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Mediation & Arbitration

Mediation and Arbitration Services

At Carbert Waite LLP, we recognize the high costs of litigation, and conversely, the value of efficiently concluding your matter through alternative dispute resolution methods, including negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. As a result, our lawyers regularly engage in arbitrations and mediations on behalf of individuals, unions, businesses, and insurers seeking alternatives to the Courts for resolving disputes.

Why choose mediation or arbitration for dispute resolution?

  1. Optimizes the use of important resources, including time and money
  2. Promotes collaboration by fostering communication
  3. Safeguards privacy and confidentiality by eliminating the disclosure associated with court proceedings
  4. Diminishes contention by offering a platform for all involved parties to communicate and seek solutions


Mediation is a structured negotiation with a neutral third party, the mediator, who facilitates communication and negotiation between parties involved in a dispute. Mediations are confidential, and the process is voluntary, meaning that all parties must agree to participate. It offers several benefits, including:

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • A faster resolution compared to litigation
  • The opportunity for parties to have more control over the outcome
  • The opportunity for parties to reach a resolution without proceeding to trial

We believe in a flexible approach to mediation. The process should be adaptable and suit the needs of the parties and the nature of the particular dispute.

Reach out to our highly trained mediators and partners, Brad Dobbin and Michael Waite K.C., and explore mediation as a way of alternative dispute resolution.


Arbitration is a more formal process than mediation. In an arbitration, a neutral third party referred to as an arbitrator, will decide on the outcome of the dispute based on the law and facts as presented by the parties. Clients frequently choose arbitration as an alternative to the court process, where the ability to choose the decision maker, the speed of resolution, and the privacy of the parties are paramount.

Carbert Waite lawyers have experience with international and domestic arbitration in various industries and sectors, including:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • High-value commercial disputes, including in the energy sector
  • Construction disputes
  • Employment disputes

Reach out to our experienced arbitrators and partners, Roxanne Davis K.C., QArb and Curtis Marble FCIArb, to explore arbitration as a way of alternative dispute resolution.


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