Making Lemonade Out of Lemons
Failed Mediations – Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

There is a common view that when mediation produces a settlement, it has been successful and, conversely, where mediation fails to produce a settlement, it has been a failure. Needless to say, mediators, us included, would prefer not to characterize a mediation which does not...

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Five Things You Need to Know About Mediation

Mediation is a very complex and dynamic process. That said, I have tried to set out my thoughts on five things you need to know and consider as you prepare for and conduct a mediation.  Mediation is an Opportunity Mediation has been defined by some as...

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Roster Mediator

When you hire a roster mediator or have a roster mediator appointed, there is significant variability in relation to the mediator’s knowledge, experience and training. Roster mediators may be new to the market or they may be veterans in the marketplace. Can the mediator get...

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Changes to Statutory Accident Benefits Effective June 1, 2016

In an effort to reduce standard insurance premiums, Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) have changed. To this end, policies renewed on or after June 1, 2016 are subject to new accident benefits maximums, while policies renewed before are subject to the old maximums. Accident benefits are...

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts For Effective Mediation

In some judicial venues in Ontario [Toronto, Windsor and Ottawa], the parties must mediate in advance of the pre-trial conference. In all other jurisdictions, mediation is optional. 1. Don’t Mediate as a Matter of Course Direct settlement negotiations should always be thoroughly considered before proceeding to mediation. Mediation...