Proposed Amendments

Schedule C and contingency fees on disbursements consultation

The new Rules which came into effect on November 1, 2010 did not make any changes to the amounts of the assessable costs in Schedule C – the Tariff of Recoverable Fees. The Alberta Law Reform Institute, which was instrumental in drafting the new Rules, viewed the appropriate amounts as being beyond the scope of the project.  As a result of inquiries received, the Rules of Court Committee has decided to re-examine the Schedule.

The Rules of Court Committee requested comments from the Bar on the Tariff of Recoverable Fees, and on a related issue with respect to charging contingency fees on disbursements. The linked document provides the Rules of Court Committee’s views on the major issues.