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Marchetti: collaborative approach gives parties more control

Toronto family lawyer Christine Marchetti says her long-standing interest in non-litigation-based approaches was the impetus behind her recent collaborative training. ... Read more

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Settlement not the sole indicator of a successful mediation

Cooling-off periods and interim agreements can help parties consolidate gains made in mediation, even if the session did not result in a settlement, Toronto mediator  Bernard ... Read more

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Rose creates CPD program to address mediation advocacy

Inspired by his passion for writing and speaking on the topic of mediation advocacy, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose has created an innovative and ... Read more

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New centre dealing with cannabis-related disputes

The recently launched Canadian Cannabis Dispute Resolution Centre  is an "excellent way" to confidentially resolve disputes involving cannabis without attracting the ... Read more

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Internal war at Court of Appeal breeds termination clause uncertainty

Two warring interpretive approaches to employment contracts are driving an inconsistency in the treatment of termination clauses by the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA), Toronto ... Read more

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Arbitration helps level the playing field: Romero

Using arbitration to resolve disputes — whether among individuals or nations — is an important way to ensure issues are handled efficiently, fairly and quickly, says ... Read more

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Benefits to hiring an out-of-town mediator: Rose

Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose regularly travels throughout Southern Ontario to provide cost-effective mediation services, and says there are advantages ... Read more

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Tailor ADR clauses to match needs of parties to commercial contracts

In the final instalment of  a two-part  series on ADR trends, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin offers guidance on how to craft effective ADR ... Read more

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Family-run companies can be crippled by old conflicts

Personal histories add layers to legal disputes in family-run businesses, Toronto mediator  Bernard Morrow  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . The Globe and Mail ... Read more

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After-hours mediation provides fewer distractions, more flexibility

If mediation is touted as a fast, effective and creative alternative to litigation, it shouldn’t continue to be confined to court hours, Toronto mediator and ... Read more

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Arbitration underutilized in employment law: Rudner

Arbitration gives the parties to an employment dispute the chance to create their own specialized court, employment lawyer, mediator and arbitrator  Stuart Rudner ... Read more

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Pot law changes prompt dispute resolution service

Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman has helped launch the Canadian Cannabis Dispute Resolution Centre to advise clients of their rights and ... Read more

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Cost-effective nature of ADR appeals to commercial parties

In part one of a two-part series on ADR trends, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin   discusses the benefits of resolving commercial conflicts using ... Read more

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A new twist on resolving employment disputes

Using an expedited process of mediation and arbitration is trimming time and money from the typically drawn-out process of settling disputes between employers and fired employees, ... Read more

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ADR’s full potential yet to be realized: Huberman

The key to success of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is in its flexibility and adaptability to a variety of situations, Toronto litigator and commercial ... Read more

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The riveting conclusion to ‘should mediators work on contingency?’

By Mitchell Rose Welcome to the riveting conclusion of last week’s post, entitled  should mediators work on contingency?  I appreciate the ... Read more

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A failure to mediate can be costly: Romero

A recent Ontario Superior Court ruling is a cautionary tale that a defendant's refusal to mediate could increase the award, says Toronto arbitrator and mediator ... Read more

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Choice of mediator critical to dispute resolution

By Peter Israel Whether as a result of Ontario’s mandatory mediation program or — as I’d like to believe — the growing appreciation of the ... Read more

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Appeal court sides with Huberman in landmark commercial arbitration case

The impact of a landmark Ontario Court of Appeal decision on the enforceability of arbitral awards could ripple around the world, says Toronto lawyer and arbitrator  Marvin ... Read more

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Should mediators work on contingency?

By Mitchell Rose Recently, someone asked me if mediators ever work on contingency. The question took me by surprise. To me, the answer seemed obvious, and so I replied: ... Read more

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