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May 2020

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20 www.canadianlawyermag.com LEGAL FEES SURVEY FEATURES NATIONAL NATIONAL (1-4 Lawyers) NATIONAL (5-25 Lawyers) Immigration law Work permit $2,370 $2,257 $2,333 Family class sponsorship $4,517 $4,614 $3,111 Skilled worker application $4,833 $4,500 $6,000 Refugee protection claim $4,000 $3,000 $8,000 Intellectual property law Simple patent application $9,340 $6,250 $10,000 Simple trademark registration $2,040 $1,577 $2,250 Patent audit $5,616 $2,250 $1,000 Labour and employment law Basic employment contract $1,474 $1,351 $1,495 Severance package renew $916.00 $863 $840 Employment litigation — claim or defence up to mediation/trial $8,935 $6,958 $5,562 Standard workplace policies $2,876 $1,540 $2,388 Collective bargaining renewal $13,333 - $5,562 Labour arbitration (up to three days) $20,730 $19,000 $20,000 Real estate Residential real estate purchase (including mortgage) $1,172 $1,103 $983 Residential real estate sale (including mortgage) $935 $894 $827 Residential real estate sale and purchase (including mortgage) $1,901 $1,811 $1,722 Commercial property purchase (including mortgage) $3,251 $2,180 $2,891 Commercial property sale (including mortgage) $2,729 $1,847 $2,666 Commercial lease agreement $2,040 $1,579 $1,702 Wills and estates Simple will $531 $512 $503 Complex will (individual) $1,025 $949 $907 Complex will (couple) $1,184 $1,125 $1,045 Power of attorney (individual) $268 $275 $214 Power of attorney (couple) $309 $284 $322 Handling estate file (including probate) $3,431 $3,159 $3,270

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