Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is particularly effective in cases where the parties want to preserve or restore continuing business or personal relationships. ADR mechanisms are also attractive in many cases as they are quick, cost-effective, flexible and confidential.

Lawyers in our ADR group act as arbitrators, arbitration panel members, mediators, hearing officers and counsel on disciplinary hearings, chairs of statutory hearing panels, and chairs of quasi-judicial tribunals. We have experience in all manners of dispute resolution processes including arbitration, mediation, conciliation and negotiation, and we have used these processes in a broad spectrum of industries and sectors.

We belong to numerous associations relating to both arbitration and mediation including:

  • Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society
  • ADR Institute of Canada Inc.
  • Canadian Industrial Relations Association
  • Canadian Petroleum
  • International Bar Association
  • LCIA Arbitration International

Lawyers in our ADR group are approved to act as arbitrators and mediators for a number of panels and dispute resolution providers including:

  • Edmonton Construction Association
  • Alberta Labour
  • Alberta New Home Warranty Program
  • Domestic Commercial Arbitration Panel, British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
  • Sahtu Dene and Métis Land Claim Agreement Arbitration Panel
  • FirstBank (Bank of Montreal) Mediation Process
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan
  • Labour Canada
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Comisión Arbitral Permanente, Monterrey, México