Canada: Mediation 2018

This year’s research highlights 30 highly accomplished mediators for their experience assisting clients resolve sensitive and business-critical disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Allan J Stitt ADR Chambers, Toronto
2. Cliff Hendler ADR Chambers, Toronto
3. Duncan W Glaholt Glaholt LLP, Toronto

ADR Chambers sees two highly regarded mediators listed here.
Allan Stitt draws praise for his excellent communication and negotiation skills. Clients say, “He efficiently cuts to the essence of a matter and helps parties get to that realisation as early as possible.”
Cliff Hendler is widely endorsed as “a leader in the field” in Canada. He is a prominent figure who stands out for his expert handling of sensitive disputes.

Arbitration Place is home to two skilled dispute resolution experts.
Warren Winkler QC is a former judge and distinguished mediator. His practice spans a range of corporate, labour and restructuring matters and he is considered a go-to practitioner for alternative dispute resolution.
John Judge enjoys an “excellent” reputation for his first-class mediation practice. He is regularly engaged in cross-border disputes and is a well-known expert in energy and construction-related matters.

At construction law firm Glaholt, founding partner Duncan Glaholt is a well-known expert in complex dispute resolution. He is a highly regarded mediator and is regularly engaged in energy and infrastructure disputes.

George Adams QC of Adams ADR Services is widely endorsed as a leading name in the Canadian mediation market. He is “highly experienced counsel” and is known for his expert handling of high-stakes conflicts.

At Amicus Chambers, Colin Campbell QC enjoys an excellent reputation for his stellar mediation practice. He draws on 15 years’ experience as a judge and is well known for his expertise in complex civil law disputes.

At Global Resolutions Paul Torrie stands out for his vast expertise in commercial and shareholder disputes as well as his experience spanning the insurance, real estate and consumer product sectors.

Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber is home to Stanley Naftolin QC JD CS, “a natural resolver with a disarming personality” who is held in high esteem for his extensive expertise in the construction sector.

The “excellent” Gerald Ghikas QC at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers possesses wide-ranging experience in high-value commercial disputes.

John Marshall QC at John J Marshall, QC Professional Corporation is well known for his work on complex Canadian and cross-border disputes and stands out for his extensive expertise in the energy sector.

Beard Winter's Paul Iacono QC is a well-recognised mediator who is highly visible in the Canadian market. He has encyclopaedic knowledge of insurance law and is a go-to mediator for related disputes.

Harvey Kirsh of Kirsh Construction ADR Services is skilled in resolving complex construction disputes and impresses peers with his 40 years’ experience in dispute resolution. 

At Cornish Marbolis Boyd Mediation & Arbitration, Barbara Cornish stands out for her expertise in insurance and employment disputes. She is “certainly an excellent mediator”, say peers.

Jeffrey Hand at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel draws praise as “a great disputes lawyer”. He deploys extensive experience advising complex commercial and construction disputes.

At Cinergy in Toronto, Cinnie Noble is endorsed as “an excellent mediator” and is highlighted for her impressive conflict management abilities. 

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