We have earned a reputation for excellence in arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
With court processes increasingly plagued by delay and uncertain timing, arbitration and ADR are increasingly attractive to clients who need efficient and cost-effective resolutions. As arbitration and ADR grows, we have maintained and invested in our leadership position as practitioners across the province.
We handle a wide spectrum of disputes within the ADR framework, including corporate and commercial disputes, real estate and construction cases, employment disputes and law family matters, to name a few. Our ADR expertise encompasses not only arbitration and mediation, but also negotiation, conciliation, and collaborative law, making us well-equipped to shape the procedural aspects of our cases in the ways that best benefit our clients.
Our firm particularly excels in arbitration, a structured process where a neutral third party (or panel of third parties) makes a binding decision after considering evidence and arguments presented by the disputing parties. Our lawyers have deep experience in both domestic and international arbitration, pursuant to various arbitration rules and institutions.
In addition to acting as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, our partner Yarden Gershony regularly serves as arbitrator in cases throughout the province. Yarden is an accepted arbitrator with the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC, expedited procedures), and sits as a director of VanIAC as well.
In the realm of mediation, we have considerable experience working with mediators, and we are proficient at facilitating dialogue between disputing parties to achieve the best results for our clients. Our lawyers are trained in advanced mediation techniques, and we are adept at navigating sensitive issues, diffusing conflict, and guiding parties toward a consensus.
We also excel in negotiation, a cornerstone of our ADR practice. Whether in a formal setting or behind the scenes, our attorneys are skilled at devising negotiation strategies, identifying common ground, and securing beneficial outcomes for our clients.
Our expertise extends to other forms of ADR like conciliation, which involves a third party helping disputing parties to resolve their issues and reach an agreement. We also practice collaborative law, especially in family disputes, where all parties agree to resolve their issues without court intervention.
At our firm, we believe that every dispute requires a unique approach. We carefully analyze each case, consider our client’s objectives, and devise an ADR strategy that best serves their interests. We understand that traditional litigation is not always the best way to resolve disputes and we advocate for ADR methods that can offer a cost-effective, confidential and timely path to resolution.