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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...

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...

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...

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