Academy Member Inducted 2022Map & Directions
Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration
Other ADR Services: Facilitation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial
- Practice Commenced: 2006
- Total Mediations (as of Dec 2022): 2500
- Total Arbitrations (as of Dec 2022): 30
Rohan G. Bansie B.A., M.Ed., LL.B./J.D
Rohan is an arbitrator, mediator, lawyer, and Deputy Judge. He is the principal of the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) company, Bansie Dispute Resolution Services Inc. (BDRS).
As a lawyer with 25 years experience representing individual and institutional clients, he has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal. In addition to his litigation experience, Rohan also represented athletes, artists and organizations in contract negotiations. In 2007, Rohan was appointed Deputy Judge of the Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court.
Rohan is a trained and experienced arbitrator and mediator who has been assisting clients and corporations with dispute resolution issues since 1986. Initially his services were performed on a consulting basis, but while practicing law he decided to incorporate arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution services into the scope of his professional repertoire.
Additionally, Rohan is an experienced teacher, management consultant and businessperson with decades of sales, management and facilitation experience, together with advising and working in consultation with senior management of several organizations regarding general, sensitive and complex issues as they relate to technology, change management, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate objectives and general management. As a facilitator Rohan has guided and controlled corporate and organizational proceedings and events in order to assist groups in working together toward desired outcomes.
He is a former competitive athlete, and together with his University of Ottawa Law degree, also holds degrees in Education and Philosophy from Concordia University, and a Masters of Education degree from the University of Ottawa.
Passionate about helping others to maximize their potential, Rohan continues to be active in community life through his dedication to coaching, mentoring and counselling.
In 2014 Rohan’s book, Eloquence: Public Speaking Skills for Lawyers and Other Professionals was published.
- Arts & Fashion Sector
- Banking & Finance
- Business Dissolution
- Community Associations
- Consumer Rights
- Contract Disputes
- Cross Cultural
- Estates & Trusts
- Family Businesses
- Human Rights Act
- Information Technology
- Legal Malpractice
- Libel & Slander
- Media & Communications
- Medical Devices
- Medical Malpractice
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Mortgage Foreclosure
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Professional Fees
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
- Real Estate
- Shareholder Disputes
- Venture Capital
- Workplace Rights
- Wrongful Death
- Wrongful Dismissal
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
- 1995 Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor (LL.B., J.D.)
- 1988 Master in Education (M.Ed.) (Educational Psychology)
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
- 1985 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Philosophy)
- 1984 Certificate (in Adult Education)
Memberships & Affiliations
- Law Society of Ontario
- County of Carleton Law Association
- Ontario Deputy Judges Association
- Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
- Canadian Bar Association
- Association of Workplace Investigators.
Please refer to www.bdrs.ca/rates-cancellations/
Mediation rates/fees are as follows:
- Half day (½) (initial 3 hours) – $1,500.00 plus HST;
- Full day (booked as such) – $2,000.00 plus HST.
In the event that a half-day mediation session extends beyond three hours, with the consent of all parties, the hourly rate charged is $400.00 for each additional hour or part thereof, to the full-day maximum of $2,000.00.
Half-day mediations conducted at a location which requires 1.5 hours or greater in travel time from Ottawa, Ontario, are charged the full-day rate as set out above ($2,000.00 plus HST).
Family Law Mediation Rates
Family Law mediations will be booked on a daily basis and charged a daily rate/fee of $3,000.00 which is inclusive of preparation and travel times. Each mediation day will consist of 6 hours. In the event that a mediation session extends beyond 1 day, with the consent of all parties, the hourly rate charged is $400.00 for each additional hour or part thereof,
Arbitrations are charged a daily rate/fee as follows:
- Within Eastern Ontario – $3,000.00 plus HST;
- Outside of Eastern Ontario, but within domestic Canada – $6,000.00 plus HST;
- International (outside of Canada) – $10,000.00 plus HST.
Fees are inclusive of preparation, travel and decision writing times. There will be 6 hours of hearing time for each hearing day.
If a mediation is cancelled less than ten (10) working/business days before its scheduled date, one half of the ½ day rate of $1,500.00, plus HST, will be charged. In the event of a full day mediation being booked and cancelled as stated, then the ½ day rate of $1,500.00, plus HST, will be charged. The cancellation fee will be divided among the parties, unless the Mediator is advised as to who will be paying the cancellation fee.
If a Family Law mediation is cancelled less than ten (10) working/business days before its scheduled start date, one half (50%) of the rate/fee for the time booked, plus HST, will be charged. The cancellation fee will be divided among the parties, unless the Mediator is advised as to who will be paying the cancellation fee.
If an arbitration is cancelled less than fifteen (15) working/business days before its scheduled start date, one half (50%) of the rate/fee for the time booked, plus HST, will be charged. The cancellation fee will be divided among the parties, unless the Arbitrator is advised as to who will be paying the cancellation fee.
Unless otherwise directed from counsel, the parties personally, and the solicitors acting for them, jointly and severally agree to pay Bansie Dispute Resolution Services Inc.’s (BDRS) fees. BDRS’s account shall be rendered to the parties forthwith after the completed event and shall be payable within 30 days of receipt. Interest will thereafter accrue at the rate set out under the Solicitors’ Act.