LEGAL RESEARCH (LITIGATION)

Understanding the law (in the context of a specific set of facts) is vital. These are the building blocks of your entire case. Our results are delivered to you by way of a formal, polished, and comprehensive written document called a Legal Memorandum.

Finding the Answers

How We
Can Help

It’s simple.  If there’s a legal matter that (i) is complex, and/or (ii) you don’t have time to attend to, and/or (iii) requires a quick turnaround to understand the law in the context of a specific set of facts, we can help. 

First, we’ll conduct an intake interview with you to determine the legal question(s) that you’re looking to have answered.  Next, depending on the prospective work involved and your requested deadline, we’ll provide you with a quote based on one of the below Tiers (even if the research takes us longer than the time we initially estimate it’ll take us, you will only pay the quoted Tier price, below). 

You then decide if you want to retain us (or not).  If you wish to retain us, we’ll send you a formal retainer agreement and, at that point, obtain the various parties’ information in order to run a conflict-check.  Once the retainer agreement is signed and the conflict-check is clear, we’ll get to work.  Results of our legal research will be delivered to you as a Legal Memorandum.

If only people who are ideologically committed to a particular outcome argued to the courts, the law would be worse off.

- Charles Fried

Legal Research (Litigation) Areas of Law

  • Business Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Employment Law

  • Insurance Law

  • Tort Law

  • Environmental Law

  • Civil Practice and Procedure

  • Construction Law

  • Estates and Trusts Law

  • Municipal and Planning Law

  • Property Law

  • Ask us if an area of law isn't listed above

tier 1

$650flat fee (+HST)

Minor Research

  • Minor research ranging from 3.1 - 5.0 hours of time.

  • If research is estimated to take less than 3.1 hours of time, a flat fee of $300 (+HST) will be charged

  • Results delivered in the format of a Legal Memorandum, typically within 7 days from the time retainer is signed

  • Extra fees for time-sensitive requests

tier 2

$910flat fee (+HST)

Moderate Research

  • Moderate research ranging from 5.1 - 7.0 hours of time.

  • Results delivered in the format of a Legal Memorandum, typically within 7 days from the time retainer is signed

  • Extra fees for time-sensitive requests

tier 3

$1,300flat fee (+HST)

Complex Research

  • Complex research ranging from 7.1 - 10.0 hours of time.

  • If research is estimated to take more than 10.0 hours of time, the initial flat fee of $1,300 (+HST) will be charged for the first 10.0 hours, and an hourly fee of $200/hour (+HST) will be charged for time beyond the 10.0 hours

  • Results delivered in the format of a Legal Memorandum, typically within 7 days from the time retainer is signed

  • Extra fees for time-sensitive requests