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Q&A With Frank Zaid: Mistakes to Avoid in Franchising

By Frank Zaid www.franchiseinfo.ca November 6th, 2017 Q: What common mistakes do you see in franchising and how can they be avoided? A: I have been involved in franchising in many capacities for nearly 45 years, as a lawyer, a mediator, an ombudsman, an arbitrator, an expert witness, an investor and a member of franchisors’ […]

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Q&A with Frank Zaid: Issues Regarding Intellectual Property

By Frank Zaid www.franchiseinfo.ca April 18, 2017 Q: What issues are being raised in today’s Canadian franchise agreements and disclosure documents with regard to intellectual property? Historically, the term ‘intellectual property’ referred to statutory patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights. With the fast-changing world of the Internet and social media, however, the term has become […]

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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 (including […]

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Kitchener to use Toronto firm for integrity commissioner services

By Catherine Thompson therecord.com June 13, 2016 KITCHENER — Kitchener will pay a Toronto firm $250 an hour to advise councillors on the municipal Code of Conduct. Councillors voted Monday to appoint ADR Chambers, a dispute resolution firm, to provide integrity commissioner services for the next three years, replacing London, Ont., lawyer Greg Levine, who […]

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ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office Approved as an External Complaints Body for Banks by Government

On Friday, June 5, the Canadian Minister of Finance, pursuant to s. 455.01(1) of the Bank Act, approved ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office (ADRBO) as an external complaints body for banking complaints. ADRBO has investigated consumer disputes against banks since 2008 and currently investigates disputes about services provided by the Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group […]

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IIROC Arbitration Program

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 […]

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Flat-rate, speedy rulings save time and money

ADR Chambers Inc. has launched a new, flate-rate package for companies looking for a fast resolution to a business dispute. For $6,000, companies or individuals who agree to an undergo an expedited arbitration can get their disputes heard and ruled on by former judges or senior lawyers within a 2.5-month time frame, explains Allan Stitt, […]

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DRS and ADR Chambers joining forces

ADR Chambers and DRS Dispute Resolution Services are extremely pleased to announce that they have joined forces to produce the new Canadian leader in ADR. The new firm will offer the profession’s most complete set of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes including mediation, arbitration and ADR training services, with a commitment to serving clients with the […]

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Seven Ways To Say No

By Paul Godin At times, life (or other people) can present us with hard choices and we may have to say no to someone. If what is being offered is worse than our Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA- our plan B essentially), then we should say no and go with our plan B. […]

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Negotiation Tips

Power is an interesting concept as it relates to negotiation. We all have a sense of what power is, but usually from examples we can think of rather than because we know the definition. In fact, if asked for a definition of power in negotiation, we probably struggle, and prefer to just give examples of […]

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