Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada
Part 1 — Counsel’s fees
1 Application for leave to appeal:
(a) preparation of an application for leave to appeal or application for leave to cross-appeal, or of a response to one of those applications,
(i) if dealt with in writing $800
(ii) if oral hearing held $1,000
(b) if no response is filed, for the review of an application for leave or application for leave to cross-appeal, at the Registrar’s discretion, up to $300
(c) preparation of the first copy of an application for leave to appeal, an application for leave to cross-appeal, a response or a reply, per page $1.35
(a) preparation of a motion or response to a motion,
(i) if dealt with in writing $300
(ii) if oral hearing held $800
(b) if no response is filed, for the review of a motion, at the Registrar’s discretion, up to $200
(c) preparation of the first copy of a motion book, a response or a reply, per page $1.35
(a) notice of appeal $75
(b) preparation of factum $650
(c) preparation of the first copy of factum, record, book of authorities and condensed book, per page $1.35
(c.1) preparation of the electronic version of factum, record or book of authorities, per page $0.30
(d) hearing of the appeal, preparation for and attendance at hearing,
(i) fee for the principal counsel $2,100
(ii) fee for the junior counsel $700
(e) fee for appeals that are discontinued or dismissed as abandoned appeals $500
(a) fee to the duly entered agent,
(i) on leave $200
(ii) on appeal $500
(b) cross-examination of a deponent under Rule 90, at the Registrar’s discretion, up to $150
All fees are subject to an increase or decrease in exceptional cases, at the Registrar’s discretion.
Part 2 — Disbursements
At the Registrar’s discretion the following amounts shall be taxed:
1 Fees paid to the Registrar under Schedule A.
2 A reasonable amount for reproducing documents required to be filed with the Court in accordance with a receipt from the service provider that itemizes the services rendered. Such disbursements shall not include counsel’s fees for the preparation of the printed or electronic version of any document set out in Part 1. Documents reproduced in-house or not supported by an itemized receipt will be taxed at $0.25 per page.
3 Subject to item 4, reasonable amounts incurred to attend proceedings before the Court for up to two counsel, including travel expenses, lodging expenses for a maximum of two nights for one hearing day plus an additional night of lodging for each additional hearing day, meals and any incidental expenses (for example, parking, taxi and telephone calls). Such expenses shall be supported by accompanying receipts.
4 Amounts incurred for the use of privately owned vehicles driven to attend proceedings before the Court. Those amounts shall be calculated using the kilometric rates set out in Appendix B of the National Joint Council’s Travel Directive; no receipts for those expenses are required.
5 All other itemized and detailed disbursements reasonably incurred, with the exception of disbursements incurred for electronic legal research. Receipts are required for amounts claimed over $50.
6 Any service, sales, use or consumption taxes paid or payable on any disbursements set out in items 2, 3 and 5, unless those taxes have been reimbursed or are reimbursable.
- SOR/2006-203, s. 50
- SOR/2011-74, s. 63
- SOR/2013-175, ss. 48 to 50
- SOR/2016-271, ss. 50, 51
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