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Arbitration clauses aren’t ‘one-size-fits-all,’ says ADR Chambers’ Barry Arbus subheading: Overall, lawyers need to be as specific as possible when drafting clauses

Written by Mallory Hendry, Canadian Lawyer Magazine   Ten years ago nobody thought about arbitration as an option for commercial disputes — people ran to court. But between ongoing backlogs in the court system, incredible cost savings and now the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, arbitration’s already increasing popularity has reached new heights.  Barry Arbus […]

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Host of recent decisions bolster Canada’s reputation as arbitration-friendly jurisdiction subheading: Though cases are fact-specific, a common thread is the judiciary’s reluctance to intervene

Written by Mallory Hendry, Canadian Lawyer Magazine   When it comes to judicial intervention in arbitration, there’s a lot going on these days says Barry Arbus , mediator and arbitrator at ADR Chambers.  One of the main problems Arbus has been seeing lately is the venue that the dispute will be heard in. People don’t […]

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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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Allan Stitt discusses the future of dispute resolution in the construction industry.

“The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law”Keynote Address: Allan J. Stitt, President & CEO ADR Chambers – “The Future of Dispute Resolution in Construction” – Top mediator and arbitrator, Allan Stitt, spins his unique perspective on dispute resolution and what the future may hold.

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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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ADR Chambers now offers online video mediations and arbitrations

Video conference mediations allow participants to log into the ADR Chambers platform from anywhere in the world. Everyone can see and hear each other online, have private caucuses in virtual private rooms, review and edit documents, and collaborate on a settlement agreement. During video conference arbitrations, parties can present witnesses. There can be up to […]

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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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Louie Reznick discusses his mediation style

Louie has expertise in personal injury law, negligence insurance law and contractual disputes. He has experience handling difficult cases and demanding clients, and knows how to bring matters to resolution. View his bio here.

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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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