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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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Rose to present at OBA Mediation Bootcamp

Toronto mediator and settlement counsel  Mitchell Rose will share his insights and provide practical advice at an upcoming Ontario Bar Association's Mediation ... Read more

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Family feuds: property and finances

In the final instalment of a three-part series exploring the issues and dynamics of civil claims outside of the area of family law, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel ... Read more

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OCA says U.S. rabbinical court’s decision is binding

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision is relevant to courts around the world that use Model Law , Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin ... Read more

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Issue over doctor's notes among 'worst' trial experiences: Cherniak

The confusion that arose over the handwritten notes of a family doctor during a trial in the late 1970s remains one of the “worst” experiences Toronto lawyer and ... Read more

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Face-to-face first meetings vital in legal matters

Lawyers should meet with their clients in person to determine the true issues of a file, says Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator  Barry B. Fisher . "There's ... Read more

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Family feuds: business

In the second instalment of a three-part series exploring the issues and dynamics of civil claims outside of the area of family law, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel ... Read more

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ADR and family law 'a match made in heaven'

Parties to family law conflicts can save time and money by using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) appropriately, Toronto mediator and arbitrator  Marvin Huberman ... Read more

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'Good old days' bring nostalgia, but practice of law better in 2018

While some may refer to the legal profession of the 1960s and 70s as the “good old days,” the changes that have taken place since that time have led to an ... Read more

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The costs of refusing mediation

By Mitchell Rose A  recent Ontario Court decision  demonstrates why refusing to participate in mediation in a civil proceeding, where mediation is not mandatory, ... Read more

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Family feuds: wills and estates

In the first instalment of a three-part series exploring the issues and dynamics of civil claims outside of the area of family law, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel ... Read more

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Morrow reflects on tenure as LSO's Complaints Resolution Commissioner

Reflecting on the past four years as the Law Society of Ontario's (LSO) independent Complaints Resolution Commissioner, Toronto mediator and arbitrator Bernard ... Read more

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Top 15 pitfalls in arbitration clauses

The legal environment has never been more favourable to parties who wish to settle their disputes by arbitration, Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin ... Read more

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Parties can experience 'mediation chill' when disclosing offers

If there’s a fear at mediation that the process may not result in a resolution, a party may be reluctant to present a best and final offer because, if it’s rejected, ... Read more

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Equal pay for equal work in Ontario workplaces

By Mitchell Rose Spring brings further changes to provincially regulated Ontario workplaces. These latest changes arise from last November when the Legislature passed ... Read more

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It's time to expand mandatory mediation in civil litigation

After almost 20 years operating in just three jurisdictions, it’s time to expand Ontario’s mandatory mediation program across the province, Toronto mediator Victoria ... Read more

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Historic tree dispute invites mediated solution

A disagreement over the future of a historic tree is the type of neighbourhood dispute that is ideal for multiparty mediation, Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell ... Read more

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Mediators craft more than simple monetary solutions

Employment law disputes often require a mediator who can broaden the range of available tools in order to move towards a resolution, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator ... Read more

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