of facilities, lunch and refreshments throughout the session and will vary between $350.00 and $750.00 per day plus applicable taxes, or part thereof, depending on the number of persons in attendance at the mediation, the size of the main mediation room and the number of break-out rooms used.
13(2) For mediations outside
13(3) Disbursements and taxes for all regions, will be set out in the final billing and may include the following:
1. Any rental charges for mediation and break-out rooms.
2. Rental charges for any equipment requested by either party or deemed necessary by the mediator for the proper conduct of the mediation.
3. Cancellation fees in relation to the rental of the venue for mediation or equipment.
4. Invoices for lunches and refreshments, as ordered from third party caterers.
5. G.S.T. or other applicable taxes on fees or disbursements.
13(4) In making rental arrangements, for facilities, equipment, lunches and refreshments, ADR Chambers does so solely as an agent of the parties and such expenses will be added as disbursements to the final account to the parties.
14(1) All mediations cancelled less than seven (7) business days prior to the mediation date, shall be subject to a cancellation fee. The cancellation fee for a half day mediation is $500.00 plus applicable taxes. The cancellation fee for a full day mediation is $1,000.00 plus applicable taxes.
PLEASE NOTE: Certain members of our group have special cancellation fee requirements. The Co-ordinator will advise you of these fees when booking and by confirmation letter.
These Rules shall become effective as of December 2000 and are subject to change without notice.