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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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Richard Krempulec discusses his mediation style

Richard is a mediator and arbitrator with over 10 years experience. He has mediated a wide range of disputes including claims arising out of the performance of services, supplying products, personal and professional negligence, compensation for damages, insurance coverage, dealership obligations, and motor vehicle accidents. View his bio here.

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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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ADR Chambers named as Authorized Nominating Authority by Ministry of Attorney General – July 18, 2019

ADR Chambers named as Authorized Nominating Authority by Ministry of Attorney General – July 18, 2019 Originally published by the Ministry of the Attorney General TORONTO — Today, Attorney General Doug Downey announced an essential next step to the full implementation of a first-in-Canada prompt payment regime to support jobs and growth in the construction […]

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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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