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Hourly Rate for Self-Represented Parties

In Rubner v. Waddington McLean & Co. Limited, 2020 ONSC 692, Justice Myers allowed a successful self-represented plaintiff to recover costs in the amount of $100 per hour.

Justice Myers indicated that the plaintiff is entitled to compensation for time that would otherwise have been spent by a lawyer.

The hourly rate was consistent with previous decisions which indicated that $100 per hour is reasonable for a well-prepared and well-organized self-represented litigant.