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Irrelevant factors and other concerning trends in notice period cases

Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry B. Fisher is noticing some troubling trends in wrongful dismissal cases, he tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Neighbour disputes perfect for mediation

Courts are not the best place to settle   disputes between neighbours, says Toronto mediator and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose . Read more

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Signed, sealed, delivered, job’s yours

By Mitchell Rose “Like a fool I went and wrote it wrong, Read more

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Case conferences can lead to settlements under LAT system

Although recent changes to auto accident insurance benefits have eliminated the use of mandatory mediation, Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman tells Law Times he's   looking to other provisions that have the potential to achieve settlements without going   to a hearing under the new Licence Appeals Tribunal (LAT) system. Read more

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Fisher's Wrongful Dismissal Database quantifies case law

The question of determining reasonable notice in wrongful dismissal cases is often quite subjective, but an online database created and maintained by Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry B. Fisher allows lawyers to find a range of likely notice periods within seconds. Read more

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Adjusting parenting arrangements after a move

Custody disputes arising after one parent moves away can be some of the most “intractable” conflicts often leading to arbitration or litigation, says Oakville family lawyer and mediator Cathryn Paul . Read more

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Clear procedural order key to achieving arbitration objectives

Arbitration can serve as an effective alternative to timely and costly litigation, but employing case management before, during and at the conclusion of the process is key, Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman tells Law Times . Read more

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Karimjee to share mediation practice insights at OBA event

Toronto employment lawyer  Kumail Karimjee will share his insights and strategies on how to break into the mediation field and build a thriving practice at the upcoming ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution Program,’ presented by the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). Read more

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Think arbitration for commercial disputes: Rose

Many lawyers are too quick to default to the traditional court system when it comes to resolving clients’ disputes, Toronto settlement counsel and mediator  Mitchell Rose tells Law Times . Read more

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Litigation and settlement counsel a perfect pairing

Outsourcing settlement discussions to a dedicated lawyer can help litigators who feel talking resolution is a sign of weakness, says Toronto settlement counsel Mitchell Rose . Read more

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Fisher takes practical approach to employment mediations

When Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry Fisher began his career, his practice area was an emerging field. “When I started, it was still called ‘master and servant law,’” Fisher tells AdvocateDaily.com . “So that gives you some idea of how it has evolved.” Founder of Barry Fisher Arbitration & Mediation , his eponymous Toronto mediation and arbitration firm, Fisher hasn’t simply witnessed but has been an active player ... Read more

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No room for adversarial antics in ADR

There's a growing trend to include dispute resolution clauses in commercial contracts to avoid costly court battles to settle disputes, says Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman . Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) clauses, which give parties greater involvement in negotiating or mediating a resolution, are becoming more common in business contracts, he tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to suck

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Why living common-law is not the same as being married

It’s a familiar misconception that living together as common-law is the same as being married, but that’s not the case — particularly when dealing with property, says Oakville family lawyer and mediator  Cathryn Paul . While laws vary from province to province, couples in Ontario share the growth of the value of their assets over the course of their marriage, known as equalization of net family property, says Paul, who practices under  Cathryn L. Paul, ... Read more

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Problem-solver Rose finds his calling in mediation

Solving problems is a passion for Toronto lawyer and mediator Mitchell Rose . Read more

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Rose to co-chair OBA Institute ADR program

On Feb. 8, Toronto mediator, lawyer and settlement counsel Mitchell Rose  will co-chair the alternative dispute resolution program at the Ontario Bar Association's Institute 2017. Read more

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Huberman named commercial arbitrator of the year

The Lawyer International has selected Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman , a sole practitioner, as Canada’s Commercial Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in its 2016 Legal 100 awards. Read more

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Reasonableness rewarded in final offer arbitration

Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman  says final offer arbitration is a highly effective dispute resolution alternative that can potentially save companies millions of dollars. Read more

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Lost art of listening is essential to problem-solving

In a society obsessed with self-image and sharing on social media, many individuals have forgotten the simple act of listening, says Oakville family lawyer and mediator  Cathryn Paul . Read more

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Why the CJC should maintain the institution of Independent Counsel

By Earl Cherniak On Oct. 5, 2016, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) published proposals for reform of the judicial discipline process for federally appointed judges, responding to the Department of Justice paper on  Possibilities for Further Reform of the Federal Judicial Discipline Process , and the submissions that followed it. Read more

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