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Canada: Mediation 2016

A total of 29 individuals are recognised for their expertise acting as mediators in commercial mediations. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
George Adams QC Adams ADR Services, Toronto
Allan Stitt ADR Chambers, Toronto
Duncan Glaholt Glaholt, Toronto
Cliff Hendler ADR Chambers, Toronto

 Several leading mediators are recognised from ADR Chambers. President Allan Stitt has “a world-class reputation” and leads our research with universal endorsements. Cliff Hendler is “a major player” having been retained in over 3,000 matters covering insurance, professional malpractice, class actions, defamation and workplace disputes.

Two names are recommended from Arbitration Place in Toronto. Warren Winkler QC has a very prominent standing and is particularly well regarded in labour-related disputes. John Judge is also highly recommended on the basis of his expertise and experience in a wide range of shareholder, corporate, commercial, banking, insurance and insolvency disputes.

At Singleton Urquhart, two mediators stand out. Barbara Cornish earns high praise with one client stating, “I would recommend her to anyone on any occasion.” The “top-notch” Jeffrey Hand is particularly experienced in construction and professional liability.

At his own firm, Duncan Glaholt is “the outstanding choice” for construction matters across the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.

At Adams ADR Services, George Adams QC is deemed to be “at the top of the market” by one peer, while another adds that he has “the leading commercial mediation practice bar none”.

Woods’ Stephen Drymer has significant experience handling a wide range of complex commercial disputes. He has “a distinguished reputation” and has “built a great practice”, according to respondents.

Brian Wheatley QC at Coe ADR Management is extensively experienced and highly in demand by parties due to his excellent reputation.

Joel Richler at Bay Street Chambers is one of Canada’s most experienced and best-known mediators, with more than 35 years of experience in commercial disputes in Canada and worldwide.

At Global Resolutions, firm president Paul Torrie possesses “deep and broad expertise” in alternative dispute resolution. He frequently mediates on diverse matters across sectors such as healthcare, insurance and personal injury.

Harvey Kirsh at Glaholt is a construction expert with over 40 years’ experience in the area. He regularly mediates disputes involving a wide range of projects.

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