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 is now requesting comments from the Bar on the Tariff of Recoverable Fees, and on a related issue with respect to charging contingency fees on disbursements. Submissions are requested by September 30, 2013, and should be sent to:, or Barb Turner, Q.C., Secretary, Rules of Court Committee, 9833 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8. The Bar is invited to comment on any aspect of the Schedule, although the linked discussion document is intended to highlight some of the issues identified to date.