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Expedited arbitrations offer time and cost-efficient solution to disputes

Written by: Mallory Hendry ADR Chambers’ Tanya Goldberg says more familiarity with the process is needed www.canadianlawyermag.com June 1, 2021 It’s no secret that traditional litigation is a costly and, especially in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, much-delayed process. For lawyers whose clients want a fast and low-cost solution to their dispute, a good […]

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A “Failed” Mediation

by Allan J. Stitt ADR Chambers Mediator and Arbitrator President of ADR Chambers and Stitt Feld Handy Group   I suspect that this article is not about what you think.  It is becoming common for people to refer to a mediation that doesn’t result in settlement as a “failed mediation”.  I would like to suggest […]

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Advanced Procedures for Mediation and Arbitration of Franchise Disputes to Save Time, Costs and Disruption

Written for The Franchise Voice, spring 2020 edition, a magazine published by the Canadian Franchise Association By Frank Zaid. Franchisors and franchisees and their legal counsel concerned about the costs and delays in litigating disputes through the traditional court process are increasingly looking to alternate dispute resolution (“ADR”) including mediation and arbitration. And in these […]

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How to keep your law practice going during Covid-19

Every area of business is having difficulties during Covid-19 and the legal industry is no exception. With regular court operations and limitation periods suspended, there will be challenges in moving files along. It is critical while social distancing to move legal services online as much as possible in order to keep the legal system moving. […]

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Ontario school strike: What does a mediator do?

Mediator and Negotiations Specialist Allan Stitt explains the role of a mediator in the ongoing Ontario school strikes. Watch the video on the Global News website: GlobalNews  

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Q & A with Frank Zaid: Resolving franchise disputes through mediation

By Frank Zaid (link to https://adrchambers.com/neutral/frank-zaid/) www.franchiseinfor.ca July 10, 2012   Q: Are we more likely, today and in the future, to see attempts to resolve franchise disputes through mediation or arbitration? A: Absolutely, yes. There are many factors behind this trend, including franchise legislation, judicial decisions, industry guidelines and the franchise media. The franchise relationship is […]

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Faster, cheaper with less process: Top 10 Arbitration Chambers

by Aidan Macnab Canadian Lawyer magazine 13 May 2019 Though he enjoyed his work as a commercial litigator, Allan Stitt found clients were rarely satisfied with the results. If they won – well, big deal, it was inevitable anyway. And if they lost, they felt betrayed. Litigation wasn’t appearing, to him, an effective path to […]

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Q&A with Frank Zaid: Automotive franchises

By Frank Zaid www.franchiseinfo.ca November 14, 2014 Q: In legislative terms, are motor vehicle dealerships considered franchises and, as a consequence, how have courts dealt with disputes between vehicle manufacturers and dealers? A: The courts have now fairly clearly established that motor vehicle dealerships—whether representing domestic or foreign manufacturers—are considered franchises under various provinces’ franchise legislation. As such, […]

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The Value of Mentorship, Part 2: Shaping the Next Generation of Professional Mediators

By: Alicia Kuin (IAM Fellow) Jun 6, 2019 As indicated in The Value of Mentorship, Part 1: Reflections on My Journey from IAM Mentee to IAM Fellow , IAM mentorship has been the defining professional experience in Alicia’s path to becoming a successful professional mediator. Her experience shows that the IAM’s mentorship program can be more […]

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The Value of Mentorship, Part 1: Reflections on My Journey from IAM Mentee to IAM Fellow

By: Alicia Kuin (IAM Fellow) May 23, 2019 At the 2013 IAM Conference in Toronto, the IAM launched a mentorship program and inducted me as one of the organization’s first mentees. This was a pivotal moment in my mediation career, and I want to share with you why. As a young mediator, this conference exposed me to mediation […]

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