Construction Law / Alternative Dispute Resolution: Creative Approaches to the Arbitration of Construction Disputes (In-Person)

May 8, 2012
Toronto ON

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Program Details
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Agenda: 5:30 pm Registration and Cash Bar | 6:00 pm Dinner | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentations followed by Q & A period
Location: The Conference Centre at the OBA | 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

Arbitration is NOT intended to be litigation in a boardroom!

Arbitration is included under the rubric of alternative dispute resolution, because it is supposed to be an alternative to litigation.  Yet parties and arbitrators are often inclined to conduct arbitrations as if they were taking place in the courtroom.  When this happens, most of the benefits that arbitration has to offer are lost, and the parties would have been better off using the adjudicative system provided by the courts at no cost.  During this session, we will explore a variety of unorthodox approaches to arbitration that take advantage of the creativity and flexibility that this form of dispute resolution has to offer.  The presentation will include a review of actual methodologies employed by the speakers to facilitate the parties' requirement for a just resolution of a dispute in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Anne Gottlieb, Mediation at Work Ltd.
Karen Groulx, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP

David Bristow,  Q.C., Team Resolution Mediation & Arbitration
Stephen Morrison, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


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