Arbitration, Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
For many disputes, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, including arbitration and mediation, are the preferred path to resolution. These non-judicial mechanisms are popular for several reasons: they are more private, cost-effective, and time-efficient than traditional court proceedings and litigation. ADR can also be helpful in maintaining or strengthening important business relationships. Mediation in particular, as a less adversarial option, is beneficial when there needs to be an ongoing relationship between parties.
Exceptional bench strength sets us apart.
Dispute resolution has been a focus of McLennan Ross for decades. We manage complex matters through all levels of the ADR process. Our team includes lawyers who also serve as experienced arbitrators and mediators in all types of disputes.
The McLennan Ross team is comprised of experienced legal professionals with distinguished and strong reputations in their respective practice areas. Whether it is court-mandated or voluntary, our lawyers facilitate the settlement of a wide array of civil and commercial disputes, including construction, corporate, commercial, shareholder, partnership, and joint venture matters insurance, property damage and personal injury claims, technology and intellectual property, product liability, real estate, condominium and commercial leasing.
We also handle complex class actions with multiparty mediation processes. Our extensive experience covers oil and gas and other energy disputes, fire and property losses, environmental issues, professional negligence, and constitutional and Indigenous law matters.
Finding common ground.
We apply our strong communication skills to clarify the concerns, interests, and issues of all parties. We believe that conflicts often conceal common ground and we aim to balance interests, taking the varying wishes of different stakeholders into account. We know that context matters and that an independent legal perspective can make a positive difference.
Contact us today for any assistance or questions about resolving a dispute. We’re always ready to help.
Our experience includes:
- Neutral evaluation
- Settlement conferences
General Teamsters, Local Union No. 362 v Rolling Mix Concrete (Edmonton) Ltd., 2021 CanLII 95120 (AB LRB)
Roberts v CNRL, Board File OHS2017-1
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local Union No. 720 v Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc., 2019 CanLII 43022 (AB LRB)