Mediator Profile

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Clarence Bennett, K.C.

Stewart McKelvey
Suite 1000, Brunswick House 44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, New Brunswick   E2L 2A9

506.652.1989 (fax)
Degrees/Designations - 2021 Harvard, Mediating Disputes; 2008, Osgoode Hall LLM, 2004, University of New Brunswick, LL.B.
Practice Areas - Construction, Employment, Human Rights and Labour
Practice Description - Employment and human rights lawyer, workplace investigator and mediator who works with a broad variety of clients spanning both public and private sectors including: crown corporations, colleges and universities, municipalities, banks, airports, manufacturing, trucking, construction and IT.
Background - Chambers and PartnBest Lawyers 2022 Labour and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Saint John
Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (Labor and employment)
Best Lawyers: Labour and Employment Law, 2015 – 2022
Lexpert rating: Workplace Human Rights
Lexpert® Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40, 2018ers Canada 2022, 2023 Employment & Labour – Atlantic Canada, Band 1 lawyer
Fees - Mediations are typically billed on a full day or half day flat fee basis. $4500 full day; $2500 half day.

The full day flat fee covers all preparation and a seven hour session (usually 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM). The half day flat fee covers all preparation and a three hour session (usually 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM).

These fees include case administration, pre-mediation preparation and consultation, travel time, and reporting. Facilities costs, when required, are in addition to the foregoing fees. HST is charged as required.

There is no cancellation fee if notice is received at least ten business days in advance of the scheduled commencement of the mediation. There is a cancellation fee of one half the flat fee when there is less than 10 business days’ notice.

In all cases, the parties will be responsible for any non-refundable disbursements incurred.

The mediator’s invoice will be split between the parties to the dispute, unless there is an agreement in writing specifying a different allocation of the fees and disbursements.