ADR Chambers Canada

Welcome to ADR Chambers. Our members are retired judges, experienced lawyers and other dispute resolution professionals dedicated to assisting the legal and business communities, both nationally and internationally, to resolve disputes in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

We are proud to say that cumulatively in 2013 and 2014 our neutrals conducted more than 23,000 mediations and received more than 17,000 arbitrations.

2014 was ADR Chambers' 20th Anniverary.  Thank you for your support.


Expedited Arbitration

ADR Chambers announces the launch of the brand new Expedited Arbitration Rules.

Expedited Arbitrations are fast and cheap.  And there’s no wiggle room.

There’s a fixed fee so parties know exactly what they’re paying.  The fee is $7,500 per party for everything including the arbitrator’s fees, the room rental fees and the administration fees.

There is a fixed time frame so parties know exactly how long the arbitration will take.  Arbitrations under the Expedited Arbitration Rules are concluded in under three months from the selection of the arbitrator to the written reasons.  Often faster. read on...

To see the new Expedited Arbitration Rules please click here.

To book an Expedited Arbitration please contact us.


eVideo Mediation

ADR Chambers is pleased to announce the launch of eVideo mediation. 

Not everyone involved in a dispute is in the same city. The cost and time of traveling out of town for a mediation can be a real impediment to scheduling and proceeding with a mediation.  Now there’s a solution. eVideo mediations allow parties and lawyers to have a mediation in real time where people are in different cities.

Participants can see each other online, hear each other, exchange documents and jointly draft settlement agreements. All you need is a computer. We take care of the rest.  read on...

Read a Lawyers Weekly article about eVideo Mediation.

ADR Chambers Named a Top Arbitration Chamber by Canadian Lawyer

In February 2013, Canadian Lawyer Magazine conducted a survey to determine the Top 10 Arbitration Chambers in Canada.
We are proud to announce that ADR Chambers has been selected as one of the Top 10 Arbitration Chambers.
Thank you very much for your continued support of ADR Chambers.  We will endeavour to continue to do all that we can to provide you, our clients, with the highest level of ADR service.


IIROC Arbitration Program - New Rules in effect January 14, 2011

The IIROC arbitration program provides IIROC Member firms and their clients in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest and Yukon Territories, and Nunavut with an effective alternative to litigation in resolving their disputes.

ADR Chambers is a national alternative dispute resolution organization, completely independent of IIROC, that has been engaged by IIROC to administer the arbitration program. IIROC Dealer Member Rule 37 requires Dealer Members to participate in arbitration proceedings should a client initiate them.  read on...

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Featured Member


The Honourable Michel Bastarache 

ADR Chambers is pleased to announce that Michel Bastarache has joined its mediation and arbitration panels.  He is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and a Companion of the Order of Canada.  His areas of expertise include insurance, commercial, employment, aboriginal, IP, libel, and public policy.  Michel is based in Ottawa.

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Through the Stitt Feld Handy Group, ADR Chambers offers alternative dispute resolution workshops, negotiation workshops and workshops on dealing with difficult people.  Please visit Stitt Feld Handy Group for more details.


    Negotiation Tip of the Month
    by Allan Stitt

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Mediators and Arbitrators for FSCO cases assigned to ADR Chambers